Join us as Lydia Luce reveals what she does before taking the stage.


In this Preshow Rituals segment, the indie folk artist, Lydia Luce, reveals what she does before taking the stage. You can check out the rituals below:

Currently, I am on the road with Ron Pope traveling in a tour bus for the first time. Usually my touring travel situation is a 2004 School Bus that comes with frequent breakdowns and requires extra love. This has been such a great experience so far. Our wonderful bus driver Lee drives through the night and we wake up in a new city each day and have a few hours to get ourselves together before load in and soundcheck starts. I am opening for Ron and playing violin in his band so I am on double duty. I have to stretch the moment I wake up and I try to have some quiet time to journal or read to start my pace slowly before the rush. I usually get outside and go on a walk to wake my body up and see the sun.

Before I sing I do about 20 minutes of vocal warm ups and often use a personal steamer because the environments change in each city. We are currently in Albuquerque which is essentially a desert and very dry. I stay super hydrated on the road and try to get as much sleep as possible to set myself up in the healthiest way. I’m usually sipping on some sort of decaf tea and honey before the show.

On this tour I have been doing a breathing meditation before stepping out on the stage. My favorite meditation right now is Wim Hoff’s breathing meditation (you can find it on YouTube!). It slows my heart rate down and gets me out of my head and into my body. I truly love being able to sing in these new spaces and getting to meet new people in every city. I feel grateful to be out here.

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