I am in the 6th week of waiting on my visa to the UK to be processed. It is a frustrating, confusing, expensive experience and from what I have read the US visa is even more so. Once this is over with and we have an answer I will go into more detail either here or on a different blog about the good, bad, and ugly of it all but this is a good part of why I have been so silent here lately (that and I am quite lazy!)
In the meantime, take a listen to Elise Davis. A very sweet friend of mine used to work for her family (she has known Elise since she was a kid) and invited me out to dinner and to listen to her and a few others perform. Great stuff!