Radio play can help a lot when it comes to getting bookings. Looking into radio stations that would be willing to play indi artists would help to land bookings when the time comes to tour that area. Always helps to have somewhat of a fan base before you get there!
For instance Alan, is there any radio stations that you know of in your area that might play some mudcat music?
We have several radio programs produced here in Kentucky that would accept cuts for review. Anyone interested, PM me and I'll look up the contact info.