The Tour Continues!
We’re steadily working our way east, with a slew of shows coming up in our old stomping grounds in Nashville; for more on that, check out our tour schedule. But for the moment, let’s look over what happened last week:
After a great week in North Dakota, we travelled eastward for a stop in St. Paul, MN, playing a fantastic show at the Amsterdam Bar & Hall with The Fawn & The Flame andCourtney Yasmineh. One half of TF&TF, Carey Keavy, was kind enough to let us stay at her place on the way to North Dakota and back, and she has a fantastic duo with some great music! Courtney, in addition to having a fantastic show (think Veruca Salt, but there’s only one of ’em) is also very much like us – a full-time, homeless touring musician bunking down in the Twin Cities while she records a new record. All in all, a great time in Minnesota.
The trip down from MN was pretty cool; we stopped in Hudson, WI for a lunch on the lake at Pier 500 Restaurant, where Ash had a lobster grilled cheese sandwich(!!!!!!). A rare treat, to be sure. Also along the way, we stopped at the World’s Largest Culver’s restaurant and had ourselves a custard, and watched Team USA almost lose to Australia (phew!). Very fun times. Our trip ended with us arriving in Chicagoland and reconnecting with old friends and family for a few days, and also having every kind of pizza under the sun. Sorry, rest of the world; I think Chicago’s got you guys beat on pizza.
So many things happened! We got to see a really close, extra-innings Cubs win thanks to our San Francisco family Art and Carol! Ash & Co. went to a bloody mary bar! (Yeah, you read that right.) We also got to check out a house concert by our very good friend Steve Goodie, whose parents also happened to be in attendance. Steve is an extremely talented songwriter and a longtime friend of ours from Nashville whose music you should check out right away. Go ahead, we’ll wait.
The show at the Elbo Room in Chicago was particularly awesome for a couple of reasons. Firstly, violinist Stephanie Groot and her (and our) friend Liise travelled all the way from Arizona to be here for our show, and it was a blast. Secondly, many of our friends and family showed up to watch the show, and we were so humbled and blessed to see so many familiar faces in the audience. The Ugly Architect closed out the night, and his music and songwriting were nothing short of incredible. What a wonderful time we all had in Chicagoland.
Until next time…
We’re in Nashville this week! Stay tuned for more live streams on Facebook, and be sure to look at our tour schedule for the latest updates on where we’re playing! See you on the road!