Monday, July 12, 2010

The Tour Begins

A week ago Sunday night, on the 4th of July, I played a set at Common Ground in Manhattan. It was a really fun time. My friend Scott Holcomb spontaneously joined in on harmonies on my cover of "Knockin' on Heaven's Door," and he also played lead guitar with me on "Make the Escape," "Beautiful Wanderer" and "Hey, Colleen."

Saturday I finally finished settling all my affairs in New York City - got my apartment cleaned up, all my stuff in storage, my kitten Angel off to her temporary home while I'm away, called to have all the utilities turned off and packed the car. At about 1 o'clock in the afternoon, I revved up the GPS, shot across the Brooklyn Bridge and through the Holland Tunnel, and headed west.

So I'm off on my first official solo tour ever, and couldn't be more excited. I stopped off in Cleveland to rest up for a couple nights, and today I'm headed to Chicago. I'll be playing 3 sets beginning at 9pm at the Upstairs Acoustic Lounge at the Elbo Room. This is a great venue I played in January with Victor Bravo. I'm looking forward to being in the Windy City again, seeing my Chicago friends, and meeting new people there.

Tuesday morning it's on to the Twin Cities for my show at Big V's in St. Paul Wednesday night.

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