We had the most spectacular visit to British Columbia last week! We played CedarCreek Winery, which is situated across from a gorgeous 90-mile lake. All day, there were rain showers, and we were concerned that we wouldn’t be able to play… or that people wouldn’t show up, but about 30 minutes before the show, the clouds broke, then became this rich, golden color as the sun set behind the mountains in back of us as we played music to the lovely people of Kelowna!
The atmosphere couldn’t have been more gorgeous. Playing outside in the summer is my favorite thing to do… besides eating a great meal… oh, and sleeping a full night. But ANYWAY, we were greeted with such wonderful hospitality by the CedarCreek owners and crew… many thanks again to all of you! We just drank a lovely bottle of Cabernet Sauv, as they call it, that was given to us at the airport. Wonderful! The audience was great too… very happy people. Thanks for hanging out with us!
The band and I are gearing up for our San Francisco shows next weekend. This should be a fun, intimate night – the venue is very small. Come on down! (Friday and Saturday nights at The Rrazz Room in the Nikko Hotel).
After that, we head to the east coast for three more shows with Sugarland! More outdoor venues… YAY! I just watched the YouTube video of the song “Very Last Country Song”… what a pleasure it is to sing with Jennifer again and to be around such lovely people.
In the touring world, we call those huge outdoor venues “the sheds”. I played the sheds with Jackson Browne in 1995 and 1996 and remember the beginning of the show with Jackson’s guitar lick to the song “I’m Alive.” My best friend was out on the road with us, and I will always remember her dancing up the empty aisles during soundcheck to that song. Summer on the road… ahhhh! We saw James Taylor play lots of sheds. In my mind (and in reality), I’m going to Carolina. Asheville, North Carolina! Can’t wait.
I’m also attempting to write my next album. Some days, however, the beach calls to me – also my 4-year-old, but the album is coming along. Hopefully we’ll have something out next spring, but I had better hunker down.
We had discussed coming back to Europe in the fall, but that is not looking like it’s going to happen. I’ll give you the update when we know more. We may just wait until next spring, when I have the new album done – or at least half done!
See you on the road!