I’m writing to you from a plane heading home after playing a beautiful club called The Landing at Pine Point in Maine. The venue used to be a church, so it was wonderful, acoustically. They had a great piano, and everyone was so nice to us! This show was just me and James on guitar… the mighty duo! James rocked! One of the managers of the club, Gil, even sat in on guitar, so it was a good time all around… especially my son’s melt down at the merch table! He somehow convinced “the powers that be” to let him come see me for a moment. Tess Collins opened the show – the girl can SANG!
I go home tonight, then hop on a plane again to Chicago to open for Sugarland on Friday at the MetroCentre in Rockford, Illinois. This will be a solo show for me. I am trying to think of a sing-along for the audience, just to keep it interesting. I’ll also open for them in Mountain View, California on August 26th, so come on up! (Or down, or out!)
The Texas shows were really a blast. Dosey Doe’s was just such a relaxed environment, and the show in Austin at The One World Theater was lovely. We had stopped on the way to Austin for lunch at an out of the way Mexican restaurant, and James, Jim and I agreed that it was the best Mexican food we had ever eaten collectively. The place was a dive (as many great restaurants are). We even took pictures of the newly painted murals of seascapes and women lounging in the golden light…I will post those just for the fun of it. Oh, and by the way, we swung by Dosey Doe’s to grab a coffee for the drive. Wow. Needless to say, we were in very good moods all day; until I told Jim the wrong turn in the minivan – “It’s got seats”!
We just are getting the solo album together… it’s finished now, and I am excited for the German tour. So much traveling this year, but I love it.
See you out there somewhere! Have a great last few weeks of summer!