This venue is lookin pretty cool.
Awesome stage. Can’t wait to play.
Motel number 2,345,678,834
Oh my. Those harmonies at 4:00 forward. This video is perfect.
It’s Larry’s birthday today, and I like that about Larry.
We got him birthday gifts at the gas station somewhere in South Carolina.
onceuponawildflower asked: Are you at Black Mountain? Can you tell me about it? It's been highly suggested to me that I visit when I go down to NC.
I’m leaving Black Mountain right now and headin towards Birmingham, Alabama for our next gig tonight. I would definitely recommend it! It was a very pleasant town, honest, and full of friendly people. I was only their for one night so it’s hard to really speak for it, but it seemed like a place I would have loved to dwell in a little longer. We played at Pisgah brewery which you should check out for sure! Great beer, you quite literally drink in the middle of their whole operation. The staff member, patrons, and the many dogs that people brought in were all friendly and hospitable to us traveling musicians, a little slice of being home. In the morning I walked over to Dripolator coffeehouse. Check that out if you fancy a coffee. I had some solid espresso, and a nice conversation with the barista. Honestly though it was just nice to walk around the town and hear the church bells and talk with a few strangers. Worth the stop. :)
Remember Me This Way ~ Steve Martin and Edie Brickell
A beautiful banjo tune to start the morning with.
Tour has been truly amazing, every city has has been unique, every gig enjoyable, and I’m looking forward to our next string of shows. The road is something I really love, and playing for strangers and fans and loved ones across the country is amazing. I always miss home in little ways, but tonight Im tired and I really miss home, I’m really missing her, and I’m missing that high desert, and I’m missing those conversations that happen across a dashboard as we barrel towards a weekend adventure, but that’s ok. In life we have adventures for ourselves, adventures with the ones we care for, and we at times watch others go off on their own, and it all teaches us one thing - the people we hold close mean more to Us than we may ever know. Here’s to it all. Cheers.
On the road again.
And people said we were a folk band. The backstage area of the brewery were playing at had this set up in the green room. Chuck, our upright bass player and Larry, our guitarist decided they’re leaving the band and starting a metal band, clearly.
So, tonight were playing at a Pisgah Brewery in Black Mountain, North Carolina, and so far it’s been really awesome. They have a great stage and rumor has it it’s the place to hang on the weekend evenings. Should be a blast.
We stopped to check out the mountains a bit outside of Asheville, NC.
Am I ready for the leaving?
Well what would make me more ready?
More thoughts? More sorting of papers?
More calls and gifts to friends?
How beautiful, this new habit of parting, for it has made my living look all the more like life.
-February 5, 2014
Grace Rolland, you said it best.