As Matt and I enjoy a week at home with the band, I’m feeling warm and fuzzy just thinking of all the wonderful things we’ve been able to do this summer, and all of the adventures still ahead.
Our 2-week California tour was a great learning experience, giving us the chance to hone our set and gain the confidence to play in front of any type of crowd. We started that tour by playing after a folk duo in a pizza shop and ended it at the Doll Hut in Anaheim, where we shared the stage with a Mexican metal band and a crazy good punk duo. So, yeah, we had a fun time.
With some west coast tours under our belt, we were able to spark the attention of a national booking company called The Bandwidth Agency, and signed a contrat with them shortly after. High fives! We couldn’t be more excited.
Next up was time with the family. Matt and I joined the family band to play some tunes for our cousin’s wedding in Maryland, then headed north to NJ to ride some kiddie rides at the boardwalk with our niece, Grace. Matt got sick on the dizzy dizzy dinosaurs and yours truly on the zeppoles (deep fried dough balls that you find in Italian joints and places of merriment all over NJ) but we loved it nonetheless.
Our most recent adventure was a 7-night tour of the northwest with our good friend Cars & Trains. The trip started out with a packed house show in La Grande on a beautiful family farm, and ended in a 1920’s theater in Seattle, where we played for 4 people (but those 4 people were really cool – so I’d do it all again!). Tom was probably the coolest tour buddy we could ask for. If you aren’t familiar with his music, I highly recommend it.
Now, we are catching up on life, practicing with Stephen and Cole, and getting ready for a 3-date run with our good friends Norman and The Holiday Friends. After that, we head out for a massive 2-month journey back and forth across the ol’ US of A and we hope to meet you there!
Enjoy some snapshots of our summer so far…