Tour Post - VA w. friends
Sometimes, the best way to learn a lesson is to screw up. Fortunately, for me, last week I learned that if you're gonna go on the road, you go with friends. And, I didn't even have to deal with awkward silences, or a smelly companion to figure it out. I'll add a quick disclaimer: Mama didn't raise no fool, it's not always a walk in the park, and I'm fairly certain there will be future travel days complete with smells and silences (*note: "smells & silences" new album title?) however, that was not the case last week. Here's how it went down - Monday & Tuesday: Todd Kramer, Bianca Merkley and I drove from NYC to Virginia to NYC in 36 hours to play 2 sets. Friday morning, the 3 of us went back to VA, this time withRachel Epp and returned Sunday morning. Yea, not the smartest of travel planners among us, but it was well worth it. The hospitality from those hosting our shows, AND putting us up, exceeded the definition of generosity. Can't quite say thanks enough (honorable mention to Naomi for both performing with us and providing a floor to sleep on.)
You learn a lot about people when you're confined to a small room moving at an average speed of 68 mph for 7 hours at a time. So, I've decided that I'll just have to constantly tour with Bianca, Todd, & Rachel...much to their dismay, this won't be the last of my pitch perfect rendition of Celine's "Power of Love."
If you've read this far, and you happen to be in Boston or TX, see below for the next 2 shows...