July 18, 2012 by Bridgeport
I don’t even know where to begin. It was an awesome experience taking my music on the road. I lived out of suitcases. I became friends with hoboes. I drove down the Pacific Coast Highway. I took sink-showers in gas stations and bar bathrooms. I made many new friends and got to spend time with old ones all across the Northwest.
It didn’t come without some tough bits though. Mike, our drummer ran into some schedule conflicts and had to miss a good portion of the trip. The Eugene house show fell through the night of the show and there were a few too many nights off with no income.
For the people who let us sleep on their couches and beds, the friends and musicians I toured with, the bands and venues we shared the stage with, and the new listeners who keep me writing, I can’t thank you enough.
It has taught me to be grateful for people. Never write anyone off. Don’t talk down. Every person has something to offer. I hope I can remember this in the future.
My show in Portland went so well I got booked to play another set at Backspace in August. Until then I’ll be writing, nursing my over-played wrist, buying a minivan to tour in, and planning the next time I can hit the road.
In Boise: stay tuned for my last big show of the summer. Friday, August 17th at the Venue. I’ll be supporting the touring Seattle musician, Dylan Jakobsen on his album release tour. I’d love to see you there!