First show was in Dothan, AL supporting John Paul White. My main guitar wasn't working during soundcheck, so had to break in my newly acquired 60s Guild with really wonky pick-ups. Our new friend John came up after show and invited us to his guitar shop the next day where he got both playing perfectly.
Dothan, AL. First time playing a three-tiered theatre, felt way in over my head!
Loading up the car // playing the dirge whistle
Spent the morning at the guitar shop meeting locals and hanging out. Eclectic older gentleman named Bill went on and on with outrageous jokes and anecdotes from his own life. The next day I wrote a song about some of the things he said called "Another Love Song (Spooky Ducks)".
Not a whole lot going on in Milton, Florida. We waited here for a train to pass, before heading to the venue. We played the cities theatre, met the mayor, and heard all about the paranormal activity that has taken place at the Imogene (even had a little ghost encounter ourselves!)
One of the best damn venues in the world. Callaghan's Irish Social Club.
Climbing before the show in Mobile, AL.
Was a true honor opening for John Paul White.
Day off shenanigans. Kyle Jahnke and the Pizza Wizard donning a tortilla mask.
Favorite "audience" to sing to. <3 Austin, TX
Dallas, TX soundchecking new tune "Modern Exchange"
huge frat party down the street from our show in Athens, GA
Towards the end of the tour I felt completely out of steam. On the day of our last show in Milledgeville, GA we took a stop by the Georgia Botanical Gardens. Thankful for this portrait, reminds me how much peace I found wandering around there for a few hours.
Home Sweet Home. For the encore, we went backstage and changed into these denim vests we picked up at a thrift store. We came out and played Margaritaville straight into my tune Casa Maria (about the Mexican restaurant below the venue). Easily the loudest applause I've received in my life...I guess folks are pretty easily entertained.
Flew up to NY to record/finish out touring for the season. Photo from William Smith's new place in Brooklyn.
Checking out the new neighborhood
I love NY!
Recording straight to vinyl for Leestavall sessions
Lazy scratch vocal take for "There are Many Ways to Kneel and Kiss the Ground" aka "Waves"
Working out keys parts with Jacob
Transmitter park, many a break taken here
Walked into the Tender Trap across the street from the studio months ago and really wanted to play there. The sound system ended up not working so we played on the floor, and there was a literal WWE deathmatch taking place right after our show.