Here are some tidbits from our jaunt through the Midwest this month.
The tour started off wonderfully, with us all in good spirits. Ingrid Elizabeth (from Coyote Grace) joined us. The morning after our second show, we were assaulted by the hotel’s outdoor stereo blasting Steve Winwood. We chose to dance.
Our search of the gas station’s souvenir section yielded a discovery of religious and archaeological significance:
New coffee beverages were discovered:
A homespun Girlyman shirt:
Modern art at the Irving Theater in Indianapolis:
Ary finds a friend (Henry) in Indiana.
Onstage in Chicago:
The green room in Minneapolis made us feel like CBGB’s was still alive and well.
But they got our hospitality rider, and our punk rock collection of fruit, hummus, and snacks was there.
The cold weather meant a lot of extra things had to come into the hotel every night. At times, this was tiring.
The Best Western seemed to worry that we might fear our TV remotes had gone stale.
One of the highlights of this tour was having our good friend Edie Carey open most of the shows. In addition to getting to hear her beautiful voice night after night, we all got to sing a few songs together. Here’s a video of us singing the Swell Season’s “Falling Slowly” all together in Milwaukee.
Onstage in Milwaukee:
End of tour pile.
On the drive home, Ty found some helpful advice in the women’s room.