August 5, 2014

From New Mexico to Colorado

It’s been a beautiful week on the road. Cities visited… Santa Fe, ABQ, Taos, Salida, Howard, & now the high town of Leadville, CO.

HIGHLIGHTS…

The A/C went out in the van 2 hours into the drive, & so begins the “Bikini Van Tour.”

I gotta brag on my rockstar parking job in front of the Cowgirl Club in Santa Fe. Thanks to Gonzolo for holding the spot for me as I ran back to the van & circled the block. I parallel parked the van+motorcyle/hitch carrier like a champ. Actually got an applause from the patio. The weather was gorgeous & I got to play on the patio for the first time. The crowd is really growing in Santa Fe! Im looking forward to returning on a Saturday in October.

Next day I hit up a noon yoga class at Body led by my friend, Emily Branden. Afterwards I got a 10$ smoothie. (Insert Uma Thurman milk shake reference here.)

ABQ was cool. I played at Shade Tree Customs. It’s a bar/restaurant started up by a custom motorcycle shop downstairs. Lots of bike parts everywhere. I was happy to be towing my bike cause it made me feel like part of the club. πŸ™‚

Next day I cruised up to Taos & took an afternoon nap in the back of the van. Thank you Sage Brush Inn parking lot! I was killing time cause I wanted to speak with who handles the booking, but they were working the evening shift. So, storm rolled in & I took a nap until Vicky made an appearance.
Later that evening I headed to KTAO and caught Eliza Gilkyson’s last set. She’s quite the songwriter & a hoot to boot!

Saturday I jammed Eske’s Brew Pub. Thanks to Sarah & Clayton for bringing out all the peeps πŸ™‚ There was a ton of stuff going on in Taos, but we still managed to have a great turnout. I made some new friends from Tahlequah, OK that want to host a house concert for me. Stay tuned for a midwest tour early next year.
– Oh yeah, & I finally unloaded the motorcycle and went for a short cruise around Taos. holy cow man!! I can not describe how beautiful it was. .. storm clouds, mountains but the sun was still shining. How was that? How’d I do? I’ll definitely be back at the end of August to cruise more on the bike. (& I owe my buddy Charlie 15 bucks.)

Onward! After hanging in Taos for 3 days & hiding away to work on preproduction stuff, I loaded up the bike & recording gear & headed to Salida/Howard, CO for a house concert. This part of the country is truly breath-taking. The concert was at Ananda Tandava Retreat Center. (yoga studio) Thanks to everyone who came and supported a touring musician. You could hear a pin drop all night & that is a truly powerful thing for any artist to experience. A special thanks to Jaime & Justin for opening your home & being such a beautiful inspiration! Namaste~

Alright y’all, today I’m in Leadville working on finishing up my new single, Somewhere Behind The Sun. We’ll be working for the next couple days & then the CO tour really kicks off. Check the show calendar for details.

It’s been raining but I wouldn’t want it any other way.
Be well πŸ™‚ See you on the road!