Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Charlottesville, VA

After a gorgeous drive through the Shenandoah Valley this morning (see picture of Seneca Rocks...incredible!) we pulled into our second show at The Blue Moon Diner in Charlottesville, VA.  Joe A. had played here before with The Slaves on tour last summer and I had also stopped here once for good food and a delicious local brew.  We were well received and even had some friends there to support us.  Cousins, our couch-surfing host Ross and of course Miss. Wren Plain!!  It was a bit of a scorcher today so busking was difficult but the show was great and everyone was so friendly.  The woman who owns the diner even mentioned having Rally Day pressed onto vinyl! Woohoo!  Off to Asheville, NC now to see what kind of ruckus we can create!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

First stop: West Virginia!!

We are finally on the road!  After playing a lovely wedding yesterday in Delhi, NY we passed back through Binghamton one last time (at 1am) to pick up Joe Alston and start our journey.  At about 8:30am we pulled into Thomas, W, a quaint old coal-mining town of appx. 400.   Joe A. and I stopped into a cafe for a coffee and immediately hit it off with one of the locals, who gave us a little history of the town and showed us his art gallery.  Our first show is at the Purple Fiddle today at 1pm and we are super excited!  The venue is always spoken highly of and the people that work here are very warm.  We will be staying at the Purple Fiddle Inn tonight (right next door) where we will hopefully get some much needed sleep, then it's off to Charlottesville, VA tomorrow!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

New Van!

Hey folks!  Here is the first entry to our brand new blog!  As you all know, on August 28th we will be embarking on a 6-week cross-country tour with our very good friend and fellow musician Joe Alston.  The first step (besides booking the shows) was to get a vehicle.  With the help of our very generous friends, family and fans we raised $2500.00 to put towards a van and last Friday we finally purchased it!  Everyone got a chance to drive and marvel at it's immensity.  Boy are we excited!