Category: tour

sarah jaffe tour, concl.

It’s over – we’re back in Denton – it was too short, but it’s good to be home, but it was too short, but it’s good to be home, etc.

I’m going to try to post some pictures at some point (though I’ve said that before)… for now, it’s bedtime,

j

sarah jaffe tour pt. 1

Touring with Sarah has been a blast… we’re now four days in, which unfortunately means the tour is half over…

So far we’ve played Baton Rouge (which I believe was the biggest crowd, as far as pure people-numbers goes), Tallahassee (where we got to spend time with Pulitzer Prize winning author Robert Olen Butler, stories from whose book ‘Severance’ Robert Gomez is setting to music), Orlando (where we met folks from Lure Design, who will be at Flatstock in Austin during SXSW), and St. Augustine, where we’re only steps from the beach, which is so peaceful I can’t even begin to describe it.

Next show is in Mt. Pleasant, SC… then North Carolina, Tennessee and Arkansas. This tour will be far too short, and far too awesome. For now, it’s time to crash. Holiday Inn, thank you,

jb

west coast tour day done

At some point (this week next week soonish? maybe?) I’ll be editing the west coast tour posts to include pictures. If it’s true that ‘A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words,’ then these posts will become much, much wordier…

In the meantime, here’s a video of the last song (pre-encore, anyway) of the last show of the tour – from Seattle’s Tractor Tavern, Trespassers William performing ‘I Don’t Mind’ (they did the ‘our band would like your band to join us for this one’ thing, which was fun)…

west coast tour day eleven (el fin.)

Vail, CO > Denton, TX

I can go ahead and write this one ahead of time, because I know what’s going to happen (I mean, at least as far as one can ‘know’ what’s ‘going to happen’)…

Rob and I left Vail at 7ish in the morning; grabbed coffee, bid ‘Adieu’ (or ‘Adios,’ or whatever) to good friend Britt, with whom we’ve spent the last two nights, hit the road. Arrived in Denton some 12, 13, 14, 15 hours later.

I’m pretty certain I’m going to wish I could stay on the road much longer… guess there’ll be other tours with other folks in the future. I look forward to them, because travelling is awesome,

-jb

west coast tour days eight and nine

Seattle, WA > Vail, CO

Um, Rob ended up driving all but two of the twenty-ish hours from Seattle to Vail; this is because I fell into a coma somewhere in Idaho (sorry, Rob!). So, I missed most of that part of our trip. But, we ended up in Vail, which is beautiful, and we’re hanging out with our friend Britt, who is awesome, and we saw the New York Philharmonic play Mahler’s Symphony No. 1, which was also awesome, and we hit the town for some good food-and-such, and we’ll be chilling out here tomorrow. Cancelled the Denver show because it wasn’t with the other bands and would’ve been basically crappy. Which is nice, because we can just take it easy hanging out with Britt tomorrow before we head back… so I guess tomorrow will be our last day before driving back to Denton. Later,

-jb

west coast tour day seven

Seattle, WA

Last night’s show was the best so far, I think – felt good, and The Theater Fire and Trespassers William both sounded better than ever… it was especially nice to have a lot of good friends out. I wish we were playing more shows with them…

Today has been uber-peaceful. Got up and around about 9 this morning, showered and grabbed coffee from the (really good) coffee shop across the street from Kris’ place, walked with Kris and his (awesome) dog Cash down the street along the edge of the bay, met more good friends for breakfast at the Dish in Ballard, caught up with another friend at his art gallery, Ambach & Rice, met another friend for coffee, am now doing laundry here in Ballard and am about to catch up with Rob in the U District. Options for tonight include seeing Zach Tillman’s band Pearly Gate Music, playing a friendly poker game in Edmonds or, in the words of our new friend Andy, getting into ‘all manner of whiskey-related trouble’… ha!,

Day Nine Update: I ended up going to the Sunset Tavern – which is my new favorite Seattle venue – to see Zach’s bands Final Spins and Pearly Gate Music… both bands were great. Sunset has a great room – plenty of space to fit a good number of people, but laid out comfortably – smaller crowds would still be comfortable… got to see several folks I hadn’t yet seen during this trip, which was nice… ended up meeting Rob and Anna-Lynne over in Capitol Hill, where we met up with other good folks – ’twas an action packed day,

-jb