Since our last post we drove to Pittsburgh and had the pleasure of meeting and playing with Joy Ike, who is a full time touring musician and who happens to write a blog I read called Grassrootsy, small world! She was playing beautiful arrangements with cellist, Eleanor Graham, and a double bass player, you should definitely check her out and go catch a show.
Then we headed over to DC for a show at Ebenezers, which is an incredible venue/coffee shop. You really never know what to expect from a venue the first time around, it could go either way, but Ebenezers was a real treat. They have a whole separate performance space downstairs, a GREAT sound system, a sound guy who knows his stuff, even full-on lighting. We also got to share the bill with Joe Rathbone and his band, great songs and really nice people. His bass player, Paul Brown, actually spent a year living in an RV so we got some great tips from him, such as ‘don’t poop where you sleep,’ a real gem.
Now we’re back home for a bit, our next show is this Sunday in Ithaca. It’s nice to sleep in our own bed, but a little sad to not be playing every night. On the upside, this is going to be our last few months in our apartment and I am more excited than ever to begin our airstream adventures. Being on tour, meeting so many great people, talking to fellow musicians and hearing their music and stories was really inspiring. I love being a part of this huge community of indie, DIY musicians and I can NOT WAIT to be on the road full time.
A HUGE thank you to everyone along the way who came out to support us, let us crash in their homes, shared the stage and overall made this tour worthwhile!