May 31, our New Haven show, at Toad's Place - is one of the few on the tour that wasn't well attended.
Well, school graduated last week, it's a midweek show after a holiday weekend - lots of possible reasons, but anyway
it's still a pleasure to share the music with whoever comes out.
And we had fun meeting just about everyone, after the show.
Two days later, June 2nd, we were at Annapolis and the lovely Ram's Head Tavern. We'd been here before, and again found a very nice audience.
Starting to run into lots of folks at shows who have seen the show elsewhere and/or are coming to more shows in the future. Makes it fun, and
quite different, to have people who know the songs from the new CD. (Previously, if I forgot some lyrics I could just make up new ones on the spot and
nobody knew - now they look at me like I'm nuts!)
Next show was in the Natick Mass. Center for the Arts. A really nice room I'd played last Winter with the Jim Weider Band.
Turnout was great - maybe one of the largest crowds they'd had here, and it seemed the right kind of place to put all our ballads in
the show (and omit covering Black Dog as we sometimes do.)
A short drive across part of Massachusetts brought us to Northampton - home of the Iron Horse, a rock club we'd played on our last tour.
Couldn't be a more different venue than last night's arts center that usually sees Classical music - but the variety is part of the fun, and
it was another great night for us.
Next up: New York City and B.B. Kings - a very nice venue right in the heart of midtown, at 42nd St.
I spent the early afternoon doing an interview at VH-1 radio that will go out to quite a few stations. Then over to soundcheck, sorted out
our largish guestlist, and had another really fun night.
Another of those wide clubs, where it takes multiple photos to show much of the audience.
So... now a week off before our next shows. It hasn't escaped my attention that we are in the "N's" part of the tour, having just
played Natick, Northampton, and New York (following soon after New Haven.) So it's appropriate that our next show
will be Not quite NearFest - as we'll be in Bethlehem, PA. playing the opening night before the progressive rock weekend there - our night
is called Progressive Legends Showcase.
More from there.