As the tour rolls on, I can’t help but feel blessed. Leaving Arlington, Vermont and the Battenkill was very tough to do. But, the tour must go on! And, go on did it ever. I arrived to Syracuse around 6:30pm. It took me a couple of circles around the block, a bathroom break, and Dunkin visit to find Funk N’ Waffles, but I found it. I performed for a “She’s the First” benefit. “She’s the First” is an organization promoting woman’s education. The crowd was caffeinated and the waffles were flowing.
The night started with a sweet acoustic duo featuring Jessica Cunnington and was followed by the local, Syracuse benefit pro, Marcus Belmore. Then, I hit the stage and rocked through a power hour set closing with the crowd joining me in singing “Tiny Dancer,” a favorite of mine to end the set with. The benefit ended with another local S/S Aurla Dahe strumming sweet songs for her sweet voice. The “She’s the First,” peeps meet their goal, I sold some CDs and stickers, the world is in harmony. The Funk N’ Waffles people truly know how to host a party. Thanks guys…
My evening and morning continued with deep spiritual and political talks with new friend Dwight. He served me good brew and made me tasty breakfast in the morning practicing the Indian practice, ‘Guest is God.’ A thoughtful guy, Dwight has reminded me how blessed I am to have crossed paths with such caring, great people. Pay it forward. After an informative tour of the Syracuse campus, the time has come to go on.
To the Bowling Green and Howard’s Club H I go!