After a great 6 days and Chicago and upper Wisco, I have to say I love the mid-west. A lot of my dear friends growing up live there and it feels like home. The week began with 2 days of R & R in Chi. The city does excellent tours on the water. Highly recommend them. Then, it was time to rent a car and head up to Wabeno.
North Branch was happening. 2 nights of great music, food, drinks and friends. I opened the festival off with a short APR set followed by a collection of Wilco tunes I had learned for my friends who were throwing the festival. They love Wilco. I played Sunken Treasure -> Airline to Heaven, Impossible Germany, California Stars. As Tweedy would say, the crowd pleasers. I closed with “The Line” to people singing and dancing.
Sunday, I headed back to Chicago for another great show at Uncommon Ground on Clark, a favorite. The tight quarters lead to quiet crowds listening closely. It brings the inner spirit out. Plus their calamari is to die for. Sadly, on Monday, I said good bye to the mid-west. Can’t wait to get back this fall!
Upon arriving in Burlington, the reality hit, I was moving. My time in Vermont was wonderful and I am happy to be able to return there frequently for gigs. Now, I am back to Boston and new songs are flowing. I will be recording another EP this summer in my home studio to be released in the fall. It will be titled Issue 5 “something I haven’t come up with yet.” 😉 This is all leading up to a full length record to be recorded next year. Sign the mailing list to stay up to date on previews and demo downloads. Peace out and happy summer – though I’d like to see, “Rain Away.”