LO AND BEHOLD
First off, I'm out doing gigs this weekend. With the Casual Coalition. Playing from the book of Dylan and The Band's Basement Tapes. Taking those songs out for a joyride. The Basement Tapes can't be reproduced scientifically. We've freely added and taken away from the recipe. That record has been an inspiration to all of us. Maybe it will inspire you too. As for the Casual Coalition? They're an all-star Bay Area band featuring members of the Mother Hips, Phil Lesh & Friends, and Stu Allen and the Mars Hotel. Lo and behold! (Dates below.)
July 21: Felton Music Hall, Felton, CA
July 22: Hopmonk Sebastopol, CA
July 24: SLO Brew Rock, San Luis Obispo, CA
Meanwhile, in the words of my friend Peter Mulvey, I miss being useful. When I look at the tour dates we have on the calendar, it's enough to make me believe something is really happening.
And it is.
In fact, just the other night in Austin, I was at a restaurant. And my dinner companions and I did some lingering at the table. Serious lingering. One of those nights where we were enjoying such a good time we hardly noticed the staff were counting out their tips and topping off the saltshakers at another table. I thought it kind of odd how they were stacking the chairs on the tables all around us. Eventually I put it together. It might have something to do with the fact that we'd been there three hours.
After that hang, I was ready to do anything. But what? Well, nothing crazy. Yeah, I went ahead and enjoyed a slow stroll through a bookstore. After that, I was down in the pit at the Make Out for a Flying Color reunion show.
So that's it for now. New shows, new merchandise, new experiences. Now I really want to be in front of an audience bad. The internet is kinda fun and all, but I really want to be playing the old-fashioned way: with a table full of drunks talking while I play.
Meanwhile, meet me in a hurry behind the barn! I'm still doing my radio show most Fridays. Stomp your hands and cross your legs for the Trip in the Country show Fridays at 2 PM Pacific Standard Time. LOG ON HERE: https://fburls.com/86-gBawM3xX/t/s/txt/cid/1579773/sid/238809977 And be sure to hit "subscribe."
AND NOW A WORD FROM MANAGEMENT: Four of the five August residency shows at the Twin Oaks presented by KC Turner and HopMonk are SOLD OUT, and the last one (Aug. 29th) is on an extreme low ticket alert status. Snooze and bruise. It's up to you.
P.S.: You asked for it. Now you got it. Brand new Trip in the Country T-shirts. Glamorous. Elegant. Essential. And now only $24.99 in the Gimme Country store. Isn't it time you slipped into something a little more comfortable? Now you can. Brand new Trip in the Country T-shirts at: https://fburls.com/51-NVZWoEMn/t/s/txt/cid/1579773/sid/238809977
P.P.S.: This coming Bandcamp Friday (August 6th) we will be releasing a stellar 20 track live recording of our post Hardly Strictly Bluegrass show at the Make Out Room from Oct. 5, 2019. It was our last show in San Francisco before the big pause button. Bandcamp doesn't take a penny on Bandcamp Friday, so do us a favor and download with extreme prejudice.