Back home for the week and that feels nice. We are playing a show here in Nashville on Friday night. 9 pm at the Mercy Lounge. It’s a killer lineup and will be our last hometown show for the year. Hope some of yall can make it. The Americana Music Awards are this week which is the reason for the show. So there’s a ridiculous amount of great shows in town this week. Should be fun.
Good shows on the road last week. Had a great time in Chattanooga. My brother was there and sat in with us on a song. That’s always fun. Then he and his crew got drunk and had to walk to the hotel in flip flops while carrying golf clubs. Haha. Get em Hootie! Another standout being the Square Room in Knoxville. Definitely my favorite new venue. Production was great. Killer vibe in the room. Think we finally found the right place to play there. Wanted to recap a few conversations from the weekend:
Scene: outside the Square Room
Homeless man with dog playing guitar for tips.
College kid: ‘duuuude what kind of dog is that?’
Homeless man: stops song and says,’dog.’
Funny to me. Confusing to college kid.
After Knoxville we drove to Athens through Pigeon Forge. About 3 am we see a car across the median stopped in the road. In front are two women trying to lift the front end of the car. We decide to turn around and make sure they were ok. As we approach we ask what’s wrong and they tell us they have ‘run over a barbell.’. Whaaaaaat? We figure they don’t know what they’re talking about. Surely something has just fallen out underneath the car and started dragging. They shut it down and I crawl underneath and lo and behold it is in fact a barbell. Siggi grabs the jack and lifts it enough for me to drag it out. It’s 89 lbs!!!! Holy shit! We couldn’t get over it. So for future reference beware of those wild dumbbells whilst crossing the smokies. Alright I’m off to eat ice cream, drink NyQuil and watch a movie.