A night off in the big city of Middletown, NY. Thought I’d drop y’all a line. Been busy since we talked last. Had a great time playing for the Americana Music Conference. Thanks to them for the invitation. It’s cool to be a part of something where all the fans, all the radio folks, etc. are really just trying to hear and see as much great music as possible. The set was fun as hell albeit a bit shorter than we’d like. Got to see and hang with Radney Foster’s guys a bit. He’s got Jefferson on keys and my old pal Keith on drums. It was very good catching up with them. Congrats to Justin Townes Earle for his award. Wanted to make the ceremonies but caught some kinda wicked flu that laid me out til damn near showtime. I did get to do a couple of radio station things while we were home. Rock station 97.1 plus WSM. Its nice to have folks interested in this new record. The WSM thing has such history for me growing up in Nashville I was just flattered as hell that they invited me in. They’ve actually been playing ‘Goodnight/Goodbye’ off the new album. Damn right we’re rockin the am!! Then rolled through Pittsburgh last night. Always have fun at the Club Cafe. It was a little nutty around there with all the G20 stuff going on. Some businesses all boarded up but still open. Fear of rioters. I was gonna riot when I found out the damn thing had NOTHING at all to do with Gatorade. Crap. So tonight was band night off and we partied hard. Siggi bought a drill at Lowes. Blade and Devin went to Olive Garden. I microwaved a frozen dinner and watched HellBoy II, Secret Life Of Bees and then two episodes of Entourage. This was all followed by Real Sex 25. But I opted out of that as 1. I’m in a room with Devin and 2. I’m deathly afraid of boobies ESPECIALLY on TV. Ok truth be told I just went out and grabbed a snack but anyway………Boston tomorrow night. Back at Harpers Ferry. Haven’t played there in ages. Hope we will see some of you there.