Great day was had yesterday. Started out with an awesome breakfast from Polly’s on Beale and then we headed for the legendary Stax Museum. This place was so cool. What an amazing and heartbreaking story. The short movie at the start of the tour had us all a little misty. The Otis Redding footage blew my mind. By the time we got done we were chomping at the bit to play. The had the wah pedal used of Shaft in there and they actually had Isaac Hayes’ Cadillac. PIMPMOBILE!!!!! Check the Video!
You have to be at the venue you play at the start of the night and stay until you play so we grabbed a bite and checked out some other bands. The Venue is Called Bues City Cafe and is a pretty good medium sized club. Looks real good with people packed in there and the folks that were there were real responsive. Great Crowd. We hit the stage like an Atom Bomb and delivered a real strong introduction to Ross Neilsen & The Sufferin Bastards. We had a LOT of comments and people seemed to really dig our brand of blues.
A couple of other acts we dug were Jeremy Wallace Trio from New Jeresy. These guys were kind of a Tom Waits meets Howlin Wolf outfit. Really Cool. The other band that really stood out was The Dustin Pittsley Band from Tulsa. Nice guys and great players.
Today I’m taking it low key. Just caught a bit of Colin Linden’s songwriter workshop and now I’m about to have a nap and then a couple interviews before I have to head over to our venue. We play second to last tonight and it’s gonna be hard to sit and wait so long…..we’ll find a way to get energized for our set though. we always do!
I hope all is well where ever you are and you are enjoying these updates. We sure appreciate you keeping in touch.