Laura and I were privileged to be invited the 3rd Eddie Owen Presents shootout in Atlanta on Friday. If you are not familiar, Eddie Owen is a bit of a living legend. He helped find and launch the careers of Jennifer Nettles (Sugarland), John Mayer, The Indigo Girls, Shawn Mullins, and others. So, to say the least, we were excited to play. We had an absolute blast. His new venue, the Red Clay Theater, in Duluth, is awesome. You should definitely check it out. Our performance video will be up on www.omplive.com in just a couple of days. I hope you enjoy!
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(Thanks to A. Fraebel Studios for the pics!)
Laura and I will be playing the Pepsi Southern Original Competition this Saturday, September 7th, in Tallahassee for the chance to play at the Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam in Panama City, Florida on September 25 or 26. The winner of the entire competition will open up for Toby Keith.
Our last official stop was in Boston. We played with the Charles Johnson Band, whose bassist is a long-time friend of ours, Barry Rigby. L.A. watch out! They are coming your way.
We had a blast opening up for David Berkeley and Bill Titus for David’s CD release at a really great Philadelphia venue, The Tin Angel. They’ve gotten some really great acts over the years (Citizen Cope, Lucinda Williams), so we were really excited to get a chance to play there.
Funny story: After the show, we had really our one and only mishap of the tour. We emerged from the venue, feeling accomplished after a good night, only to find our car had been towed. I tell ya, if you want to see the underbelly of any city, get your car towed. It wasn’t too bad, that said. We got our wheels back and made it safe and sound to our new friends, Steve and Jill Marshall’s house. You two are awesome! We’ll park smarter next time.
Thanks to “Doc” Bennett for helping us out, and for Rich and Jennifer Ramsey for the lodging. We had a blast in Nashville, and will be back in November to play at Antique Archaeology. If you are familiar with the show American Pickers, Antique Archaeology was started by one of the show’s stars, Mike Wolfe. We’re excited, as they too have had and continue to have really great acts.
Coming home is always nice. Thanks to everybody who came out to the Avondale Brewery to check us out. Thanks also to our good friends Jay McCarley, Robby Foreman, Chris Adler, and Jeff Shephard for playing. And thanks to Bert Trotman for setting it up.
For those who haven’t been to the brewery, you’ve got to check it out. Great brews and a great story. Check em out!