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What's Happenin' [12.28.13]
It's the last Saturday night of 2013, right now.
I'm home processing the holidays, preparing myself for a couple nights in Chico to ring in the new year, and then a week aboard the infamous Jamcruise - my fourth one I think. Listening to Tribe Called Quest "Midnight Marauder". It's been a good music listening week in general. I've been filling my ears with Herb Alpert, The Ventures, Roy Orbison and other good time oldies.
It's been a great year, a heavy tour year. I like those. ALO had some nice moments - Tour d'Amour VII with the California Honeydrops, a midwest/east coast tour with Ryan Montbleau Band, Bonnaroo, Horning's Hideout, a fun Halloween run. And Nicki Bluhm & the Gramblers have kept on keeping on. A steady pace, many laps around the country, Mountain Jam, Newport Folk, jams in the van, jams with Boz Scaggs! These two bands are either keeping me young or making me old. Time will tell. At least I'm enjoying the ride.
Looking forward to the ALO and NBG dates ahead in the new year. If the rest of the year looks as fun as this first quarter is looking, I think it's gonna be a great 2014. I always look forward to the smiling faces at the shows, the musicians we get to cross paths with, the rock n'roll, and all the rest.
Happy New Year to everyone. May it be the best one yet!
Current Projects: ALO | Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers | Brokedown in Bakersfield | John Craigie