Our first night was in Boston at The Burren, where were shared the stage with a lovely folk duo called Cosby Gibson. The headlining act was an incredible band called Stains of a Sunflower, who absolutely blew my mind.
I sat on two beers (I have no idea how that happened), got to see so many of my Boston singer songwriter friends, and got to enjoy an incredible amount of awesome music. Below is my Boston BFF, Yona. She has a song she wrote about Cheese. Check it out here. First night of tour: fucking awesome.
The next night, Jake and I played at a Kava Bar in Ithaca NY. Kava is a "sacred root" that is ground up and consumed as a cold tea. It is said to have beneficial properties. It made me feel SUPER RELAXED.
The bar had a beautiful bronze tree that was built into the bar and had branches that stretched to cover the ceiling. If you look in the photo of Jake, Molly and I, you can sort of see it!
We stayed with the Allens, who we gave a little concert to on the porch in the morning before we left. Here we are cheesing to the Max. That's Buddy next to Jake, one of the wildest, friendliest dogs I've ever met!
The next night we played in Pittsburg, where we got to play outdoors on a beautiful patio.
After we checked into our quarters (we rented a dope house on AirBnB) we walked around and found a bar with music and a walk up beer window. There was an UNBELIEVABLE band playing in the bar called Three Car Garage and I got to sing "Me and Bobby" with them. You can smoke in bars in PA and beer is dirt cheap. We had an amazing fucking time even though our clothes smelled disgusting the next day.
Our next night, we drove to New York City to perform at Rockwood Music Hall, where I've dreamt of playing for a long ass time! We played what I believe was our best set of the whole damn tour to a very attentive audience. I got to slam on a grand piano and enjoy A GREAT OLD FASHIONED.
We played a homecoming show at Bishop's Lounge the following night in Northampton, which was to be Jake's last show in our hood before he moves away. We were joined by his FMBR band mate Sam, who has the one of the most incredible voices I have ever had the pleasure of hearing.
Sharing music with Jake all over the country has been a blast and I'm so proud of the songs he's been writing and all that he has accomplished. I fucking love you, man. Go check out his stuff in Father Misty and The Big Rock as well as our project together, Honeycomb Suite.