So I’ve gotten to know a little bit of Texas today. I’m currently in the midst of a 12 hour drive from Austin to Albuquerque. I had a fantastic time in Dallas on Monday night playing at the Opening Bell Coffee House.
Opening Bell is another one of those spots that would be my regular spot every day. I totally dug that spot. And great drinks too! I got to meet the owner and she invited me to come back. Hopefully more than just Belinda, her husband and Jason will come to watch me. 😛 It’s sometimes tough when u feel like you know a few people in a city and they can’t make it. It’s understandable when things come up, but when 6+ people say they’re coming and can’t make it, it can get to ya. And the text messages/e-mails that say, “Sorry I can’t make it.”? Let me tell you guys all a secret. ALL musicians haaaaaate that. We’d rather you just didn’t tell us. 😛
I tell all of my SD peeps at shows to support the touring artists and I’m always so proud of them cause they do. That’s the best part of doing what I do. Meeting friends/fans who “get it”. I’m so grateful for you guys! You have no clue. I wouldn’t be anywhere near where I am in my career if it wasn’t for you!
I drove to Austin after the show in Dallas, cause I knew that I had a huge drive the next day and didn’t need to add more time in the car… 😀
Austin was fun. I got to Poodie’s around lunchtime and had the chicken sandwhich. DELISH! Then I drove to my friend, Barbara Nesbit’s pad. We literally just talked about life, love, and how amazing of a golfer I am. (I’m not…) It’s always good to have a piece of home on the tour, and she’s the type that I feel comfortable sharing anything and everything with. (She’s also wicked talented and gorgeous… Triple threat!!!)
I drove back to Poodies, set up and played my set. Low turnout, but MAN did they tip! The band after me was also wicked complimentary. I’d love to play there again!
After my gig I drove to Barbara’s gig and met some awesome people! We exchanged stories and I hit the road.
So… Apparently it’s mating season, and deer are big fans of the Beatles’ song, “Why Don’t We Do It In the Road” Cause I’ve literally seen over 25 deer so far. (I even swerved to avoid 2 of them!) All I could honestly think about was how terrible I would feel if I killed Bambi’s mother. I wouldn’t forgive myself. I guess that means I should get back to paying attention…. 😛
7 1/2 hours till Albuquerque! See you tomorrow night at Zinc w/ Daniel Park! Free show (tips accepted) 6:30-9.