A Tour Wrap and What I’m Working On Now!!!

Okay, so being home is awesome! Sleeping in my own bed- Priceless. Waking up to my San Diego Allergies… meh… 😀

So let’s talk about what I learned on tour.

  1. ALWAYS check to see if you have your wallet, before driving anywhere. This goes for CELL PHONE, GUITAR, AMPS, CABLES, MERCH, and BAND MEMBERS.
  2. Pay attention to all signs. If the sign says to be careful of deer. Be careful of deer.
  3. DOUBLE CHECK your tour routes before you go on tour. DO NOT plan on visiting your brother after a 9 hour drive again… (Unless the show is as good as the Boulder show… cause I survived and it was kinda worth it…) 😛
  4. Buy an electric razor.
  5. Get an air freshener. Sleeping in your car can be… uh…. ewwwww…
  6. DO NOT drive from Durango to Denver until after 9am. (That route is creepy…)
  7. DO NOT tell the police officer that you are not wearing underwear. He WILL think that you’ve been drinking and driving.

As far as accomplishing goals on tour. I only had two goals. They were

  1. DO NOT LOSE ANYTHING. (I lost my wallet, but got it back… so I’m gonna say I did a great job on this one…)
  2. DO NOT GET ANY TICKETS. (I was pulled over once, but didn’t get a ticket, so booyah!!!)
So now that the tour is done, I’ll be focusing on getting to everyone’s KICKSTARTER pledges. Today I’m going to be downloading all of the covers you wanted me to sing, setting up my new “area” in the house and getting my record player back together. (Not happy with the current setup… if you have sound cables, feel free to bring them over. :-P)
Love you guys! Hope to see you soon. In fact, if you’re in San Diego, I’ll be playing at Lestats on Wednesday, with Brian Vander Ark from the Verve Pipe. (You know… that “We Were Only Freshmen” song. 😛 See you there!
P.S. The new album is coming along GREAT! Can’t wait to share it with ya!
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About Joshua Lodge

Josh will cheerfully admit that he averaged less than a dozen people a show when he first began playing San Diego coffee houses and clubs. But he garnered diehard fans in the process, sold a few thousand copies of his EP, Pocket Change, and picked up few awards along the way. After a traumatic family incident Josh retreated inward, and he ended up writing what would ultimately become his breakout debut, Raw. The album was true to its name and people noticed - Josh picked up two San Diego Music Awards for "Best Acoustic" and "Best Local Recording," opened for the likes of Zac Brown, Jason Mraz, and Matt Nathanson, and had enough money and momentum to tour the country a few times over. A few years after Raw, there was his third EP, Hope. Whereas Raw was a mostly acoustic, vulnerable affair, Hope was a celebration. Pleading and poignant, heartfelt and heavy hearted, it segued effortlessly from orchestral to alt-country, eventually landing him in the top 25 on the country charts. One of the hardest working indie singer/songwriters in Southern California, Josh spent much of the year with producer Mike Butler, gathering up some of the finest musicians in town, shaping his songs and sound further still for his album I Will Be There out now on Randm Records. From the joyous encouragement of “Just Give Me a Call”, to the simple sincerity of the ballad “Tennessee”, Josh’s songwriting skills are clear, his voice rings true and his goals remain the same as when he started - to keep making the best music he can, and to share it with all. A few years after Raw, there was his third release, Hope. Whereas Raw was a mostly acoustic, vulnerable affair, Hope was a celebration. Pleading and poignant, heartfelt and heavy hearted, it segued effortlessly from orchestral to alt-country, eventually landing him in the top 25 on the country charts. One of the hardest working indie singer/songwriters in Southern California, Damigo spent much of year with producer Mike Butler, gathering up some of the finest musicians in town, shaping his songs and sound further still for his latest album, "Just Give Me a Call", available now, on Randm Records. From the up-tempo single, “Just Give Me a Call”, to the simple sincerity of the ballad “Tennessee”, Josh’s songwriting skills are clear, his voice rings true and his goals remain the same as when he started - to keep making the best music he can, and to share it with all.
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