Today pretty much consisted of trying every cold remedy/medicine known to man. I got into Santa Barbara around 5:30 and slept till 11. I worked online for a little bit, then wandered down to Starbucks to get a sick tea.
1 Regular Green Tea Bag
1 Eucamint Tea bag
1 Inch of Orange Juice
The best place to get it is at LeStats. They make it right and it feels so good!
I got a 50 dollar donation from a fan in Phoenix to get drugs for my cold and I can’t tell you how appreciative I was. You guys literally make me get tears, hardcore.
I showed up to soundcheck at the Velvet Jones and closed the door on Eric Hutchinson. I remember closing it and saying, “Show starts at 5:30…. Oh… It’s you… My bad…” (great way to start…. Sigh….) He was cool and did a cover of “Santeria” for his check. His voice is so silky smooth. And his energy is super refreshing.
I had a problem with my loop pedal again. I think I need digitech to come show me how to get more out of it w/ less feedback. It was frustrating.
I went backstage tired, sick, annoyed, and Eric and his wife both started talking to me. I was kinda taken back because other than Shawn Mullins and Marc Broussard, the headlining acts usually treat me like trash. Eric is witty, clever and funny as hell. He asked me about the #brokeasstour and I could tell he really cared and knew what it was like. He gave me a few suggestions for booking help and it was an honor to open for him. I was a fan of his singles, but I’m an even bigger fan of him as a person. I hope you’ll get his album when it comes out next week.
I played the set, and literally almost passed out on stage. When I got off, I went back stage and Eric was warming up. I tried to stay out of his way, cause I didn’t think it’d be cool if I barfed all over the green room while he was trying to prep. I guess I’m just thoughtful like that… 😉
I genuinely think he’s one of the kindest guys I’ve met. I’d open for him any time. He’s the real deal.
I went out to eat after the show but really just wanted to go to bed. Once I got back to the pad, I immediately fell asleep.
Today, I’m driving to Tracy to do my taxes, then playing a campfire show for adults with disabilities. I’m feeling a little better as far as achy/feverish, but my tonsils are swollen and I’m stuffy… Gah.
Love u guys. See you in San Fran on Friday and back to San Diego on Saturday!
P.S. HUGE thanks to Hillary from KRUZ 97.5 for having me. If my career gets bigger, you better believe that I’m goon to remember which station was playing me before anyone else!