Day 9 – #BrokeAssTour

I am so excited to go to bed right now… But I had to get this blog in before I did… Since some of you started giving me death threats if I don’t update it… 😉

Woke up at 7, drove to Tracy. I pumped my body so full of vitamin c and water that I was literally pulling over to pee every half hour!!!

I got to my tax guy’s place at 1:30, and he had already done everything! Looks like I’m getting a refund!!! Yeah baby!!! 🙂

I drive the rest of the way to San Jose. My mom called just as I was getting off the freeway, so I drove to her place and we had some time to kill, so I played her the new record. She really liked it! “I like how upbeat it is, cause so much of your new stuff is slow and boring…” (whaaaa???? Haha! 5 years ago, she wasn’t listening to any music that wasn’t out of the church hymnals!!! I’ve created a monster!!!)

We started talking about ideas for the album title. “Hole in My Heart” was the one I think we ended with tonight, so I’ll throw that in the pile with the other 120 that I’ve come up with…

I was booked to play a show for a group who helps adults with disabilities. It was a pretty fun gig. I could definitely tell that I had the ability to change the mood of the room depending in min the vibe of the song. I started with some fast ones and screaming and running around commenced. Then I slowed it down and it got much quieter. I admire the people/families that work with these people. It’s got to be a tough job.

After the show, I went to Grandma’s. We started listening to the album, but I could tell everyone wanted to talk instead, so we turned it off and talked about the tour and grandma and grandpa’s cruise. It was a good night. 🙂

San Francisco tomorrow and then it’s back home to SD. I’m so tired and sick… It’s ridiculous.

Alright I’m falling asleep typing this. See u soon!
-j

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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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