There are only 9 days left on the tour. As much fun as I have had, I am ready to go home – we all are. It’s been one hell of a journey to say the least. It’s been tough. A lot of nights of sleeping in the van, very few vegetables, not getting to bed until 7am, and the unforeseen van and equipment trouble.
So on July 11th I got a phone call from Thomas Pridgen referring me to a band called Mission Bells. They would be coming along as opening support for The Memorials nation-wide tour. I met with Micah later that evening and we talked through the tunes and the tour and all the logistics – seemed like it would be a pretty good fit, and strangely enough it landed right in the middle of a big open spot in my calendar between all my other traveling gigs. The only part that would be tricky was that I already was leaving for the Bask Music Festival in Russian River – so that meant two rehearsals with the new band before I left for 5 days, then four rehearsals before our opening show. At the time that seemed like a huge undertaking – but in truth by the second rehearsal after my return from the River I pretty much had the stuff down.