I showed up down in Provo around 9am to load in for the show. It was raining and it was bitter cold outside. It took about 30 minutes outside to eventually retreat to my van and watch some movies and drink some red bulls.
By the time my set came around the sun had come out, it warmed up and it ended up being a beautiful day. Castle Park is a really cool place and I honestly had never seen it before. Who knew Provo had anything cool. It was a park that used to be a mental hospital that looked like a castle. My set went really well and the crowd was awesome. I tried out a bunch of new ones and tried my new set up.
When Augustana hit the stage it felt like time stood still. These guys are seriously one of my favorite bands and I'm so happy we got them to Utah for a show. They played all my favorites and did some awesome sing-a-longs. They even played a awesome Bob Dylan cover. By far one of the best shows I'd seen in a long time. I talked with Dan for a bit he was very shy but a super nice guy. I hope to play with them again soon.
The next night I opened for Meg and Dia at Studio 600 in Salt Lake. Its been such a trip to watch these girls blow up. They are extremely talented and they deserve everything that has happened to them.
I talked to Dia for a while and she seems really stoked about her new record. Even after playing with these guys for 4 years on numerous shows they really haven't changed at all. They are still are friendly and down to earth. This was the best sounding studio show I've ever had. Thanks to Rob (The sound guy)
Thursday and Friday I had the pleasure of sharing the stage with Tyrone Wells. This guy has a booming voice and he is a fantastic song writer. The Reef was a really cool venue. It had really great sound and it was a restaurant/bar setting.
I ended up booking a last minute house party with my buddy Mitch and his friend Cassi. I played outside for about 30 kids. That honestly was the highlight of playing in Boise. I will be coming back soon with Sherwood.
The next day we down to Provo....once again. I haven't played Velour since May. I really missed the place. I consider the venue home. The room was filled quite nicely and it was a memorable evening. I saw tons of old friends and familiar faces. I played a bunch of new songs and a few oldies. I got to hang out with Jason Reeves a bit. Such a great little performer. He's an amazing songwriter and I enjoyed his set tremendously.
Thats the update for now....but stay tuned....there is much more updates on their way