Archive | May, 2002

5/22/02. Cath’s Coffeehouse, Indianapolis, IN

22 May

Once upon a time there was an independently owned coffee house in Indianapolis and the owner was very nice and very cool and collected pez and let strange musicians crash at her house and play in her coffee shop and gave them coffee in the morning. Thank you thank you!!

5/18/02. Green Earth Cafe, Bismarck, ND

18 May

Second gig of the day and it was a good one. Not too bad of a drive and we were powered with great wraps and sunshine and further powered at the Green Earth with lemon iceys and strawberry ?? (some refreshing word that I forgot). Not to mention great food. Really great food. I again didn’t know what to expect in terms of people liking my music or not in more conservative country, but I was again nicely surprised. I am weary from a little too much travel at this point- dear God, please send me a roadie. I’ll be back here again for sure.

5/18/02. Common Grounds, Spearfish, SD

18 May

After a great breakfast with our new friends, you know who you are if you read this, we played for a few hours at a great coffee shop in what was, without a doubt, my earliest gig ever. 10 a.m. is early for me, but I had great coffee and this is a great town with good vibes and cool people. I say it again, the Black Hills are beautiful. We’ll definitely be back.

5/17/02. Border’s Books, Rapid City, SD

17 May

We got up a little late this morning in Great Falls, so we had to boogie to get here on time. We were a little late and it’s a drag to have to hurry to a gig and not have time to eat or relax before playing. But I live and I learn and next time I’ll make sure to get up early. I enjoyed this town the Black Hills are beautiful. We met some great great people who let us stay in their guest house and cooked us breakfast in the morning- thank you, thank you!! When total strangers open up their homes to you and trust you without knowing you at all just because they want to help you, then it’s hard not to be happy living here on earth. Most people view us with suspicion and underlying fear these days, especially driving a 1980 van around. To prove that point, after the show we got gas and as soon as we pulled out of the gas station we got pulled over by a police car. He said that our headlights weren’t on but I don’t believe him. He was nice and let us go after verifying that we weren’t terrorists or car thieves, but what a drag just the same. Good luck, bad luck. I’d rather remember the good luck, without completely forgetting the bad.

5/16/02. The Club Cigar, Great Falls, MT

16 May

A fun night at the Club Cigar. I just want to say, in case anyone is reading all these past show notes, that they are almost more for me. I don’t know that they are of too much interest to anyone who wasn’t actually at the show, but I like having them as a sort of online journal. So this was a great place and I wasn’t expecting it to be. You know, cowboy country, a military base town, I was actually concerned about wearing sandals in case of possible hecklings. Sandals don’t usually go over with boot wearing types. I was expecting requests for country tunes etc etc. But the people here were totally open minded, intelligent and cultured. At least on this night, we’ll see what happens when I go back!