Tour Diary – St Louis, MO (April 18, 2012)

I’ve always liked St Louis, there is something epic about this city. A lot of its architecture reflects the cities place in the history, as the gateway to The West. It must have been quite a high rolling town in the 19th century when the expansion into the west was in full swing and St Louis was the last stop before jumping of the edge of the civilized world. Today it’s a lot quieter and like most cities and towns in the Midwest it has its ongoing problems, but there is still something vibrating here…..and they like their hockey.

One of the most amazing buildings is the New Masonic Temple which is right around the corner from tonights venue. The building is as massive as it is imposing…Sauron would feel right at home. Just around the corner is the Third Baptist church which is equally as massive and imposing….Gandalf might feel at home in the Baptists lair. In between it all is our venue, The SheldonTheater, which is inside the old Ethical Culture Society building, designed by the same guy who designed the Ethical Culture building in NYC which is a regular haunt of ours. This is a beautiful little theater. Unfortunately we had a very small turnout for the show, fortunately those that did show up were in fine form and provided all the energy that we needed to put across a really excellent show.


 

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4 Responses to “Tour Diary – St Louis, MO (April 18, 2012)”

  1. Dan Gaeng Says:

    April 20th, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    Thanks for the kind words about St. Louis Michael. This town gets a lot better when you guys are here. Been a fan for a long time and I thought Weds. night was just perfect. Thank you guys for coming and don’t let the small crowd keep you from coming back. I try to make CJ fans out of anybody I can, so maybe I’ll have a few extra to bring along next time. If not, f*** em! Thanks again to all of you. Dan

  2. Beth Says:

    April 22nd, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    We really enjoyed the show–from the new songs through some old favorites. It felt very intimate with the small crowd. Yes, please don’t cross St. Louis off your list! Already looking forward to next time… Thank you–safe journeys.

  3. Pete Says:

    April 23rd, 2012 at 8:35 am

    You all brought your A-game even though the turnout was so small. Last time you were here we filled the Sheldon for you. I hope we get a ‘next time’ to see if we can duplicate that. Loved your effort! Love your music!

  4. Chick Says:

    April 28th, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    Thanks for great and entertaining show. I particularly enjoyed the first encore number, “Don’t Let It Bring You Down”, which I vividly remember from CSNY 4 Way Street Live album, playing it over and over again in my teenage years (I am a year older than Margo)-I still knew every word of that song written by Neil Young. Again, I thoroughly enjoyed the concert; I already had the “evens” of your Nomad series, so I bought the “odds” at the Sheldon and really enjoy them, especially since you played a few of the numbers. KDHX has a nice review of your concert-anyone who is an avid music lover appreciates the quality of your musicianship. Keep up your artform-you are unique and loved!