We did it. Fourteen shows in sixteen days. Two sets a night. Many, many road miles. One hotel room. Many bad movies….and other things. But we did it. We are toast. Luckily we finished this off in an easy little town like Tarrytown and had the benefit of playing in an old spooky venue like the Music Hall. Most importantly we had a sold out house full of energy. Margo, heroically, found enough of her voice to pull the whole thing off. I have no idea how we played…I'll leave that to be decided by those in the audience, at this point we are too disassociated with our selves to be any gauge. I think it went well…but I have no idea.
This has been a very fun and successful little tour. One of the best attended in a long time. None of it would have been possible without our crew, Jared and John. As exhausting as this was for us, it was doubly so for them, but you would never know it. They go above and beyond everyday and still have enough left over to keep us entertained. They rock.
We are home tomorrow (Jeff's Birthday), re-enter our real lives, carefully, and then, around mid-April, just when things are settling down and getting back to normal, we'll be out the door again and heading West. Enjoy the coming of Spring (it is coming, right?).
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The mix last night was great! I think the sound engineer could have raised the overall level a bit and that woud have compensated for the bands low energy level but overall I give high marks for the sound. Unfortunatley, that (good sound engineering) is not common enough these days so I was thrilled with my experience! Kudos to the band for a great last performance of this tour, especially considering how tired you were!
Loved the show and we so appreciate Margo soldiering on, despite the cold (external and apparently, internal!). musically, a terrific show, highlighting one of the great albums.. Thank you for a nice night!
I was at the Tarrytown show and I loved it … a bit worried about Margo's voice, having read that she was sick, but it was a great show – i have loved your music since 1992 so seeing you live was a dream come true for me.
I'm so sorry to see you couldn't fit Grass Valley into your trip out west. We loved having you here last year.
Great to see the band again and especially loved the first set song selection. Echo the sentiment for a louder mix- would've loved to hear Peter more too. Thanks for a great night!
It was a good show – always great to see you.
Thanks for the cover of Neil Young's Castles Burning in the encore. It was a nice gift.
Margo, nice hearing you talk about the band's early days boppin around the U.S. Wish I had been there to see you.