Tour Diary – Spokane, WA (April 28, 2013)

I really like this town. There is something unexpected about it. In the middle of seemingly nowhere is this very cool little oasis that the Spokanians have built up. The river that runs through Spokane is all the reason that one needs to put down roots here. And to the towns credit they have spent some money on a park along the river side and lots of money on pedestrian bridges spanning this raging monster. I think it would be very hard to become too complacent about ones place in the world if you had to walk across this torrent every day (and that's a good thing). I don't know if it rages like this year round, I kind of doubt it, but it still must be pretty impressive. It's beautiful.

We did a Trinity show tonight, the only one on this tour. I thought it went exceptionaly well….we are just beginning to learn how to play this album.

JASON LENT FOLLOWED OUR TOUR BUS BACK IN 2011 AND SUPPLIED US WITH HIS TOUR DIARY. HE WILL BE DOING THE SAME FOR THE COMING WEEK. HERE IS JASON'S SPOKANE DIARY.Awoke to the slow Seattle rain. As the road climbed through the mountains, sheets of snow stretched in every direction before we descended to the high plains of Eastern Washington where fierce winds pushed us on to Spokane. Like the wind, the river cutting through these parts is wild and untamed. Raging through downtown, it gives an otherwise bland urban landscape some character.

Wandering into the small theater late in the afternoon, I was confronted by a gackle of nuns as a Catholic priest had just wrapped up an afternoon recital. One peak at the band's gear still unset on stage told me the venue was way behind in the day and the band and crew were in for a challenge to get the room ready before doors opened. I opted to bar hop downtown while they sorted out the cables and mics.

Tonight's performance was the lone Trinity Session performance on this run. Given the tight schedule, the band stuck with what works in the first set mirroring last night's Nomad playlist. After intermission, Margo stepped to the mic and delivered "Mining For Gold" to an appreciative room. Hearing an album in its entirety can be bumpy live. The song order on record rarely matches the flow of a live set. The band seems to have figured out Trinity with an acoustic "To Love Is To Bury" anchoring the set. Lovely night. 

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6 Responses to “Tour Diary – Spokane, WA (April 28, 2013)”

  1. Mike O Says:

    April 30th, 2013 at 5:52 pm

    Thank you for including Spokane in your tour! I've been a fan since the first time I heard your unique sound back in the early days. You all sounded great and the sound carried well up to my seat near the rafters. Thanks again for all your music and for continuing to take it on the road!

  2. Dan Says:

    April 30th, 2013 at 6:08 pm

    A most excellent show! "Mining for Gold" was stunning with Powderfinger right up there. Sound was great from the front row of the balcony.

    On the way home my wife said, "You don't usually splurge on concerts, but that was really good!" She was really impressed by Jeff's mandolin skills.

    Once again, thanks for making a stop in Spokane

  3. KTB Says:

    April 30th, 2013 at 9:11 pm

    Amazing–wonderful—excellent!!!!  Our group drove up to Spokane, some from Portland, some from eastern Oregon—and the show was all I expected and more. Thanks for the music. And thanks, Margo, for being so gracious to talk to us afterward. come back! Stay longer!

  4. Sandi P Says:

    April 30th, 2013 at 10:42 pm

    Thank you so much for playing in Spokane!  The night was amazing and the music, fantastic as always!  Loved Margo's nervousness about singing by herself…your voice is getting better all the time, what a treat to hear you sing!  And all I can say is I don't understand those people in Vancouver!! WE love you, amazing concert and please include us in any future tours!


  5. Peter Says:

    April 30th, 2013 at 11:03 pm

    Looks like Cowboy Junkies Thursday's concert is gonna be live and available online to watch for free, a live concert site for the club they are performing in, check it out:

  6. Laura Skaer Says:

    May 2nd, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    Fantastic show!!! Thank you for coming to Spokane and performing The Trinity Sessions as part of the show. Loved the entire show and yes Margo, we are very lucky to have a river run through our downtown park. I've been here for 16 years and Spokane grows on you. Hope you are back soon. Safe travels and God Bless!