Last week we started our House Of Blues Tour with Edwin McCain in Dallas, TX and made stops in Houston and New Orleans the days following. This week we play Orlando and Myrtle Beach to round up the run and celebrate New Years with all the crew and fans.
House of Blues is a chain of venues , owned and operated by Live Nation-
All of them look almost 100% identical and are run with the utmost professionalism.
The only bump we hit was in Houston, where our stage manager ( the guy who tells you what to do at every venue) was a total cod and made us load our equipment out in the rain across the street from the venue, instead of having us load under a covered dock attached to the venue. Sometimes as the opener you get treated this way by people who have forgotten what its like to be a struggling musician or maybe in this case....someone who has never been in our position. Either way it was a sophomoric move. I guess it could have been worse... the crowd could have hated us! haha
Recently read about the band Telepathe getting shunned by the crowd while opening for Vampire Weekend. Pretty crappy that some people come to shows to have a bad time and give off bad energy. Stay home! Read the article..(here) The blog is called Mr. Headphones and he usually writes pretty good stuff.
New Orleans was definitely the highlight of last week. Mostly due to the fact that people in New Orleans show up ready to party and stay up ALL night! The crowd was very enthusiastic towards us and gave a a great boost to carry on into this week.
Playing with Edwin and his band has been amazing! They are truly an incredible live band and really have unstoppable groove. Edwin's voice just soars over the music and the songs are so memorable. We are truly lucky to share the stage with such pros and artists.
ALL of the crowds so far have been awesome and supportive. Thank you to all of you and look forward many more moments! We will post something next week to wrap-up this chapter.