Hey people! We are back in our home state of North Carolina (although not quite home yet), reveling in fond memories of the good times we’ve spent with friends and family on this tour. Also memories of lox and bagels. Mmmmmmmmm dear lox and bagels, I want you every morning forever.
We had 4 fabulous shows in New York City, attended by old and new friends (and by my lovely and supportive mom). Our show in Brooklyn ended with some particularly memorable revelry: we got kicked out of three bars in a row for singing lustily in 3-part harmony. It wasn’t our fault. We blame this dubious character, Mike O’Malley, and his devilish bouzouki:
Mike shared the show with us at Two Moon Art House in Park Slope, wowing the crowd with high-energy, foot-stomping, effing awesome songs. We can’t wait to do all of this again.
In New York, center of the Universe, we learned about many new things of interest. Here is a short list: pickleback shots, a park on a cliff in Manhattan that divides Harlem from the wealthy neighborhood of Columbia University in a disturbingly metaphoric way, Cyrano de Bergerac, and the fact that a Chinese buffet restaurant can be totally amazing (Ryan had fried frog legs, jellyfish salad and snails). We went to a Broadway show, wandered through Central park for miles, and just generally had a fantastic time.
Our next stop, Washington, DC was another rip-roarer. Our best show of the tour was a house concert last Saturday night at the home of longtime family friends in Fairfax, VA. We had great shows in the city as well. We sold out of CDs (always a good sign) and got to play in front of lots of people at two very cool venues. Thanks, DC! We can’t wait to come back.
We are now eagerly anticipating tomorrow afternoon’s set at the Morehead City Seafood Festival and our show at The Tipsy Teapot in Greenville, NC tomorrow at 10pm. And then… one more show, in Carrboro, NC, at Jessee’s Coffeehouse. And THEN… home!!
Thanks for making this such an amazing adventure, we’ll see you down the road a ways!
Ryan and Melissa