Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Day 4-Liquid Sunshine!

Fri, Sept 10

Liz and daughter Jessie took us on a boat ride down the New River, looking into the backyards of the rich and famous! Then Emma and I drove to Miami to play another intimate show for my old friends at Outpost Audio. It was so great to see my former boss, Steve, one of my favorite people. My ex-bassist (from Going Nowhere) Rob and his wife Kiki were there, and a former client and good friend Michel, plus a few more. We had a great time laughing, singing songs, and enacting light saber battles. It was really interesting to hear their comments on the music - when I left Miami 7 years ago, I was in a punk band and had never even seen a pedal steel guitar.

Then Emma got a message on her phone that her cousin’s friend had found us an opening slot at a bar in Ft. Lauderdale that night, so we rushed down to the club, literally loading right onto the stage and soundchecking, then going right into a half-hour set. The club was a rockabilly/punk place, attached to a tattoo shop - not necessarily an ideal venue for our type of music, but we did OK anyway! Ron and Kiki made the trek down, and we had a late dinner at a nearby diner afterward.

This was such an awesome day! It was so great to be reunited with Liz and Jessie, and to meet Liz's boyfriend Frank. I haven't seen them in seven years and Jessie sure has grown into a beautiful and smart young lady! The craziest thing was that at two different points in the day it was pouring rain while the sun was shining bright as can be. It was quite a sight to see.

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