Heat. Sweat. One hundred thirteen degrees in your car. Panting dogs. Birds with gaping beaks. Astronomical electric bills. Making friends who have a pool. Ha. Oh Texas, I love you.
Fortunately, I've been able to sneak out of town a few times! I went to Boston in June for a mini vacation. While there, I saw Don Henley perform (ticket courtesy of my friend, Chris Holt, who plays guitar for him. Thank you, Chris). I also explored the city and made new musical friends, even sat in on a jazz gig. Wonderful time.
I was also able to head to New Orleans for my birthday. What an amazing city. I feel like there will be a future post one of these days once I've actually played there, since I plan on making that happen. More later.
It was a pleasure to be invited back to perform for the Rough Riders of the Rockies in Silverthorne, CO, as a special guest with my ol' friend Syd Masters & The Swing Riders. This is a trail ride group, comprised of men from all over the country who get together for a week in the summer and ride 18-25 miles every day into pre-determined camp locations. Imagine driving up a mountain, and arriving at a camp full of two hundred men and being the only woman. Ha. They are all such gentlemen and waiting on me hand and foot. Believe me, it's not too shabby ;-)
And now, for the end of July and into August, I will enjoy a few California gig adventures. This has been a beautiful summer for so many reasons.
By the way, I'm planning a European tour next summer. Ideas? Thoughts? Recommendations? Please reach out.