Sunday, February 14, 2010

Tour 010'

We just got back on the road. We're traveling with two great acts: Jason Boesel, who we are backing up, and Corey Chisel and The Wandering Sons. If you haven't heard either of them, you should pick up their albums ASAP.

All the shows have been awesome so far. We started in California, Santa Cruz. The place was packed and Dave Rawlings' of Dave Rawlings Machine and Gillian Welch jumped up on stage with us for our last song, took a guitar solo and killed it. That guys a legend! It was really exciting to have him up there with us.

We went up the coast, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle. It's gotten progressively colder as we've moved along. We had two "days off" when we left Seattle, those days were reserved for driving the twenty six hours it would take to get to Minneapolis. Within a couple of hours of leaving Seattle we hit snow. And since then the coats, gloves, and scarves have been on round the clock.

Driving through the badlands was pretty epic. Driving down what felt like a never-ending road, surrounded by fields of white snow. We drove up hills like waves, and every time we breached the top of a hill we were sure we'd see the highway or something change in scenery, and every time we rolled over the top we saw the identical landscape that we had been sinking into for five hours. It started to feel like a dream.

Minneapolis was pretty epic. Almost four hundred people were packed into the triple rock. Our friends at the University of Wisconsin in Madison hooked us up with a show at the school. It was a party.

We've got no more days off for a while, so we'll be working hard for you. Come on out if we stop by your town.

14 comments:

  1. can't wait to see you guys on tour with cory chisel and the wandering sons in columbus! it's going to be such an awesome show

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  2. You guys were amazing last night in Milwaukee. You're so incredible live, I can't wait until you come back!

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  3. Really excellent set last night in Milwaukee, and good to chat with you a little when I bought your CD. I've been listening to it nonstop. Really great lyrics, nice harmonies, and beautiful instrumentation.

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  4. had a lot of fun with you guys in madison. can't wait til you come by again!

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  5. See you in Cleveland. I'll be the guy jumping on stage killing it on the guitar. Oh, wait...

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  6. You guys were amazing at the crepe place. :)

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  7. Great show in Columbus last night in that tiny intimate venue...see ya tonight in Cleveland! My fourth Dawes show in the last year! Spreading the word boys!
    Mike V - Columbus

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  8. mindblowing show last night in boston!!
    I've got a feeling it's gonna be alright, can't wait for the next LP

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  9. Hope to see you guys in the NE some time soon

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  10. Any chance you'll be coming out to DC in the near future? Would love to see you guys live and there are some great venues in the area.

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  11. only ft. worth! come visit us in austin!!!

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  12. Why aren't you coming to Montreal? Cmon', all the way to Toronto and no Montreal? My girlfriend and I and many many others would love to see you come down.

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  13. Pleace come to switzerland!...;)

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