Its time to set off again. It’ll be the trio +1 with manager, Cap’m Ron on board for this run. We’ll head Northeast just before the cold sets in, up to NY and back. By the time real winter shows up, we’ll be long gone, recording this new batch of songs in Nashville. I’ll use this tour to try out those songs, and hone in on melodies and phrases. There have been times when at a gig I’m singing a new tune with one of those placeholder throwaway lines, and singing the song live, the line just shows up into the mic, and I think, ‘Shit. Where has that been..’ Spending months stabbing at one line, and it falls out somewhere along the way once I get moving.
There was talk of bringing a tent along and doing some camping along the way to save a buck. The thought of beers around a campfire sounded like a great way to spend a handful of the nights on a tour. Looking into it, campground fees ain’t what they used to be. My Dad and I used to pay 8 bucks to set up near a river in Mississippi every Summer when school let out. Rates are teasing 50 bucks these days. That’s what you pay for a Motel 6. What happened? Tent or no tent, we’re headed North and I’m looking forward to it.