A couple of driving days and early starts as we made our way from KC to Iowa and then back to Chicago.
Swapping vans in the rain was a blast. Thanks to Fab for his help.
It's morning, the guys (and gal) have just had their first good nights sleep since we left KC and are rousing. Rosie's playing some flamenco thing in the background whilst they figure out what they're doing for the last few days of our tour.
But I know enquiring minds need to know so heres the tour headlines
The Muddy Waters Goes Off
You never know what to expect when you play a new town, but people who have gone to the website, researched your song,s know your names and call for particular tracks, thn text all their mates to come down and see you whilst the gig is on...Hmm. Cheers to Steve B and the Mississippi Valley Blues Society for hostng us. A heck of a night.
We Miss You Too
Guests and fish should be thrown out after three days, but we already miss Lesley and Luis.
Let The Girl Sing
It's been wonderful to see Jo come to the fore. She performed 'push me away from you' live for the first time in Iowa and it was incredibly well received. Mo has already suggested I rest my pipes.Cheers Mo. Well done Jo.
What's wrong with the art look?
I used some iphone filter (accidentally at first but then I liked it) on my photos and Lou and Val complained.FIne. I switched it off.
I still like it. Oh well.
Route 66 DIner, Joliet
Still the best.
We wont fit in that
6 people, guitars and gear, we wont fit in that...oh...we did. Ever driven a suburban? Its a large SUV that seems to scream PLANETARY DESTRUCTION as you drive it. Some come with Miniguns in the rear ( I checked, not this one sadly). On the other hand, feel the power, muahaahahaha...cough...splutter. Guilty but enjoying it.
I cant do it by myself
And we didn't. I might have to issue a credits roll for all of the folks who have helped to make this tour possible. It's been said that anyone can do it, and that maybe true, but we couldn't do it without the selflessness of so many people. I'll not name you now. You know who you are. However I will do it to your great embarrassment in huge letters later on. You were warned.
Not even a flesh wound
Dannys ok. Providence indeed.
Right that's it, they're showered and heading for Chi town. I have to sort out housekeeping stuff so I best attend to that.
We hope, dear reader, that where ever you may be, you're in good spirits. We'll be back in Sydney next week and back on deck by the 27th in Newtwn. Over the next few weeks vids, pics and blogs from the various band members will recount in greater detail the escapades and moments from the All Colours Blues Tour.
Meanwhile, I'm off to go experience it.
Farewell to thee KC MO, KC KS, to KCK, DC, DCB, MG, DG, RT, oh my stars...
We head for Iowa and our last show for the tour. (sniff). Tomorrow.
I mean, 'YAY! Iowa' but still...
Thank ya'll, and all ya'll, ya'll know who all y'all are and iffen you don't, well just holler.
Show runs 7-10 or so. I got the art wrong.
Partying is such sweet sorrow.
Come to Iowa. We'll do the last show proud.
Danny had a heart attack during the show show in Sunday. Mona got him to hopsital. He's been treated, He's fine. As fine as you get after that.
DC Bellamy stepped in for the recording sessions yesterday.
Dawayne says that Providence was in Kansas City this weekend.
Sundays show was amazing.
The duet between Jo and DC Bellamy is amazing.
Looking forward to sharing it.
Our thoughts are with Danny. Get well soon.
We're off to Iowa on Thursday.
I swear the only reason im posting this is for Jo.
Perhaps we take our local talent too lightly. Our afternoon featured our brave rhythm section play straight through, supporting MIllage Gilbert, Ron Teamer, DC Bellamy, KC Kelsey and Danny Cox.
To find Bill and Theo met with the respect of such local luminaries is daunting. To have the opportunity to jam with them, a privilege.
A spectacular afternoon of rhythm, uniting people from across the world.
On a lawn.
ATTENTION KANSAS....WEATHER REPORTS INDICATE STORMCELLAR WEATHER LIKELY TO BE PRESENT IN THE VICINITY OF DANNY COX'S LAWN.....STOP.......KC GREATS WILL BE PRESENT PLAYING STUFF.....STOP.....LAST YEARS SESSION WAS INTERRUPTED BY WEATHER.....WARNING......ANYTHING MAY HAPPEN.......
After the chiefs game. The stage at Danny's place.
The calendar is still on Sydney time, thus a day ahead.
We have a show on today, Sat 6th Sept at Slick Willy's in Belton MO, then tomorrow we're joining Danny Cox for a fund raiser.
Google, come on, sort this out. I mean, we're in your home town fer cryin' out loud...
Great night at Knucks last night. We have some more playing and recording here in KC, but here's some tour headline.
Pete likes Skippy
Skippy jerky makes a soundo happy
Dennis O’s Boss Tone
Dennis brought round a harp mike to tempt me. The bounder. One quick test and my pocket’s lighter and I'm playing out a shot glass. Cheers Dennis.
I’ll keep and eye out for you
Only brought one contact lens to the gig at Knuckleheads and I cant wear my glasses because they slip right off. Depth perception not so much.
WXZ Band are Liquid Courage
The Brothers plus Bill have been working on their set for tonight. Woot.
We want to hear the Girl
Ms Jo is starting to come forward to sing more stuff. She gets mucho applause.
KC’s Crazy Way Of Loving
We got us some. If you're in town, come join us.
Right. Let's go hear some music before our show tonight.