It feels good to be on the road, pitting your wits against whatever gets thrown your way musically and practically, and relying on all those hours of practice to get you through another night. Yesterday we made it from Vancouver to Kelowna in around 4hrs to play at the streaming cafe. Being a last minute gig, turn out expectations were low, but the place got pretty busy. Most importantly it was my first time playing with all the guys in the band and I didn't want to disappoint. Russ and I spent 15mins or so in the bus going over the set and the. It was time to play. Everyone in the band sounded great, and Chad the drummer has a great feel which made my job a lot easier and helped me relax into it. 2 hours later we finshed playing after 1 encore and a spontaneous guest guitar solo from the promoter! I even got a bit of a solo spot in one of the tunes so I guess I played ok...
Today is Calgary, no gig but 6hr drive. I guess my goal is to not make the same mistakes as tonight, and hopefully not make any new ones either! Stay tuned for some pics and hopefully some road shenanigans!