Wednesday, April 16th, 2014 1:27 PM
Tour Diary #237: My Kind of Town
New album on itunes! : https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-red-album/id852763745
The second half of our Midwestern tour went smashingly well! We had Jake Armerding with us, opening all shows and accompanying us on fiddle & mandolin. Jake is a terrific singer-songwriter and we were continually inspired & delighted onstage by his musicality!
We spent three glorious nights in Door County, Wisconsin, a gorgeous peninsula in Lake Michigan. Our first show at the White Gull Inn sold out so we added another! We ate extremely well at both the White Gull Inn and the Whispering Swan... can we come back in the summer?!
The Stoughton Opera House was a gorgeous old theatre with terrific sound - Gillian Welch had painted her name on the wall just 2 years earlier. So we painted ours next to hers. :) Saturday in Green Lake, WI we played through a hail storm at the Thrasher Opera House. During our off-mic "May I Suggest" thunder boomed at just the right moment- causing giggles and gasps in the crowd.
We ended the tour on a particular high note, playing at Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago. This place has all kinds of classes & community outreach programs, a killer music store where Abbie found her obscure brand of Dobro strings and finger picks, and a lovely theater with pristine acoustics! We've decided to try to get back to Chicago and the midwest once a year- it's just a hop-skip away and our kind of town!
Thanks for checking in!
Molly, Laurie & Abbie