May 3rd, 2013 at 1:36 pm
We would all like to extend a heartfelt thanks to everyone who hosted, assisted, and played with us on this tour, and of course to all of those who came out and watched us do our thing. To everyone at 1427 and Jacob’s Porch in Columbus, thank you so much for your hospitality, enthusiasm, and kindness. It was an awesome way to start out the tour. Reva, Dave, Scott, and Matt, thanks for making this Al’s Bar show the best yet. Brianna, your incredible voice and songs soothed our tired selves in Newport and were perfectly suited to the beautiful Southgate House Revival.
Words do not do justice to the kindness of our friends in the northern midwest. The Daredevil Christopher Wright is the best band in the world made up of some of the best people in the world. One day we will be one giant Voltron-like love machine. Phox is tight as hell and also wonderously hospitable and generous – they welcomed us into their home as if we were family and showed us an incredible time in Madison. You are all so, so much fun and we can’t wait to see you in New York City sometime soon. A special thanks to Sam Brown for making the Mid West Music Fest happen and for being an irrepressible source of enthusiasm and good vibes. You are the man, Sam, and we hope to come back to Winona soon. Thanks also to our host Claire for welcoming us into your spacious digs.
The last handful of shows on our tour afforded us the opportunity to get to know Joey Molinaro and Bullshit, and it was a true pleasure. Joey’s music is, in many ways, very different from ours, but he’s a total badass and we loved each other’s music without reservation. J & B were always extremely encouraging, and we got to play some pretty unusual (for us) venues as a result of this collaboration. Jordan and Dan of Chicago’s Comfort Station, thank you so much for providing such a warm, welcoming, and well-located place to present music, and big ups to Patrick for making the Totally Awesome Fest a totally awesome place to be for a gorgeous afternoon in Ypsi.
Thank you Darien and Sandy (and your beautiful cats) for putting us up in Cleveland. Thank you Maggie for housing us and cooking for us all with Shane’s assistance in Eau Claire. Thank you Josh Kent and family for your basement, your positive energy, and your delicious harissa. Thank you enormously Mr. Eric Seligman, Lincoln Park UBF, and the transcendent Fleur de Lune for a cozy concert, places to stay, and an awesome hang. Thank you Foam City folks in Lafayette for a really, really fun concert and, once again, an awesome hang. Thank you John and company from Strawberry Heritage for a fun concert and lots of good vibrations in Grand Rapids. It was awesome to see you again after the good times at Lamplight. It was also awesome to see our good old friend Elden Kelly, who brings the same unbridled positivity to the table on every occasion and who treated us to an impromptu storefront concert that warmed our souls.
We are so lucky to be supported by so many great people. We feel the love and it nourishes us. Come to NYC and Philly and we will bring the love all over again.