Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Three gigs, three states, endless fun

WE SHOULD BE sleeping until Wednesday after playing three shows in three nights, in three states. Ursa, Hannibal and Keokuk all rocked and it was an epic Cheeseburger weekend.

We kicked it off Friday night at Spirit Knob Winery near Ursa. It was 90 in the shade but the sun went down, the wine went to work quickly and they were rocking from the start. Tons of people and lots of energy, and I behaved with a jug of water and a few sips of Sheryl's awesome Vignoles.

On our way down to the Cave Hollow West Winery in Hannibal Saturday night we learned we were playing indoors. This was an older and mixed crowd and they were into listening and applauding after each song, something we don't see much playing our music. Toward the end of the second set the wine started hitting again and they stayed on the dance floor the rest of the night. The staff was great to us and we can't wait to get back there for another show next year.

No, I didn't behave. Air conditioning and rock and roll are wonderful things.

Sunday night at the Keokuk Yacht Club, we played on a big stage facing south, with the Mississippi River to our left and a bunch of rowdy boaters dancing the night away in front of us. Much love to the great people up there. We were introduced to the Yacht Club tradition of "Shot Skis" to celebrate bass player Don Van Dyke's birthday, and the end of the night saw us playing "Crazy" with a fabulous gal singer and rocking away with an extra set.

More fun than you should be allowed to have ....

We hit it again Saturday night, this time at the Blessed Sacrament Septemberfest at Eighth and Adams. Wait a second ... that's six blocks from our Calftown house ..... It's always nice to Git Cheesey close to home!

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