Thanks to everyone who came out to the shows Friday and last night. We’ll be heading back to the Rail in March and we locked in a song swap with Trevor Burgess at Buster’s for April 16.
I don’t know why I’m so happy with my show last night at Buster’s. I had severe technical problems including a blown power amplifier and broken ear monitors and a blown channel in my light rig, not to mention the hecklers. It’s been a while since I’ve had hecklers. This girl kept yelling for “something upbeat” and after playing some bluegrass and some fast Boland and Bowen and still not getting through to her, I realized she wanted something she knew, regardless of the speed of the song. I guess her requests for Chesney and Keith should have clued me in. It’s really been a long time since I’ve had requests for new pop country. I guess I’d just assumed that everyone knew the ropes. If it had been any other establishment, I’d have played “That Ain’t Country” and probably gotten her thrown out of the bar. Or I’d have been thrown out. Either way, one of us would have been out in the rain. Speaking of which, we had a nice little rain storm last night. I don’t know if it caused the power outage, but something did. I was doing the encore at about 12:30am and was right in the middle of the reprise version of Copperhead Road when everything went dead. There wasn’t a light on anywhere in the whole town of Sun City, KS. I could tell by looking both ways outside of Busters because I could see the whole town from there. I thought about unplugging and going out and standing on the center table and playing the rest of the song acoustically, but then analyzed how dumb and Garth Brooks-like that would have been.
We’re playing in Norton this Saturday for the American Legion Valentines Day dance. Bring a friend who doesn’t want to hear Chesney.