Thank you to everyone who came out to our first SXSW day party at Freedmen’s BBQ a couple weeks ago! Besides rain holding the schedule back a few minutes and us losing power for 10 minutes, our party was a complete and total success! We hope to do one next year again. A big thank you to the bands that traveled all the way down there and took the time to play our stage! Without you none of this would be possible. SX this year was full of fun and schmooze. Just the way we like it. One huge bonus was that Freedmen’s has the best ribs Josh Berwanger and I have ever had!
Speaking of Josh Berwanger, after my trip to Austin I immediately drove down to Kansas City and did a Midwest tour with him and his band on drums. Hanging with Josh is inspiring because he works so hard and he’s all about having a good time & laughing as much as possible. We basically spent the whole tour saying Arnold quotes each other. The shows were all fun and I met a lot of new friends, as well as hanging with some old ones. After the tour ended in St. Louis we drove straight to Kansas City and recorded a couple new songs at Element Recording Studios with Joel. Who’s a super great guy and part owner of my favorite drum company C&C Drums. Not sure yet what will happen with the 2 songs but I hope they see the light of day soon. Becky and I drove back together and stopped by the James Family Farm in Kearney, MO which was super bad ass. Also, stopped in at the Iowa 80 Truckstop. I’m very blessed with such a cool job and all the cool people I have in my life. Cheers buddies.