Monday, February 16, 2009

Good times on valentines

Last night we played down at The Hog Pit in Midland for Valentines day. Brett Crenshaw and his band opened up for us and I have to say it was a blast. Crenshaw has a very talented group of musicians in his band and it was great to hear them have a go at it live. Two things of note are his fiddle player who has only been playing for two years, but sounds a decade further along, and his lead guitar player who was really fun to watch slide on his frets. The entire band was great and they were really cool guys to meet and talk to after the show.

After Crenshaw had warmed the crowd we took to the stage and had a really good show. We had a ton of energy off the bat, and it was great to see the crowd follow suit. Cody during our break went up and played a short acoustic set with Brett Crenshaw's fiddle player. There is something to be said about the accompaniment that a fiddle brings to an acoustic song. It was nice to hear something different come from some songs I've heard quite a few times and feel as if they were brand new. We finished the show with a long jam of Knocking On Heaven's Door. Brett Crenshaw and his guys came back up on stage and played it out with us. All around it was a really fun night. If you're ever in the hill country area of Texas they would be a great band to catch live. Their tour dates are on their website.

We have a pretty busy schedule ahead for the next month or so. This coming Saturday we are playing at the San Angelo Rodeo then driving back to open for Micky & The Motorcars in Midland on the same day. It's going to be a long day, but tons of fun. Full weekends like this make me hate my day job so much. Working odd shift hours it's always such a pain to make sure I get the days off I need to go do what I love. Also I get so psyched for that coming up show that my regular day at work goes stale rather quickly. I suppose that comes with any job though. Unless you went out and found a great passion that paid the bills. Maybe someday.


  1. Thanks for dropping by my place - I'm more of a sucker and blower (with a few bends) than a real harp player, but I'm becoming inspired to get serious about the harp.

  2. Sounds like a great time! I'd love to catch a show sometime. Are you going to the Houston Event?