I've been reading a lot of speculation lately.
This, or that, scene is dead. You can't do such and
such now, etc.
I guess I've heard most of this shit before. I guarantee you
somebody said "Roots Rock" (somebody else's name
and capitalization) was dead when the Long Ryders broke up.
Basically, it goes like this, there are a fair amount of bands,
duos and solos out here, writing songs and getting in cars
and vans and driving to shows and playing them.
They're doing it as often as they can and as close to and
far away from home as possible.
Sounds like a scene to me.
We made the run down to Knoxville on Wed. Oct. 3 and played the Well again. Everybody there is so extremely nice and laid-back.
We have had a great time both times there.
We played with Glossary, very cool band, they did a SlobberBone cover.
I am informed that in Texas, SlobberBone are as big as Tupelo, etc.
I however, had not thought of them in years.
We ran into a place called Sessions in Greensboro, NC, the next night.
I drove all night over the mountains in Tennessee and North Carolina
and we arrived in Greensboro at about 6 a.m., not that fun.
Sessions was a cool little place and people seemed to like us, I believe we'll head back there in the early spring. Lots of craft beer, lots of coffee.
Shakori Hills was a good time, as usual.
Brock slept in a puddle.
Over the next couple of weeks we're going to have a bunch of new music and show dates up, starting around Thursday.
That's what it's about, shows and music, right?