The Axe & The Fiddle
Let me start by saying, I absolutely loved playing at the Axe & the Fiddle. Their local paper did a nice little write up about my show to be, and it even brought out a few of the locals. I was encouraged to see that people not only read the paper, but they still take the time to look things up!
My sound guy, Seth, was a true delight. He had a happy quip for just about everything, and he did a fantastic job running the board. The crowd was ever so pleasant, respectful, and engaged with me well. At one point, a couple of guys went upstairs to play pool. I noticed that they were waiting for me to finish singing Believing In Love before they began their game, and it blew me away. I’m so used to people chatting, shouting, and doing whatever it is they want during sets when I play at bars, that the kindness of these young men really stood out to me.
The staff was so very kind, and you can tell that the folks who lived in this small town really enjoy coming to this venue. This show made up for the fact that the next show I was to perform got cancelled. We set out to start laying the foundation in new regions, knowing that the first round was going to be on the slim side of attendance. It became clear that some of the reason behind the slim attendance was the amount of event that take place in the very short month of February. The Superbowl, Valentines Day, and a smaller paycheck over all, seem to be key ingredients for a slow month in the entertainment world. At least for touring musicians.
We didn’t linger too long after the show. We had been driving for about 4 and half hours, and still had at least another hour to go before landing at Jessicca’s sister’s house. And then, we’d head home. It was a bit of a double edged sword driving home the next day. I was grateful for the extra time to do laundry and unload all the crap we had been carting around for the last three weeks, but I was also not expecting to really be home until March, and it felt a little wrong to be spending a couple of days back in my own home. We were supposed to be out there, playing music for people who listen with their hearts, and need a dose of musical love in their life. I can see that it’s all for the best, nonetheless.
Next up, the Believing In Love tour heads east. For the first time ever, I’ll be in Philadelphia, playing music and spreading love! Stay tuned for more adventures.
As always, thanks for listening with your heart.