Michael Estok and I have played two shows in the past two weekends. They were the same show really, just in two different places. The Intrepid Traveler Cafe in located in Cookeville right across from the Train Depot. They were having an awesome car show right outside the cafe as we got the evening started, which helped populate the intimate cafe. In total, we had about 24 people and got great positive feedback from everyone. I debuted a new song, Alle, playing a 12-string Alvarez I borrowed from my Uncle Gary. We highly enjoyed hitting the Steak and Shake with my sister, Katie and her friend after the show too.
Capalanos in right off the square in downtown McMinnville. Unfortunately, we happened to get booked the weekend of Bonnaroo, so most of our audience opted for the mega-festival rather than our smaller local show. We had 8 people attend, but they seemed to enjoy it. We even had a killer harmonica player, Steve, who sat in on a song each for Michael and I and he killed!
Here’s my set list from both shows:
- Not This Time
- Don’t Leave Me, Sunshine
- About Last Night – with special guest at Capalanos, Steve
- Digital Love
- Fantasy World
- So Easily
The saddest part of theses two concerts was the news from each that they are considering closing soon. People of Cookeville and McMinnville: you have to support your local venues! You really don’t know how good you have it, so get out there and support the venues and the bands!