The Googieâ€™s Lounge show last Thursday took place on a rainy night. I just get lucky that way, it seems when I go back to play in New York. Out of the last 4 times I played a show in NYC, 3 of them ended up being rainy nights. It always makes me worry that people wonâ€™t show up. Thankfully, my worries have been unfounded.
Thanks so much to all who came out to Googieâ€™s and made it a nice time. It was my first time playing for an audience since 2007 and my first show since releasing The Last Dive in Town. A rainy night in New York with friends is a great way to get my stage legs back again.
Just booked a show in Redondo Beach at the Welcome Cafe. This will be my first in the LA area since God knows when. Iâ€™m looking forward to it more than I expected. I think itâ€™s because itâ€™s a coffeehouse gig as opposed to a bar gig. I started out playing coffeehouses in San Diego and I think my excitement has something to do with being able to get a little break from what I call the â€œwhiskey songsâ€ and play a set thatâ€™s made up more of â€œcoffee songsâ€. More on that little cultural nuance in a later post.