October 21 2016. I played the Rumpus Room in Chelsea with Riley Pinkerton and Henry Black. The decor in the room had Riley saying “Welcome to Middle Earth”… Great show. I wore a jacket that my mom made for me back in the early 90’s. I think it worked with the overall vibe of the night. Riley was on the second night of her midwest tour and turned in a magical performance.
Well, the Appleumpkin Festival in Tecumseh has come and gone. I got to play three different stages throughout the town and got to meet and talk to some very cool people. The young people there were particularly inspiring. Follow your dreams, kids! Sometimes it felt as if my whole show was going off the rails with all the running commentaries and mid-song shout outs to kids making great catches on the lawn and the cool kids showing up on their sweet bicycles… I at one point though that I was in a parallel universe where I had chosen to be an unfunny comedian as a career path… Thank you to Michael Snyder-Barker for putting the musical schedule together, Jonathan Gardner for running the Shuttle stage, and Dave Solo and Michael Snyder-Barker for being part of the opening trio that was so much fun! I still can’t believe that helicopter rides were only $35!