23 days on the road and my body is starting to protest. It’s mostly the lack of regular sleep and eating habits, but overall it’s been a wonderfully positive trip. Unexpected surprises have kept me energized along the way, mostly having to do with people we’ve encountered on our journey. Old friends who’s paths we have not crossed in a long time, and new friends who seem like they could very soon become old friends. Certain towns themselves have also surprised me with things like deliciously insane sandwiches taller than your coffee cup (thanks Madison, WI), and authentic ethnic cuisine that magically transports you to a different time and place, far away from one of the biggest, busiest cities in the world (thanks New York). Many of these cities I can’t wait to get back to, especially Boston, where we played a sold out show at the legendary Club Passim that has played host to many greats of the folk world including Bob Dylan and Joan Baez.

We’re nearing the end of the first leg of our tour, and all I can say is that my heart is filled with gratitude for all the support I’ve felt from fans old and new. Being an independent, touring musician can sometimes be difficult, and I’m glad to be surrounded by such great friends and fans.

Next, we head west. Onward!