Delirious, hungry, broke, and calling all of my friends who have yet pick up my 7" in exchange for gas money; I drove into my hometown (Bloomington-Normal) hauling an empty 18-passenger van with me at 9am. I had an amazing brunch and conversation with my father and brother and was lucky enough to hop on to a show later that night in "uptown" Normal at the Acme Music Hall. Karl from BloNoShows was a great help in adding me to the bill in such short notice, which included: Citizen Stab and Lexicon. I used to play bass in Citizen Stab which was originally an dark-jazzy-improvisational group which would sometimes consists of 8-10 members or 4-5 members at a time. Now, Citizen Stab resides the name in a more minimal configuration between Nathan Parks i.e Natronicus - who is an absolutely gifted piano player and all around amazing artist/friend in the Blo/No area and his new drummer, Ryan Tauscher. This show made it more than possible for me to arrive back to Chicago with a fresh tank of gas, oil change, and a peaceful state of mind.
Everyone from Acme Music Hall and who came out that night - deserves a huge thank you for helping me when I literally had no funds to get back home by making a bittersweet ending to my long month on the road. Being able to have some kind of "Homecoming" show is always a great way to end a tour of any size.
Along with additional wasted time last week there are a few more places to find me:
Amidst all of these daily distractions I will be updating my Soundcloud account the most with different demos or clips from my new album this summer. I just wanted a place where I could upload rough and newer songs that I record throughout my weeks and post the demo versions up along for feedback.
WELL!!! Here's a few already!!!