The Rainmaker tour is nearing completion now, and we’ve had a lot of fun along the way. Here’s a run down of where we’ve played since my last entry.
7. Deer Valley Concert Series – Park City, UT. – Wed. Aug. 1st.
8. Pat’s BBQ – Salt Lake City, UT. – Thur. Aug. 2nd.
9. The Spur – Park City, UT. – Fri. Aug. 3rd.
10. The Hog Wallow – Salt Lake City, UT. – Sat. Aug. 4th.
11. Park City Arts Festival – Park City, UT. – Sun. Aug. 5th.
12. The Appaloosa Grill – Denver, CO. – Mon. Aug. 6th
13. Elway’s – Denver, CO. – Wed. Aug. 7th.
So if you’ve never been to Colorado, you should definitely check it out. If you’ve been to Colorado and never been up in the mountains, you’re crazy. The scenery is stunning to say the least.
Our first gig in Park City was literally on the side of a mountain at the base of a ski lift. A fantastic venue…when rain and lightning aren’t threatening to shut the show down. Yes, the rainmaker tour started to live up to its name at this venue. But about an hour before the show was about to start, the sun came out, and we put on a great show. Trevor Nealon sat in on keys which is always a treat.
The next night at Pat’s BBQ was a last minute addition to the tour, but ended up being a good time. We smothered our faces with Texas style BBQ and played to a small but enthusiastic crowd. Interesting fact I learned from one of the patrons at Pat’s…Utah is about 78 to 80 percent Mormons. I knew there were a lot of Mormons in Utah, but wow…
Friday night was our return to the Spur, where we played in January during the Sundance Film Festival. They had moved the stage and made it bigger and better for dancing. It was also my Birthday. Needless to say, it was a really good time. We packed the place out and had people dancing all night. Casey who runs the place always treats us well. We love the Spur.
Saturday at the Hog Wallow was a bit of a let down after the Spur. Don’t get me wrong, the place is very cool. That would be the pub I would frequent if I lived in Salt Lake. It just wasn’t a listening crown for the most part. The people that came specifically to see us, made it worthwhile though, and the pizza is fantastic.
The next day we got to play outside at the Park City Arts Festival. We were supposed to play for an hour, but people were having such a good time, they asked us to play longer. By the time we finished there was a huge crowd and we ended up selling a lot of cd’s. What a cool event. Thanks go out to Damien who did our sound. He’s a great musician as well, and plays in the band Wisebird with Trevor. If you get a chance to see this band…don’t miss them. They are great.
The next night we returned to Appaloosa grill for more good food, and a much bigger crowd this time. The bartender said it was the busiest Monday in 9 months. Thanks go out to our friend Mark Kline for helping us get this gig. What a guy.
Tuesday night we took the night off. We stayed with our friend Patrick and he cooked us a fantastic meal with an array of fine wines that threw us all for a loop. After the meal we pulled out some guitars and kept the neighbors up till 2 in the morning. Good times for sure. Thank you Patrick. See you in Austin.
And now we get to Elway’s, the highpoint of any tour. The food here is fantastic. I recommend the Bone-in Fillet and pretty much anything else on the menu. They treat us like kings every time we play here. This time we got to play their summer outdoor concert series. Kind of weird, because it’s in the Cherry Creek Mall, but lots of people and the wine was flowing. Didn’t see John Elway this time, but he does make an appearance from time to time. Special thanks to Shelby Swee and Ky…our favorite Elway’s employees. We missed you Ky.
Thats all for now.