Having just gotten back home from our Western swing, I thought I'd share a few thoughts with you on the tour, which just so happened to be our most successful to date.
As usual, we met lots of great folks on our travels, and played with some talented musicians. Porter, Chris Carmichael, Bad House Highway, Mark Waterman, Wheat and Water, and JD Edwards. Great to be able to share the stage with you guys. Also, thanks to Mark and JD for letting us crash at your houses.
Highlights of the tour included our stop in Twin Butte (I still can't get over how amazing that place is), our show at the Palomino in Calgary (which showed indicators of all of our hard work beginning to pay off in that city), climbing the big hill behind the Last Chance Saloon (I wasn't too crazy about doing at the time, but now at least I can say that I've done it), and drinking whiskey shots through the crazy ice sculpture thing at JD Edwards house (too funny).
Performance-wise, this tour went well. With Chris McDonald (Liquorbox) on drums, we seemed to veer into more of the jam band tendencies, that we were already developing. It makes more for a good live show, and makes me think that the next TST album will be an interesting process.
Also had the thought of releasing a series of live bootleg albums.
Thanks to all of the newspapers that helped to promote the shows, as well as CKUA radio for getting behind us. Also, big thanks to Al at CFNO radio in Marathon, ON.