Hope you are all enjoying this beautiful day in New England, as my thoughts and prayers are with the folks down in the Caribbean and in Florida as they deal with Hurricane Matthew. The raw power of Mother Nature can be devastating as was evidenced in Haiti with many lives lost in the storm. Much of the southern coast of the U.S. is being asked to evacuate and let's hope people heed the warnings so that no more lives are lost.
Today is the final day of rehearsal in preparation for tomorrow night's show at Angela's in Tyngsboro. I stopped by today to check out the venue and I have to tell you, it's a really comfortable atmosphere. I am looking forward to seeing many of you at the show and I will do my best not to disappoint. Music starts at 6:00 pm and goes until 10:00.
In addition to adding many new songs to the set lists I have been working on building my stamina. Doing a four hour night is kind of like running a marathon, except that you have to sprint the entire way and still have enough strength to cross the finish line. Tuesday and Wednesday I spent over five hours each day in rehearsal plus I did a Jam session for three hours Tuesday evening with Lori and friends at the Hearing Room in Lowell. I should seriously approach the makers of Tylenol to see if they would like to be my sponsors.
After rehearsals wrap up today I am looking forward to putting new strings on both show guitars and kicking back to watch the Red Sox beat Cleveland in their Playoff Opener. Then tomorrow I get to play roadie, electrician, sound engineer as I tear it down, pack it up, load it, unload it , set it up, tune it up, and then it's SHOWTIME. Still I confess, running a one man band beats the hell out of doing snow removal and selling cars.
Good news for you fellow Sox fans, Friday's game is a 4:30 start so the Sox should be wrapping up the last couple of innings of game two during my first set. I promise I'll try to not be too distracted.