Davey Warsop of Suedehead checks in to share some stories and pictures from the road. Stay tuned for more tour updates!
Thanksgiving is always a strange day for me. Having not celebrated it for the majority of my life, it’s a new holiday. But if it involves eating, then I’m down son! Met a load of Hurley fans in a service station today, so I hooked ‘em up with stickers and shirts as a seasonal freebie! Drove all day into Louisville, KY where Chris’s older sister lives -- they hadn’t seen each other for eight years so it was really awesome to finally stop driving late in the evening and have some home cooked thanksgiving food and a warm place to sleep.
I am truly thankful for a large amount of things in my life, but today in particular I have to give thanks for being surrounded by such great friends, so far from home. And also being lucky enough to play music on tour in front of such large, receptive audiences!
Loaded in at 2pm. The venue today is really crazy -- it’s an old converted aircraft hanger. It’s a large cylinder shape that makes for pretty strange acoustics too. Passed trailer parks on the way in and a lot of strip clubs. Not much else. I guess when there’s not much to do the locals go wild for a rock show, because the crowd was the best yet. People are mad for it here. It was Mitch’s (Soical D’s guitar tech) birthday today so we all sang to him and got him cake. Hung out with Johnny Wickersham today too…We’re going to film an interview for Hurley.com soon. Watch this piece… Johnnys the man… a sick lead guitarist with a prolific punk rock playing history!!
Toledo, Ohio seemed like a quiet town. Took a walk around after load in to find some food and hot water for throat coat. This cold is getting heavy on the sinuses. Making my voice nasal. Show actually went really well and the crowd grew as we played. Spoke to a lot of the locals afterwards and they were all great people. Adam from Fireworks came out to the show (his band recently recorded an acoustic session at the Hurley Studios) so it was rad to catch up with him again! I’ve been talking gear with Mitch and Donny (S.D guitar techs), those guys work like crazy behind the scenes to make the show go down. Might interview them at some point soon too -- they really know their stuff!
Joe rockin' the thunderbroom!
Chuck, bringing it to Ohio.
Chuck rocks Ohio.
Chuck and I re-string and talk trash before the show.
John supplies the fiddle.
Chuck's trusty road case. A lot of history, a lot of bands, a lot of miles!
The Orange County Axe as modeled by Donny, Ness's right-hand-man.
Mitch Townsend and I stealing Johnny Wickershams guitar collection.