5 AM Wake Up

December 30 ,2007

I’m back on the plane to Philly…I was rudely awakened by my alarm at the ungodly hour of 5:00 am at the Comfort Suites by the airport in Denver, CO.

Last night I gigged with Yonder Mountain String Band at the Fillmore. I played a sick solo acoustic set to a lively and enthusiastic crowd. I always feel I could have done this or that better but it was definitely a good vibe.

I was a bit out of breath at first, I don’t know if it is nerves or the altitude or a combination of both but whenever I take the stage in Denver I feel like I’m about to pass out. I need more O2! Anyhows, I settled in after 1 or 2 jams and played some delta blues, a real nice Blackbird, slamming versions of my 2 new joints “Peace, Love and Happiness” and “Superhero Brother” and the old skool “Sauce” from Oh Yeah!

I sat in on YMSB set for a rendition of their “Death Trip” into my own “Rapping Blues” from Front Porch Loungin. Those cats can really play! I haven’t seen much bluegrass in recent years and it was a real treat to see and get down with such amazing pickers. I used to jam bluegrass in high school at the Philly Folk Fest and later with Leftover Salmon but it’s been too long.

Now, we head back east to meet the Special Sauce and hit the Borgata Casino for a sold out show. Big thanks to Philly and the Jersey Shore! The Roots are playing down the street at the HOB so Philly hiphop is definitely descending on to AC tonight. Let’s just hope we don’t lose all of our gig money at the blackjack table. See you tonight! One more show in 2007 baaaaaaabbbbbbbyyyyyyy! PEACE

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