I just got back from two and a half weeks on the road with Hermit Thrushes.
We went to Arkansas, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, North Carolina, etc. The best part about traveling is seeing great music communities and meeting interesting, thoughtful people from all over the place. There were moments when I’d be sitting in the bus thinking, “Wow, this country really is beautiful.” Actually I had a lot of those moments. I saw cows and fields, things that I don’t usually get around Philly.
On stage, we each wear a color of the rainbow and we have cloud and rainbow amp covers. Nick and I wear dresses. I say this because in Dallas, Texas someone came up to me and asked if we were radical fairies. I said, “Is that a queer thing?” She said yes. I replied, “Well, not really, but yes.” The next night, the sound guy asked if we were a pride thing. A few nights later, in Asheville, North Carolina, a guy said our music was “fairytale punk.”
So cheers to getting out of the city for a bit and realizing this country is great. Until next week!