I’m sitting in a hotel lobby in Sacramento, CA. We’ve had the luxury of doing nothing much today after our very early radio show this morning on Capital Public Radio (which is archived here if you’d like to hear it.) Chris and I did the two songs that we have been playing together on the tour - “Hidden Hill” from my most recent record I Want What You Want and “Into The Woods” from his new record Gambler’s Ecstasy.
We woke up in Fresno at 5:30am, drove to Sacramento, did the radio show and then convinced a Holiday Inn to let us check in at 11am. Unheard of. We make the impossible possible. Again and again. More Mexican food ensued. Naps and baths. Rock. Life.
Yesterday we played in Fresno at a Basque restaurant. Chris’ buddy Scott put us up and I made a really sweet new friend in his cat Stanley. He pretty much climbed on me and didn’t leave. I love him.
Before Fresno was Fullerton (thanks Isaac!) and San Diego (shout out to Cheryl & George, Matt H, Ghost Come Back, and Cari B!). I had fun in SD playing without a set list. According to Jason (Stand Up Hippy) below is a setlist of what I played (I fixed the ones he didn’t know the titles to as they are new). Check out his blog for a run-down of our LA, San Diego and Fullerton shows- Jason was at all 3 shows! I found this particular tidbit interesting and I didn’t even know this myself. He said, “By the time she set her guitar down in The Night Owl, I’d seen her perform a total of 38 songs and 29 of them had been different. She’d played 8 new titles: almost an album’s worth of new material.”
Soda Bar, San Diego CA, 01/13/13
All of Us Kids
The Color and the Light
The Road Ahead
Here With Me
Beg and Borrow Days
Change Your Life
Exeter, Rhode Island
Always In Your Mind – with Chris Brokaw
Hidden Hill – with Chris Brokaw
And just to correct his other set lists at Bootleg in LA the song he has listed as “Finally Find Out” is actually called, “Falling Feeling” (new one)and the song he has listed as “I’ve Got Something to Say to You” is actually a B-side from Over the Mountain called “Matches and Balloons” which is only available as a bonus track on the iTunes version. The one listed as “I Know What You Are Doing” is called “Standing For Nobody” and is also new.
I’m swiping this pic from the Fullerton show from him cause I like it! (hope you don’t mind Jason)
Another nice gentleman blogged up our LA day of shows and there are great photos and videos there for you to check out. So do that here.
Last but not least we played a FANTASTIC house show in Merced CA put on by Downtown Life Magazine and the very nice Merced couple Jason and Sharlee Fragulia. Great people, attentive audience, they live streamed the show AND I got to sleep in front of their fireplace.
We are really having a great time on this tour and we hope to do an east coast version sometime soon.
5 more shows left. Come out if you are where we will be!
1/16 Sacramento CA Naked Coffee (1111 H Street location) 8pm, $5
1/17 Anderson, CA Woodside Grill 6pm FREE
1/18 Red Bluff, CA Red Bluff Art Gallery 7pm FREE
1/19 Eugene, OR Sam Bond’s Garage 9pm $7
1/20 Portland OR Mississippi Studios 8pm, $10adv/$12dos