April 2017 Tour Journal (Texas, Colorado, Tennessee, Virginia)

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We've been havin' a good time out here, folks. Been a while since we updated this website but it's been a good spring; in April we were out for most of the month on a good run down to Texas, up through Colorado, and back home through Tennesee and Virginia. Made some new friends, kept in touch with some old ones, and couldn't be more thankful for the whole run. 

 Flyer for our Cottonwood gig in Houston - one of our favorite places to play in Texas, some of the friendliest staff anywhere, and A++ tacos.

Flyer for our Cottonwood gig in Houston - one of our favorite places to play in Texas, some of the friendliest staff anywhere, and A++ tacos.

 Continental Club (Austin, Texas)

Continental Club (Austin, Texas)

The opportunity once again play the Continental Club - Austin, Texas institution - was definitely a highlight. It was our new drummer Chuck's first time there; he's been hoping to play the club since taking a trip to Austin when he was 16. There you go, Chuck!

 Lake Travis (Austin, Texas)

Lake Travis (Austin, Texas)

Our new buddy Frank graciously let us stay on his yacht on Lake Travis for a couple days when we were in Austin. Thunderstorms the whole time, but we had a blast, we got to hang with our good pal Eric Bettencourt (who has a badass new record out with his new band), and got some killer sunsets. 

 Poodie's Hilltop Roadhouse (Spicewood, Texas)

Poodie's Hilltop Roadhouse (Spicewood, Texas)

 Reppin' Maine beer ( Oxbow ) at a wedding in Fredericksburg, Texas

Reppin' Maine beer (Oxbow) at a wedding in Fredericksburg, Texas

 Spanish Peaks from the van (Colorado)

Spanish Peaks from the van (Colorado)

  Cervantes ' Other Side (Denver, Colorado)

Cervantes' Other Side (Denver, Colorado)

 Cruisin' around in Colorado, checkin' out the sights

Cruisin' around in Colorado, checkin' out the sights

Colorado was also a blast, per usual. This time we were lucky enough to be there at the same time as our good buds and fellow Mainers The Ghost of Paul Revere who were playing a sold-out show with the ever-killer Lil Smokies. Cervantes' was awesome, Fort Collins was awesome; the Ghost were awesome and the Lil' Smokies were wonderful. Travelin' McCourys back at Cervantes' later that night were incredible as well. Makin' the most of a night off... 

 Steel Panther's drum tech rockin' his fresh #tmbbgear

Steel Panther's drum tech rockin' his fresh #tmbbgear

Shout-out to Steel Panther, a couple of whom showed up at our gig at the Pres Pub in Knoxville, had kind words, and invited us over to their show in North Carolina the next day. It was wild, folks. It was really, really wild.

$2 Tuesdays at the 5 Spot in East Nashville are always a ton of fun and this time through was no exception. Derek Hoke does a wonderful job curating the evening; Mainers came out in abundance and we were lucky to be able to catch up with some great old pals and a couple former Kindergarten teachers (thanks for coming, guys!). Knoxville was a treat; the Preservation Pub is a classic rock room and it's always a thrill to play there. Roanoke was wonderful too; our new friends the Dharma Bombs brought out a great crowd at the Phoenix and we were thankful to have the opportunity to play for a packed house.

So many good times since then already - All Roads Music Fest, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Adam Ezra's Boat Cruise down in Boston, Rangeley, Maine and the bonfire after-parties - it's tough to even keep track. 

Many thanks to all of you out there showing support and keeping this train rolling; we appreciate each and every one of you very much, and look forward to a solid summer ahead!

- The Mallett Brothers Band