Tour Journal - September 2017

Howdy, folks! We're getting wicked excited about hittin' the road next week, travelling down through Tennessee, into Florida, across Texas, making our first trip to California, and routing back through the Rocky Mountains with some great gigs in beautiful Colorado. It's a pleasure and an honor to get to travel this sweet land playing music for you folks. 

But gearing up for our big fall trip has us thinking about what a wonderful summer it's been - busy and beautiful. We won't attempt the Herculean task of a comprehensive recap but thought we'd share a handful of highlights from the last couple months: 

The Still Summer Block Party at Maine Craft Distilling in Portland Maine - had an awesome time playing with our buds Xander Nelson and Spencer Albee and enjoying some delicious Maine-made cocktails. Having Spencer sit in on a couple tunes on keys was a bonus.

The Still Summer Block Party at Maine Craft Distilling in Portland Maine - had an awesome time playing with our buds Xander Nelson and Spencer Albee and enjoying some delicious Maine-made cocktails. Having Spencer sit in on a couple tunes on keys was a bonus.

It was a great summer for off-the-radar benefit concerts, from the farm-to-table dinner and concert for the Maine Farmland Trust in Sebec, to the Stanhopes' cancer benefit at the Portland House of Music and Events, to the veterans' benefit at the unbelievable Deertrees Theatre in Harrison, to The Ramble for homeless veterans in Massachusetts, to this unreal scene with the Friends of Squaw Mountain in Greenville, Maine, with the peaks shrouded in mist and a beach view from the stage.

It was a great summer for off-the-radar benefit concerts, from the farm-to-table dinner and concert for the Maine Farmland Trust in Sebec, to the Stanhopes' cancer benefit at the Portland House of Music and Events, to the veterans' benefit at the unbelievable Deertrees Theatre in Harrison, to The Ramble for homeless veterans in Massachusetts, to this unreal scene with the Friends of Squaw Mountain in Greenville, Maine, with the peaks shrouded in mist and a beach view from the stage.

We've had the great pleasure of sharing the stage with the Adam Ezra Group a few times this summer and it's always an awesome time. Great people, great tunes, great times. This one's from the Adam Ezra Group Boston Harbor boat cruise earlier in the summer - a one of a kind rock and roll show experience.

We've had the great pleasure of sharing the stage with the Adam Ezra Group a few times this summer and it's always an awesome time. Great people, great tunes, great times. This one's from the Adam Ezra Group Boston Harbor boat cruise earlier in the summer - a one of a kind rock and roll show experience.

It's always a pleasure making the trip to the beautiful Adirondack Mountains of Upstate New York. This stretch of road is a particular gem - it's not unusual to see rock climbers hanging off the cliffs on either side of the road; we typically stick to enjoying the sights from the comfort of the band van. This summer brought some wonderful times in Saranac Lake at our favorite place The Waterhole; and we were also fortunate to open up for legends Commander Cody and Molly Hatchet at the Lake George Americade Motorcycle Rally, and participate in the up-and-coming festival Eastbound Throwdown a bit further south with our great buds Eastbound Jesus. For all this we are thankful. 

It's always a pleasure making the trip to the beautiful Adirondack Mountains of Upstate New York. This stretch of road is a particular gem - it's not unusual to see rock climbers hanging off the cliffs on either side of the road; we typically stick to enjoying the sights from the comfort of the band van. This summer brought some wonderful times in Saranac Lake at our favorite place The Waterhole; and we were also fortunate to open up for legends Commander Cody and Molly Hatchet at the Lake George Americade Motorcycle Rally, and participate in the up-and-coming festival Eastbound Throwdown a bit further south with our great buds Eastbound Jesus. For all this we are thankful. 

The Saco-Biddeford River Jam Festival was a pleasure to participate in for the second year in a row, celebrating these two beautiful Maine towns right on Factory Island in the middle of the legendary Saco River.

The Saco-Biddeford River Jam Festival was a pleasure to participate in for the second year in a row, celebrating these two beautiful Maine towns right on Factory Island in the middle of the legendary Saco River.

Our great friend Ray MacGregor (who took this photo) put on an amazing benefit show at the Deertrees Theatre in Harrison and we were honored to wrap up the evening. The event raised over $5,000 for K9's on the Frontline and the Travis Mills Foundation - two organizations doing great work to support injured and disabled veterans.

Our great friend Ray MacGregor (who took this photo) put on an amazing benefit show at the Deertrees Theatre in Harrison and we were honored to wrap up the evening. The event raised over $5,000 for K9's on the Frontline and the Travis Mills Foundation - two organizations doing great work to support injured and disabled veterans.

The Heart, Soul + Substance Festival on House Island in Casco Bay was a beautiful time. With a bunch of great bands on the bill, we got to spend the day with some wonderful friends, enjoy some decadent lobster rolls, and hang out in one of the coolest places we can imagine.

The Heart, Soul + Substance Festival on House Island in Casco Bay was a beautiful time. With a bunch of great bands on the bill, we got to spend the day with some wonderful friends, enjoy some decadent lobster rolls, and hang out in one of the coolest places we can imagine.

Eastbound Throwdown in Salem, New York - hosted by our wonderful pals Eastbound Jesus, this second-year festival was an amazing time, rendered all the more fun by the fact that we had to recruit a tractor to pull our van and trailer across the rain-soaked cow pasture for the second year in a row. Here's to tradition!

Eastbound Throwdown in Salem, New York - hosted by our wonderful pals Eastbound Jesus, this second-year festival was an amazing time, rendered all the more fun by the fact that we had to recruit a tractor to pull our van and trailer across the rain-soaked cow pasture for the second year in a row. Here's to tradition!

Anyway, folks, we thank you very much for all the support. Check the tour page for shows coming up in Tennessee, Florida, Texas, California, Colorado and back to Maine, be sure to send all your friends out to see us, sign up for our email list, follow the Instagram, Facebook and etc. etc., keep in touch and we'll catch you out there!

- TMBB