Tour Journal - Colorado 2018

 Late night jams around the campfire in the San Luis Valley

Late night jams around the campfire in the San Luis Valley

There really is no place quite like Colorado, and we feel very fortunate to have had the opportunity to make several trips out that way in the last few years. Epic landscapes, incredible food, great people and amazing music are just a few of the things that keep us coming back, and our most recent trip didn’t let us down.

We rolled across the state line from Nebraska as a snow squall blew in over the mountains, Jack Kerouac’s "On the Road” on audiobook keeping us entertained, and got to Denver with a couple days to acclimate before Thursday’s show at Cervantes’ Other Side.

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Thursday’s show was a blast. Joining us on the bill were Pixie and the Partygrass Boys out of Salt Lake City, fantastic group that described themselves as “bluegrass-ish,” and the Shawn Nelson Band, another great group led by Texan-turned-Coloradan Shawn, a classic troubadour in the mold of Robert Earl Keen, Charlie Robison and all the others in that fine line of Texas songwriters. It was a great night and a highlight of the trip.

 Photo by @starrybrained on Instagram

Photo by @starrybrained on Instagram

After Denver it was Fort Collins at Hodi’s Half Note, a great room in a great town. At Hodi’s we were honored to share the stage with Graham Good and the Painters and David Burchfield and the Fire Guild - two great songwriters and two great bands who we’ll look forward to crossing paths with again.

Saturday morning we headed up to a private gig with some good friends in the San Luis Valley, a beautiful part of the state known for UFO sightings and all kinds of fun stuff like that. It’s always a treat to get up that way and the drive in was one of the most scenic we’ve had the pleasure of taking.

 San Luis Valley from a van seat

San Luis Valley from a van seat

Sunday afternoon we wrapped it up in Colorado City with a post-Broncos-game-show at the Round Top Clubhouse. The Broncos lost but that didn’t stop the locals from showing us a fine time and world-class hospitality as the snow fell down.

To everyone out in Colorado - thank you again, we appreciate ya.

Everyone else - we’ve got a week off here before a couple shows in New Hampshire, and then another run down through Pennsylvania, into the South and out to Texas for a spell. We’re already looking forward to getting back out on the road and we’d love to see ya. Dates, info, etc etc are all over on the Tour page.

Much respect and many cheers,

- TMBB