Leg 2, Day 2

Cradle: As I sit on the patio of a Starbucks with intermittent internet & a melting green tea frappuccino, I’m reliving our first night of our three-day Ohio leg. Todd & I left our loft in Marietta in a bit of a rush yesterday afternoon, & even once we finally got on the road after a surprisingly well-oiled packing session, he realized he didn’t have his wallet. So one illegal u-turn & we set our course back home to start the search party. No luck on the wallet, but Todd did retrieve his also-forgotten “hair goo.” Which, if you, too, are a rock star reading this, you know the importance of good hair product. So with no wallet, & a small amount of stress, we restarted our journey.
Every first tour I’m sure has its hangups or “adventures” as I like to call them, so naturally, we are expecting a few exciting events to keep us humble & ever-prepared for the unknown. We were already overcome with the frustration of our EP not being put into production as timely as promised, which led to Todd manufacturing homemade discs with his mac & a CD stomper while I drove & listened to the soundtrack from Big Fish.
We arrived at our campsite for the night, a cute little place in Mogadore, & pitched our tent without a hitch. We introduced ourselves to the only other couple who was tenting it for the evening & then got ready to hit the town for our gig at Stone Tavern.
We were to play after a comedy show that went from 9-11 so since we were early, we went to dinner up the street at a Mediterranean place called Troy. Turns out the comedy show was actually a taping of Chris Clem’s Cavs Cast; the host & a slew of local comics offered their commentary on the game & did stand-up sets on commercial breaks. All-in-all a fun, friendly atmosphere.
Dave, booking & sound, was a man of few words when we introduced ourselves & during soundcheck, but the locals who stayed to watch the show were attentive & gave off a great vibe. We even sold one of Todd’s special, handcrafted CD’s before retiring to our tent at 2am. & because I forgot to pack our comforter, my wonderful husband jumped in the car sometime after 4am to purchase a cozy blanket to keep us warm through the rest of the morning. Packed up, ready to face the day & our next gig we headed to breakfast, which actually turned into lunch by the time we found a place to go. So here’s to day 1 & the start day 2 with our gig at Buzzbin Art & Music Shop with Cass Cwik & Darian Bobis… #LoveSweetSummer

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  • travis ashby

    travis ashby thomas

    hey i love your music you need to catch me on facebook or need to give me your number so i can get your facebook!!! I WAS YOUR BIGGEST FAN THERE AT THE PURPLE FIDDLE AND I MISS U ALREADY

    hey i love your music you need to catch me on facebook or need to give me your number so i can get your facebook!!! I WAS YOUR BIGGEST FAN THERE AT THE PURPLE FIDDLE AND I MISS U ALREADY

  • Cradle & Grave

    Cradle & Grave

    Travis thanks so much for the love! Check out www.facebook.com/cradlegravemusic. Looking forward to seeing you next time at The Fiddle!

    Travis thanks so much for the love! Check out www.facebook.com/cradlegravemusic. Looking forward to seeing you next time at The Fiddle!

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