Atlanta Civic Center
We had never been to Atlanta before, but after last night, it’s been made very clear that we need to return very soon. The Atlanta Civic Center (picture left) is an incredible venue and the crowd swelled when they heard us. It was an amazing show considering we only had 30 minutes to warm up the crowd for both Luciano AND Beres Hammond. Dozens of people asked if we were a local band. All we could say was NOT YET! Much love, ATL.
It’s been a long (and exciting!) month and a half, but the east coast leg of the tour has to come to an end. Tonight is our final show at Jannus Live in St. Petersburg Florida. As Nick, our driver, put it best–we all have mixed emotions about the end of the tour. We are going to play our hearts out and inhale every breath like its our last. We aren’t ready for the tour to end, and we will miss Beres, the Harmony House band, crew, and everyone else involved. Since we started this tour we’ve really grown into a big family. Some of us don’t want to go home, but we all hope to be reunited for a big west coast tour later this year.
Ives Concert Park
The Ives Concert Park in Danbury, CT was incredible this past Saturday night. Thousands of great people showed up to support us and Beres Hammond, along with a small handful of other artists. We thank you all! The photo was taken about an hour before showtime–the skies got darker and the lights got brighter as we took the stage. A majority of the crowd recognized us after the show and let us feel the love, and told us we played a wonderful show. The venue was incredible, the weather was amazing, and we had so much fun working the crowd and seeing their reactions.
Sunday we play in Newark, NJ, followed by a few days off that we will need. On July 11th we play in Baltimore, followed by 4 straight nights of shows in other cities: D.C., Raleigh, Atlanta, and Tampa. We are so excited to share our music with more fans and to play all the way south to Florida. Much love, much respect.
This is the scene at last nights show in New Haven, CT. We had such an incredible time at Toad’s Place–the audience was with us for the entire set and the energy was totally off the charts. We’ve had a few fantastic shows in a row, and now with a ton of momentum coming into this show tonight we couldn’t be more excited. Tonight, if Boston is anything like the crowds we’ve seen the past few nights, we can’t wait to take the stage and have fun with them at Club Lido.
After tonight, we play one more show before a weeklong break. Then we hope to go back our for half of July and hit the east coast hard from Nantucket, all the way south the St. Petersburg. It’s going to be a much more concentrated leg of the tour–if you’ve already seen us, don’t hesitate to come back out for another show. Little secret–we change the set night to night
The Shrine Chicago
Today we are moving from Chicago to Indianapolis after a great show at the Shrine. The crowd was alive and ready for us when we hit the stage around 10 last night, probably because the show was sold out–everyone was ready for music to start. We played a short, high-energy set that garnered a lot of cheers and compliments after the show. Our short set has really come a long way. Now we hope to focus on our long set for most of the upcoming shows.
Tonight we play at the Caribbean Village in Indianapolis, and then again Friday night in Rochester at the Water Street Music Hall. Both of these shows should give our audience a really great opportunity to get to know us and our music. We’ll be dropping one drops hard for an hour each night. We couldn’t be more excited for a barrage of shows to challenge us and drive us to share our music even better than before.
Two Days in Philly
We made it to Philadelphia after a show in Columbus. The Alrosa was a ton of fun and a more intimate environment than the first show at the NorVa. Getting closer and connecting more with the crowd adds more levels to any show.
We’ve got a few days off to enjoy the city of brotherly love. We are going to hang out as a group tonight and enjoy each others company (and get our new drummer Mario in a little tighter with the rest of us). Updating and modifying our setlist for a shorter set at the huge Reggae in the Park show in Philly is our number one priority and we’ve just put together a fun 30-minute set for that show. We’ll be followed by Trevor Hall, Luciano, Beres Hammond, and Jimmy Cliff!