Saved by Rock ‘n’ Roll

Saved by Rock ‘n’ Roll

Saved by Rock ‘n’ Roll 150 150 The Band of Heathens

June 13, 2008, 03:13am, Doylestown, PA
Even though the beginning of our tour to the Northeast commenced with broken down busses and explosions on the highway, we have been redeemed by the grace of rock ‘n’ roll. Tuesday night at Sullivan Hall in Manhattan was a killer show. After two days of radio interviews and in-store performances, we were ready to take the stage in full-force in front of a breathing, sweating, grooving crowd of red-blooded yankees. Thanks to everybody who came out for the Heathens’ first annual Greenwich Village Soul Session Revival. We had a blast and definitely needed the boost from you. THANK YOU NYC!
Later that night, we had some good times on the town, some blasts from the past, and some blasts from the present. In one cab door, out the other. Ran into a guy named Reflection Israel who was coming down hard from an acid trip just south of Central Park. We talked for an hour and a half as the sun came up over the city. Apparently he and Seth are brothers from different mothers. He says he grew up on a hippie farm in Washington state and first dropped acid at age 8. Then he told us we saved his life, and he had to get home to his Asian girlfriend before flying to Japan the next day. Safe travels Reflection.
Wednesday night found us in Hoboken, NJ for a pretty dismal gig at a club called Maxwell’s. Slow night. Slim crowd, but we had a good time on stage. Cool club. Oh Well. Dinner was good. Not much else to be said for the night.
Tonight, Thursday night was a blast at a place just outside of Philadelphia called Puck Live in Doylestown. Great crowd (thank you for coming out to see us on a school night!), and we played a themed set that spanned a couple of songs through different cities in the Heathen Americana Soundscape… Ohio, Mexico, Philadelphia, Winnipeg, Oklahoma, Kansas City, etc… Then we tried out a new song called L.A. County Blues, just so the west coast didn’t feel left out. Got to spend some time with some family and get a good night’s rest. Well, at least from the sound of the snores, everybody seems to be getting a good night’s rest. I’m typing, but will soon be entering my slumber.
All in all, the east coast has been great, and we are fully revived after a rough start to the tour. Next is the IOTA in Arlington, then on to North Carolina for a couple nights, Knoxville, Lexington, Nashville and then finally Atlanta before heading home to Stubb’s to play a show with Robert Earl Keen.
Good times. Goodnight.
Peace,
Gordy
TBOH