As you may have seen, we have done a bit of a revamp of our web site. As a result, I have just figured out how to post my periodic updates from the road for your eternal enjoyment. Sorry I have not done this sooner. I’m not too techie, but still no excuse for the laziness.
Hope the BHTM nation is in high spirits at this time of year. Our band and crew is feeling pretty good. We had a memorable 2011, and have some time off for the holiday season, which does include my January 7 birthday (jawbreakers still make a great gift), and most importantly, my inbox is being crammed daily with new tour dates for 2012. Most of you are checking updates at the new web site, and the rest of you can find the new dates with ease.
We knocked out a few shows in November. Our last show with the John Hiatt guys was in Indy on NOV 18, and then we somehow managed to fly our asses down to Phoenix to do a Big Head Blues Club “alter ego” gig with Tedeski and Trucks Band. The other night we played a taping of eTown at the Boulder Theater in our home town, and we have ONE MORE 2011 SHOW to rock out: NEW YEARS EVE AT THE HOUSE OF BLUES IN CHICAGO. I wonder if it will be windy or cold there?
One more item before I get back to work, preparing for 2012: This year, we toured as the Big Head Blues Club to celebrate the works of Robert Johnson. And as of yesterday, we had lost two of the legends that joined us on our tour bus for the trip. David “Honeyboy” Edwards, the last living link to Robert Johnson, left us a few months ago. And Hubert Sumlin, our dear friend and Howlin Wolf’s guitar player for 24 years, lost his battle with a multitude of illnesses just yesterday. We are sad to hear of his passing, but happier for having known him. Peace be with Honeyboy, Hubert, and you and yours.
Jeff, Tour Manager