There is truly something magical about playing at the Red Light Cafe. I don’t know if it’s the deep rooted history that I have with that place but every time we play there it feels like home. This time was just the same as always but there was a bit more magic in the air. The show started off with a fantastic opening slot by Emily Backus. Then our favorite father/daughter duo The Brookses killed it with an amazing set, and then it was our turn. I felt so relaxed and at home. There was a great turnout and the audience was fantastic. They were all so responsive and so into what we were doing.
We also busted out a few new-ish tunes for them that seemed to go over really well. Playing “Bidding’s Closed” was really fun and it was cool to see everyone digging it. That song goes back so far into my history that to play it with this chapter of my musical life is a really cool feeling. The band really loves playing it so the excitement is totally contagious. We also did “Another Rainy Night in GA” which is a song that is very dear to me. Seeing the band so excited to play some of these older songs is something that I have come to appreciate and love about them. The Brookeses and Emily joined us on stage for an encore of “Straight to Hell” by Drivin’ N’ Cryin’ and that shit was so much fun. It was such a great feeling to know that we had found a kindred band that we can share shows with and truly like as people as well.
The vibe this night was such a great one and song after song I just felt connected, relaxed, and at ease. Michael did a great job on the sound as always and I loved how everything just seemed to flow. This was also the first time in a long while that we changed up the setlist pretty hugely for a Red Light show. It didn’t have many slow songs and only two acoustic songs so it definitely seemed to move a bit quicker. It’s so cool to see that at this point as a band we have enough material to be able to do this kind of thing; create different kinds of setlists for different kinds of shows.