We’ve had some interesting times in Moab. The first time here we toured Arches National Park (my favorite National Park thus far) and this time was interesting in it’s own way… We were supposed to have a show in Reno the day before on our way from Lake Tahoe to Moab but because a booking agent at a club failed at his job the show didn’t happen… So we drove straight from Tahoe to Moab. In case you haven’t looked at a map of the area lately is a super long drive… 13 hours to be exact… This isn’t the longest drive we’ve encountered but it did make it hard to sleep comfortably… We arrived in Moab at 9 am and set up camp to try to sleep. Fortunately we found a nice shady spot and it was nice and cool so sleep came easy. After a few hours of rest we headed up to Eddie McStiff’s our venue for the evening. It’s a cool restaurant/bar and although we had to keep it quiet, it was a good show. We made some new friends and ran into some friends from Austin actually (Hello Devra!) which always makes life more fun. After the show we had a 7 hour drive to Denver. As you can tell our booking manager (aka the members of Achachay!) forgot to look at the map when booking this section of the tour…. But we did end up surviving and sleeping well when we finally got to Denver super early the next morning… Ahh the life of a touring musician… It can’t always be one with the luxury of sleep….
So after leaving Colorado we headed to Park City to play 3 shows in a row. This is the most shows we have ever played in that close proximity ever (unless you include this forthcoming SXSW). The main reason for this mini-tour was to come back to Park City because we had such a good time the last time we played there, and because the friends we made told us ski-season is killer there as far as people in the bars goes. Well, they were right! Overall the time spent in Park City was great.
The First night we played a bar called Flanagan’s. The lay out of the bar is similar to a basement (I think it is a basement), so close quarters, but we still rocked it, and one of our favorite bar-tenders (the man responsible for bringing Achachay! to Park City) Andy, works there. It was a great first night. We met our couchsurfer-host, Ira, and we made more friends with some other locals. An entire family showed up, friends of Andy’s, and they came to party! Shane and Teagan, two of the awesome family, hung around for the entire show and Shane even gave me a hand-made rainbow head band at the end of the show. (SIDE NOTE: I recently wore the headband at a party and received many compliments).
Our Couchsurfer Ira was amazing. He opened his home to us for 3 days! He also did his best to come out and see us play all the while studying for the GRE (I hope you nailed it dude!). The next 2 nights were at our home away from home in Park City: Lindzee O’Michael’s. Both of these shows were great. Thursday’s show was exceptional though, and we had a packed-out crowd going nuts for over 2 hours. Nights like these are always fun and rewarding. On our last night in town we dawned the Gorilla Costumes from the Gorilla Run to do something special for our last night. I want to give a shout out to our other favorite bartender in PC, Brian from Lindzee’s: it was him and Andy that, the first time we were in town, made us feel welcome and encouraged us to come back. Brian worked both nights we played at Lindzee’s and we had a great time playing for him.
SO we already have Park City on the books for a return in May and I am thoroughly looking forward to it! No snow this time around, but I’m sure it will be a blast and hopefully this time we can do a radio interview! Look out Park City for May 24th!