Five days, five shows. A few weeks ago I left town with my good friends Adrian (on the slide, mandolin, and occasional accordion), Brian (on the cello, Casio, and percussion), and my wife Rachel (road manager, photographer, and nutritionist). We packed a van and headed east for a whirl-wind five days of driving, music playing, music listening, and more driving. Along the way we met an unusual number of good people, who fed us, housed us, or listened to us - usually all three - playing at a birthday party, a few house concerts (one of them impromptu) and a few cafes. We can't wait to do it again soon.
Birthday party in Kelowna.
House concert in Calgary.
Racing trains in Alberta.
You can't visit Medicine Hat without the obligatorys stop at its giant teepee.
Sold-out show at the Prickly Pear in Medicine Hat.
We stopped in at The Lounge 102.1 FM (Medicine Hat) with Andy and Christy for an early morning radio spot. You can listen HERE.
When spending thirty-plus-hours out of a hundred in a vehicle crammed with people and gear, it can be extremely helpful to take breaks. On the road between Medicine Hat and Cranbrook, there's a stretch of wind farms that runs for miles. We had to get out and see them up close just to appreciate how big these things are...
Grand Forks, BC is home to one of the biggest pawn shops around - The Hawk Shop. A treasure-trunk of dusty goodness, we found an accordion, some sweet glasses, and Dolly's greatest.
Fibonacci's in Penticton, BC.
Photos by Rachel Pick.