Tuesday night in Boston went down fairly well in my opinion. Although the first time I played The Paradise I was skeptical about the sound of the room due to it being so shallow, having seen a few shows there recently I know that it’s a solid room. The only show I saw there before moving to Boston was a hardcore matinee in 1990(?) featuring The Cro-Mags (w/ Harley but not John Joseph), Burn, and Wrecking Crew but I was too scared that day to notice the PA. Back to Tuesday, the crowd was decent, the show was well received and we all had a good time being on stage. We did a little hanging post-show with friends, family, and label moguls from Rounder and then it was off to bed.
Yesterday, Wednesday, we drove most of the way to Detroit stopping only to pick up James’ repaired Firebird and to eat at the Cracker Barrel. Even though when I toured with Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit for a month we, no joke, ate at the Cracker Barrel almost every freakin’ day, I rarely stray from the breakfast menu. In fact, I almost always order The Old Timers Breakfast. Last night, I took a chance and ordered the roasted half-chicken from their seasonal Autumn Apple Harvest Menu. Topped with apple gravy and accompanied by cornbread stuffing, green beans, and a ripe Gala apple, I’m happy to report that the chicken was tender, juicy, and completely satisfying. Highly recommended. And, I don’t really care for chicken.
Of course, I don’t have any photos of us in Boston so here’s one from when I played the Paradise with Jason Isbell. Derry and Morgan in a heated mustache growing contest