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Frosty calexican ironin’ winos

Hey y’all, I’m back home in Chicago again, totally buzzing about what a great time I had playing with Calexico & Iron and Wine.  It was so, so, SO much fun, I’m so psyched I got to do that!!  I was visiting my folks in Texas the weekend before last when I got the call to do those shows… our booking agents had been talking about it for months but it all came together wham-bam at the last minute.  They needed me to play solo so that’s what I did… not my normal preferred way to play, but I pulled it off pretty well I think!  They flew me down to Tulsa (“I’m too young to marry…”) for the show at Cain’s, and then I rode with them from there to Fort Worth and then to Austin.  Flew black home from there.  They paid me well and bought me those plane tickets and fed me and put me in HO-tels, loaned me a guitar, the whole bit.  See, that’s what I’m talkin’ bout!  That’s the life.  I sure don’t get that kinda treatment every day as a musician.  I was joking with Howard (who road-managed) that the very lowest point for me on that tour was when we sat down in a Japanese restaurant and I looked at the menu and said "Huh.  I don’t eat Japanese food that often; I’m not sure what to order…" Yep, that was the worst, heheh.  Such hard times on the road… ;-)

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Stubb’s Bar-B-Q (Austin, TX)

photo by Mary SleddOpened for Calexico and Iron and Wine
at Stubb’s Bar-B-Q
801 Red River, Austin TX
(512) 480-8341

With Paul Niehaus (pedal steel)

Photo by Mary Sledd

Ridglea Theater (Fort Worth, TX)

Opened for Calexico and Iron and Wine
at the Ridglea Theater
6025 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth, TX 76116

With Paul Niehaus (pedal steel)