Wednesday, 04 June 2014 12:54

The Peaks and Valleys of Touring- Part I: Fort St. John, BC to Brandon, MB

Tour Kick-off/CD release party at The Lido Tour Kick-off/CD release party at The Lido Peace of the North Studios (Steve Milner)


Hey pals!

Did you miss us? We had an epic time howling across the prairies but now we're back for a short while and thought we'd give you a little look-see into our said epic road times. Please read, laugh, and keep in touch will ya?

May 3rd - Tour Kickoff at the LIDO - Fort St. John BC

Peaks:

-Sold out show 3rd year in a row!!!!

- We raised lots of gas money, cha-ching!

-Played a great show with some great pals. Special thanks to Dori Braun, Betty B Gidd, and Joe Rocca for playing!

Valleys:

-Being too busy to personally thank/hug/kiss everyone there.

May 4th - House Concert @ Shelagh and Cam’s- Grande Prairie AB

Peaks:

-Cuddling with Hadley, our favorite Basset Hound!

-Working on body building poses after midnight with Amandizzay.

-Shootin’ the shit with an old musical theatre pal.

Valleys (The worst actually):

-Leaving our brand new gigantic Kirkland vodka in our host’s freezer!!!

May 5th - House Concert @ Christine and Mike’s - Valleyview AB

Peaks:

-Hanging with the Broadribb clan.

-Listening to the sibling duo Sweet Clover whose harmonies brought us to tears...literally.

-Being introduced to Slivovitz (Russian moonshine).

Valleys:

-Being introduced to Slivovitz, which led to a late night cheese overdose.

May 6th - Cha Island - Edmonton AB

Peaks:

-Having Celeigh Cardinal lend us her smokin’ pipes for the evening.

-Slammin’ pints with our pal Jeff Stuart (the most Scottish, but actually Polish, guy we know).

-Reuniting with the Simpson lassies.

Valleys:

-Naomi forgetting her favorite pants and then having to ask Candi to put them on the Greyhound to Saskatoon.

May 7th - The Root - Lloydminster SK

Peaks:

-Being on the Saskatchewan side of town.

-Dancing the night away with local neon sensation “Spandy”!

-Partying down with our new best friends The Real Ponchos.

Valleys:

-Only sleeping for two hours (nap?) before driving to Saskatoon for our live television debut.

May 8th - Louis’ Loft - Saskatoon SK

Peaks:

-Watching the sun rise across the prairies at 4:30 in the morning.

-Being on CTV morning television and pulling it off no less!

-Meeting some new buds Madeline, Robin and Myles.

-Rockin’ a local open mic at The Woods.

 Valleys:

-Booking a show at the university campus and forgetting that school is out.

May 9th - DAY OFF - Saskatoon SK

Peaks:

-Seeing our super friends the Real Ponchos play at Vangelis Tavern.

-Double vodkas on special.

Valleys:

-Double vodkas on special.

May 10th - Lady of the Lake - Brandon MB

Peaks:

-Heritage house lodging with our lovely host and owner of Lady of the Lake, Bridget.

Valleys:

-Deciding it would be ok to leave gear in the van then deciding against it at midnight

when Brandon started getting scary.

-Trying to load gear in through an extremely creaky door at midnight.

 

Stay tuned for more tour peaks and valleys in the coming days! Next up, Part II: Winnipeg, MB to Okotoks, MB. You know we loves ya!

Twin Peaks,

Regular People, Regular Problems.

xoxo

#thejokeisontour #herecomestrouble

Media

Terrible quality video of us on CTV Morning in Saskatoon CTV Saskatoon/ April Josephine