Just so that everyone knows, I’m going to be out of the office next week heading out on the road with my band. There are 5 gigs over 7 days, all at stops on Route 66 — Chicago (tonight), St. Louis, Tulsa, Albuquerque, and finally LA. Info here. If you are in any of these place, come out and say hi. It’s not a jazz thing, but it is good-ole-rocknroll.
The tour is sponsored by Red Bull. They are filming each night for spots on the web and potentially a couple TV episodes. The idea is that they get us and another Chicago band on the road, they put us in surprise competitions at each stop vying for a ride on the Red Bull tour bus the following day (if we lose we ride in a sh#!tty van, not too dissimilar from the one we usually tour in), and finally some free studio time in LA if we win the whole thing. Celebrity guest judges, too. They are keeping us in the dark about pretty much everything to add suspense.
Anyway, I’ll be updating as much as I can from the road. Greenleaf orders will be shipped out next week on Tuesday and again on Friday–unlike our usual 1-24hr turn-around time–just so you know.
Preparing to get my kicks…