Headed Off at the Pass

23 03 2013

SPOILER ALERT: Sunday’s show at Off Broadway in St Louis (03/24/13) has been postponed due to inclement weather sweeping across the Great Plains.  Our apologies, we’ll reschedule ASAP.

JCBUS @ KDHX Twang Fest day party, photo by Nate Burrell, http://www.beforetheblink.com

JCBUS @ KDHX Twang Fest day party, photo by Nate Burrell, http://www.beforetheblink.com

It’s been a whirlwind tour, a week in Austin for SXSW followed by a quick run through New Mexico and Colorado.  Everything has been fairly smooth sailing, up until now. Despite a crazy blizzard on our way from Fort Collins up to Snowmass (I’d never actually seen cars spin out on the highway), we made it to the gig (outdoors, at the bottom of the ski slope) and afterwards waited out the closure of I-70 East at the Vail Pass.  That was fine, unexpected, but fine, we always decide it’s less stressful to stay put and comfortable, rather than barrel on through and run the risk of getting stuck somewhere in the van.

JCBUS @ La Zona Rosa, Rolling Stone Rock Room day party

JCBUS @ La Zona Rosa, Rolling Stone Rock Room day party

Had a chill day in Boulder and Denver, played a great show at the Larimer Lounge last night (our 3rd show there in a year, Denver’s turning into our St Louis of the West), but noticed that it started snowing at dinner time and never stopped.  Woke up Saturday morning to more snow and news that I-70 East into Kansas was shut down for the foreseeable future.  Not good when we’re trying to make it to St Louis for Sunday night’s show at Off Broadway (what would’ve been our record breaking 6th show there).  So after much consultation and discussion we decided to postpone the show, wait out the snow, and head straight home for Chicago as soon as the storm passes.

photo courtesy of tresawesome.tumblr.com/

photo courtesy of tresawesome.tumblr.com

Not the way we wanted this tour to end, but better a slow & steady trip home rather than a cannonball run into a Kansas ditch, or a snowbound meltdown at a seedy Motel 6.  So for now, I’m parked at the Whole Foods cafe on Ogden, watching a hard boiled egg eating contest straight out of Cool Hand Luke.

So that  means our next show is Wednesday April 10th, at Tropicalia in DC.  Weather should be a little more cooperative, we’ll be back on home turf, with Mr. Jeff Galusha back on tambo.  Can’t wait.

photo courtesy of tresawesome.tumblr.com/

photo courtesy of tresawesome.tumblr.com/

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