Come to michigan
Your correspondent is unaccustomed to being away for so long, 5 weeks, but it has really helped, looking at this trip in retrospect, not to have had a day off. With shows, catching trains, keeping up minimally with email, and not misplacing personal effects to occupy me, I honestly haven't felt homesick; but now that it's soon coming to an end I'm agitatedly impatient to be en route to O'Hare.
Once back, I'll have a performance-free day (my first in 35 days), then it's off to Michigan, to the august Acorn Theater of Three Oaks. I'll be playing there, Friday September 5, as a quartet (Robbie Gjersoe, Missy Raines, Aaron Till). It's the same group I'm bringing to the Old Town School in Chicago the next night, the 6th. At Old Town I think we're close to sold out, but guess what about Michigan? Not sold out! An unmistakably not-standing-room-only situation. "Capacity crowd" unlikely to appear in online reviews. House, yes, packed, no. Tickets, I want to point out, are available still. In fact, they are abundantly available.
Listen, it's a Friday night and Three Oaks is an easy drive from Chicago. There's probably a few of you that want Old Town tickets but won't be able to get them -- why not plot a romantic getaway to the bohemian enclave of T.O.? If you live in some place like Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids, or East Lansing, someplace I used to play but now don't, you really need to come. Enough begging, I do have a speck of pride, even after having been 8 days in rural Sweden.