Wednesday, October 8, 2008
I was up, showered, fed, packed, & driving to the airport by 7am. We were lucky enough to have a direct flight to LaGuardia airport. Almost every trip we've taken this year has required a stop over or a layover. Chris Hicks didn't make the flight. He had a little miscommunication happen over the flight details. He thought out flight was at 11:15am instead of 9:30am. Whoops!
We got in our rental car & I pulled out my GPS & the Atlanta Rat Pack (sans Chris Hicks) was off to Melville, NY. It was an easy drive - 30 minutes, minimal traffic, & we were there.
I slept for 4 hours today in the hotel room. Then it was off to the gig. We took rental vans to this gig because our bus is on it's way to Houston, TX (where he'll pick us up tomorrow).
Our set was pretty good. Marcus Henderson got a new flute while we were home. I could actually hear a difference on stage. He also seemed to be more confident blowing this one than his other one.
The most memorable thing about today was Dickie Betts. We opened up for him. I just can't get over how good his guitar sounds. It's 2 50 watt Marshalls & 2 4x12 cabs. That's it. No pedals - no nothing. Sure, he's loud - but in a good way. Man it sounded good - & clean. Most guitarists think 50 watt Marshall & loud & automatically think distorted. It sounded like classic Dickie.