Greetings from Red Bank, NJ—not far from Asbury Park. Tonight we play The Count Basie Theater here. Here’s a photo from our recent Richmond show:
Still having fun out here. Tonight the wonderful Civil Wars open for Emmylou. I believe the CW’s John Paul is my Alabama homeboy.
When I last wrote, we were headed into NYC to play Central Park w/ Levon Helm and play on The Jimmy Fallon Show. Both went real well. It was a thrill to see Levon and his amazing band. The Fallon show was a blast.
From there, we headed south to Richmond (where John Starling sat in and his talented son Jay opened), Atlanta (where guitar guru Steve Novelli paid me a visit), Vienna, VA (Wolf Trap, where I was joined by my Mama, Daddy and sister and several good friends), and then back up the East Coast to Camden, NJ, to play WXPN’s XPoNential Festival. Last night was Pier Six Pavilion in Baltimore (where I was joined by Ira Planer from Burriss Amps, my cohort Mary Sack, and Bill Toms, whose new album, “Memphis”—which I produced—is due out in September).
Now we’re in Red Bank for the night. Beautiful old theater. I think Springsteen lives around here…I wonder if he’ll show up.
Next stop: Portsmouth, New Hampshire. See you out there…