ROAD REPORT: JUNE 2012
June 10: Portland, OR
After the workshop we arrived in Portland just in time for sound check at the beautiful Alberta Rose Theatre. It’s one of those little jewel box theaters with great acoustics and a nice big stage. I designed a set list that would take full advantage of the space between the notes that was afforded us with the big, open sound we got in that room. When I’m out on the road, and finally on stage each day, I try to forget about the finances, the mounting tour expenses, and the amount of “butts in the seats” needed to make it a money making endeavor. I really try to forget all that and simply enjoy the playing, the camaraderie of my good friends and the sheer joy of hearing the sound of our music in the air. Tonight was one of those nights. We didn’t do that well in attendance but the place was so enjoyable to play we’ll definitely be back.
©2012 Carl Verheyen. All Rights Reserved.
NEXT INSTALLMENT… June 11: Eugene, OR