ROAD REPORT: JUNE 2012
June 11: Eugene, OR
This evening we played one of the best sounding halls on the tour. The venue was called the W.O.W. Hall, which stands for Woodmen of the World. It’s an old lumberjack union hall or community center, now converted into a concert hall. There’s a floating hardwood floor that rests on ball bearings for dancing! Before the sound check we walked over to McKenzie River Music, a very cool guitar shop in Eugene that I’ve heard about for years. I almost bought a vintage Fender Dual Showman that sounded great. They had a few other amps and quite a few guitars I would have bought, too if I had more time to really check them out. Our show was one of the best because the sound was so clear and defined. Our instruments sounded great on that stage and our road manager Ted Mentry said we played really well tonight. The crowd was small due to poor advertising but they were mighty and we definitely won over a few new fans. My buddy and fellow guitarist (he’s on Trading 8s) Scott Henderson told me he plays this hall and loves it…and I can see why! I look forward to coming back later this year.
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NEXT INSTALLMENT… June 12: Palo Cedro, CA