Journal 

We have the best fans on the planet 

Okay…I have to say it even if it sounds cliché – we have the best fans on the planet! The shows were so much fun and it was so great to be out on the road again playing for you all. This was a whole new experience for us, as many of you know. Nicky brought her beautiful twin boys out on the road for the first time and somehow managed to be a mother to two and a Jenny all at the same time – she can tell you more about her experience herself (in all her spare time) but suffice it to say she is a force of nature. Papa-Grant and Auntie-Tracy were also amazing, and although it was hard work for them everyone survived and it was wonderful to have this new energy on the road with us.

Some highlights: Napa wine, the bats and sirens of the Stoughton Opera House, the beautiful folks and abalone shells of Ft. Bragg, sweet people and the best co-op ever in Decorah Iowa, The O’Shaugnessy in St. Paul (felt like Hometown!), Heather Stewart (helper extraordinaire), playing our new songs for you, two amazing sold-out audiences at the gorgeous new Freight and Salvage in Berkeley, pedicures in Pasadena (with participation by Jeremy), Weezie massages in Chico, Heather’s birthday cake on stage in Chico, Nicky singing the Mr. Doodle song in Chico, Pismo beach strolling, and California in general.

We just got back from playing A Prairie Home Companion at the Paramount Theatre in Seattle – it was so much fun to be back on the show and to see everyone again! And what a treat to meet and hear Brandi Carlisle! Good times all around – thanks for listening and thanks for all your sweet comments and messages. (And thanks to Jamie for the ice-cream!)

We have a week or so off the road and then we are back out there. It’s a big one – Oregon, Washington, North Carolina, Georgia, DC, Pennsylvania, New York, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont. Phew!

See you at the shows, and thanks, as always, for all your support.