City: Peoria, IL Distance travelled: 279 miles Total distance: 23,470 miles Theatre: Peoria Civic Center Another one nighter and another town I didn’t really get to explore…or at least I think I didn’t…Some of the days are starting to merge together!Read more "Blue Man Group Tour 2016 – Peoria, IL"
Mon 10th August 2015 Day 2 Chicago, IL to Sioux Falls, SD 11.5 Hours – 581 Miles – 4 States IL+WI+MN+SD We awoke this morning full of anticipation and a confidence that Budget Car Rental would come through with a solution and save the day. It is now 9.15am they have done nothing for us. In fact, their ineptitude […]Read more "Chicago to Portland – Day 2 – Slow Start"
I have never yet said no to a road trip in America. If you are moving across country and need to split the drive or have a wedding to go 4 states away and need a date, then I am your man. The lure of a long 2 lane high way stretching out in front of […]Read more "Chicago to Portland – Day 1 – False Start"
I did not go to Davenport, Iowa expecting to leave having recording a session for one of the best sites on the internet to discover new music. My friend, colleague and musical compadre Tony Aguirre found that there was a studio near where we were performing while on tour for Blue Man Group. He got in […]Read more "Daytrotter Session – Rock Island, IL"
City: Davenport, IA Distance travelled: 1067 miles Total distance: 7,178 miles Theatre: Adler Theatre It certainly was a shock to the system turning up in Davenport after the warm weather we had in New Mexico. I don’t think the thermometer crept above freezing the entire time we were there. However, we made the most of it. Tony […]Read more "Blue Man Group Tour 2015 – Davenport, IA"
I recently had the pleasure of observing and assisting my compadre, Bobby Minelli spread the Pipeworks Brewing love at a Binny’s in Downers Grove. We were inundated with people, some of them had driven nearly 2 hours to be there. Every last drop of the beer we took got consumed and dozens of bottles were […]Read more "Pipeworks Tasting, Downers Grove, IL"
What do you do on Fat Tuesday if you have a bunch of talented friends that like food as much as they like music. Well you do what my friend Christine did and throw a kick ass dinner an jam night. I stepped off a plane from Nashville and went straight to Christine’s apartment from […]Read more "Fat Tuesday Hootenanny"
A friend in need is a friend indeed…and if you get a great road trip out of it as well, that is a bonus. My friend Kristen Studard (K-Stud to her friends and anyone else she can persuade to call her that) told me some months ago that she was going to pack up […]Read more "Go West (and South) Day 1"
Recently my group of friends was shocked to hear the news that one of our most beautiful among us had been diagnosed with Cancer. The pesky thing, not content with making home in her breast, had decided you get up, wander around and settle in her lungs as well. Despite being confirmed as ‘triple positive’, […]Read more "The Jackie O Show with Victor & Penny"
I have some really funny friends. It is true. And occasionally I get to seem them to great things. At Entertaining Julia at the Town Hall Pub in Chicago the other week my friends Danielle and Tiff Puterbaugh, otherwise known as the Puterbaugh Sisterz, hosted an awesome night of comedy and music. Top of bill […]Read more "I have funny friends!"