Last Thursday we went back into the studio with the album we thought we’d finished, and – well, it’s finished now that Francine Reed has added backing vocals on four songs. I can’t say enough good things about her soulful singing and easy, pleasant way in the studio. We laughed and danced around and the work was done before we knew it. Francine rocks.
Friday night we had the honor to open the show at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens for one of our favorite bands, Los Lobos. The weather cleared for a beautiful evening at a fantastic outdoor venue. Here’s the audience:
And here’s 14-year-old aspiring lefthanded guitarist James Gray with his new hero, Cesar Rosas:
Saturday we played another wonderful venue, the Mable House Barnes Amphitheater in Mableton, GA. And what a great crowd! It was getting a little dark for an audience shot, but I pulled out the iPhone and tried one anyway. You can just make out the people sitting on blankets on the hillside behind (maybe it’s time to get a real camera) :
When we stopped by the rehearsal studio yesterday I noticed a strange round hole in the ceiling. I thought I saw something move inside it. Half a minute later something moved again. I looked up close, and a little face poked out of the hole and looked back. We’ve got kittens in the ceiling! This afternoon I’ll put on the coveralls and start dealing with that.