You’re all in for a treat on this episode of Expressway Balladeer. I’m joined by my girlfriend, Brynna Baldauf as we hit up Piccola Cellars. This was a really fun time and one of my favorite episodes yet!
What a busy week but I can’t complain. I love the work. On February 10th, I made my way up to Bellingham for a show at Kulshan Brewing Company and then two days later I headed over to Moses Lake for a show at St. Brigid’s Brewery. There were lots of stops in between too. One at Whatcom Falls Park and then plenty of stops around both towns trying to get some future gigs.
This week I’m in Monroe, WA at the cozy Twin River’s Brewing Company for the Regional Weekend of Expressway Balladeer. Twin Rivers is a pretty small place but they make some great beer and have a great atmosphere, which is probably why the place was pretty full for most of the night.
This Regional Weekend episode of Expressway Balladeer, I venture over the Cascades to the snowy town of Winthrop and perform at the Old Schoolhouse Brewery. While there, I got a call to sub for another artist the following day in Maple Valley to make this episode a double show doozie.
I don’t get to play in Seattle very often, even though I live in the area but this weekend I get get my chance with Spinnaker Bay Brewing. Since they’re so close, I was able to take the train to the show so this episode of Expressway Balladeer should really be an episode of Railway Balladeer.
Portland was a hell of a time! It was my first time in the “keep it weird” city of the Northwest. I met up with The Upper Strata, a band I first met in Phoenix and after catching up with them and learning about the Portland scene for a couple of hours, I headed over to the Artichoke Music Listening Room where the crowd was full and ready for great acoustic music from four acts.
Hey, everyone! This page is where I’ll be keeping all the videos and notes from my 2015 Fall Tour. I’ll be updating it every time I release a new video at least. Don’t forget to get involved and send me questions or comments and I’ll reply in a video. I’ll have plenty of road time you know and a little conversation would be much appreciated. These videos will be ordered from newest to oldest.
It’s been 6 years since I last went on significant tour. The summer tour with Jack Swift was a 20 show stint over a month, across 5 states in the northeast. Since then I’ve been on a few mini tours, spanning a few days but nothing that can stand next to that Jack Swift tour. Until now that is. I’m going on tour again this fall with 15 shows all across the western U.S.!!!!
It’s been a month since I’ve been able to properly post on this site (along with my Twitter and so forth) and I apologize for not keeping in touch with you all but there’s a good reason. I promise. I just moved up to the Seattle area and now I’m finally getting settled and I’m starting to get really excited because I have some great things planned!
I’ve decided to call my new ongoing vlogging series “Expressway Balladeer” since I’m using the travel time between shows to talk about music, my ballads, wine and anything else that might come up during my travels. So with that, this is episode 2 and I’m talking about why I love playing at wineries.