Day Five – Chur!

It is Keith's job to pack the van.

It is Keith’s job to pack the van. Also, you should check out his blog of this tour as well. We left the Walensee by nine to get to our interview for Country Radio Switzerland.

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We were very early but our hosts Beatrice and David are always great.

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Beer with a pull tab in a bottle?

Beer with a pull tab in a bottle?

The radio station is run out of their house so we just did the show and then had some nice snacks before heading out to Chur for the all important laundry (my job, though this time I had assistance from Emma) and the gig at Werkstatt.

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Chur, as any Swiss person will tell you, is the oldest city in Switzerland. It is also the first place Kevin and I ever played, on our first tour over ten years ago. I was excited for this show but it turned out even better than expected. Our friend Bianca showed up with four of her friends. Beth Wimmer brought another four people. Plus the show was well promoted. It was one of those nights where the first song begins and I immediately start grinning. The energy in the room is pure positivity. Everyone is having fun. The venue is great, sound was excellent, and we played really well, for a very appreciative crowd. The encore included Dead Flowers as well as My Little Runaway. Werkstatt will definitely be one of the high points of this tour.

Setting up

Setting up with Keith and Rob.

It's Emma's last night with the band.

It’s Emma’s last night with the band.

We found this old flyer from our second tour back in 2005!

We found this old flyer from our second tour back in 2005!

The snow arrived while we were playing. I’m glad we got some because Emma left this morning so she got to see some snow covered mountains. It’s been great having her here and I think she enjoyed the trip. Being on tour is not quite the same as being on vacation, but it is still a great time.

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Keith made me pull over on the way to the airport so he could jump into the Walensee. Words cannot describe this. I’ll try to post the video at some point.
Tonight is Sgwolb music club. Go on, try to pronounce that. It’s fun. We will be playing at a farm in a grain cellar (think Johnny’s without the cool decor) that is older than the US constitution. The crowd here will probably be a bit more reserved than in Chur.

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