Schwervon! Summer Sun Tour 2012: Johnson City, Athens, Chattanooga

Nan raking in the Big Bucks! Also happy to report that the heat rash is officially in remission.  
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We’re back in Memphis for our second to last show of the tour!!! Today we drove through 2 states that I’ve never been in: Alabama and Mississippi. Saw some of the most beautiful clouds of my entire life. They seemed to wrap all the way around us at times. Wish I got some pictures but not a good idea while driving. Last night was a fantastic show in Chattanooga at JJ’s Bohemia. We crashed with our new local band pals The Monocots and had a delicious French Toast casserole and maple caramelized bacon breakfast. It was pretty amazing!

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The day before we played in Athens, GA with our old NYC pal Little Gold. Also sharing the bill was the super sweet local act Four Eyes. After the show we crashed with our Sound Engineer Extraordinaire friend Julie McLarnon, who we met through Frances McKee in 2011 while touring with The Vaselines in the UK. Julie owns and operates a studio in Manchester called Analogue Catalogue that is responsible for some amazing albums including both the last Jeffrey Lewis and Vaselines albums. It just so happens she and her husband Rob have a vacation home in Athens. They were cool enough to check out our show. The next morning we were introduced to their 3 kids: Juno, Kieran, and Frances. They are easily the cutest things, without four legs and fur, that I’ve seen in a very long time.
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The night before Athens was a successful revisit to the Acoustic Coffeehouse in Johnson City, TN. Despite the name of the venue much rocking was had and many beers consumed. Also a first: two separate dogs urinated on the vocal monitor during our show. Luckily no one was electrocuted.

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