I just had a great mini-tourette with the Houston Jones fellas through Bishop, CA, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles. We drove across Death Valley, and were pleasantly surprised by a great place to stop in Panamint Springs. Not much there except for one restaurant/bar, but they had incredible burgers, and a selection of beer from almost everywhere you could think of. It was a pleasant 110 degrees, but had cooled off to 105 by the time we got to Vegas. We stayed at the Howard Johnson's Motel/Wedding Chapel/Cuban Restaurant, and checked in right behind Elvis (the jumpsuited one of course), who was the preacher at the chapel. As a matter of fact there were Elvi of all ages, sizes, and shapes everywhere we went, but that's nothing new to all of you veteran gamblers. However, I'm pretty sure I saw Joey Bishop sitting with Gabriel of Sedona at a transvestite sushi 'n tacos joint, but the light was in my eyes, so I can't swear to it.
Other recent dates include shows with The Devil Makes Three, Biscuit Burners, Two High String Band, Keith Greeninger, and Druha Trava. I'll be playing more with some of these folks down the line, so be sure to check my gig page at www.chojo.net for details. The Devil Makes Three recorded two of the shows and will be releasing the CD soon ( look for it at www.thedevilmakesthree.com ). Billy Cardine (Biscuit Burners) and I were lucky enough to hook up with Keith Greeninger, and record on a couple of tracks from his new CD, "Glorious Peasant", which was just released on May 20th ( info at www.keithgreeninger.com ).
Have a great summer, and I hope to see you at one of my shows soon......