Quite the long weekend in the Hidden Agenda family, all off on their own adventures!
Barrett spent much of the long weekend (Wednesday - Sunday) playing on the road with Wifee and the Huzzband. Wednesday's show in Milwaukee at Shank Hall was a spectacular show, including some amazing horn arrangments on some Christmas classics done by bandleader Stephan Cooper. Friday's show at Door County Brewery was filled to the brim! The place was packed and rocking! The great staff and quality brew kept the band crankin' from the first downbeat to the infamous dancing closer, "The Get Down." Among the highlights was pAt mAcdonald sitting in on the raucous jam, "The Girl Can't Take It." The cresendo of the band interacting with him took the roof off. To close out the Thanksgiving Tour/Cooper's 40th Birthday weeklong party was a great show at Millcreek in Appleton, WI. Fantastic stage, super supportive staff, and a fun crowd led to late night Sunday fun!
On another front - Sarah's other band, Sugar Still, was also out on the road in Michigan. They did quite the stretch of playing at Pigeon Hill Brewery in Muskegon, Newaygo Brewing Company, Quinn and Tuites in Grand Rapids, Phoenix Cafe in Hazel Park, Unity Vibration Kombucha Bar and Tea in Ypsilanti and Tapistry Brewing in Bridgeman. Sometime in the middle of all that Charlie and Sarah had their own Thanksgiving feast in some lucky motel in Michigan.
Andrew has continued to work with his new puppy, training away. Takes a lot of work to save a pit bull, and raise'em right!
Jon had his family all back in the house, and had some quality time in 'burbs. He's been putting the finishing touches on a new tune, that hopefully will get the band treatment in time for the record. Certainly upcoming live shows!
Keith and Cheryl, well, those love birds enjoyed time together, and away from the rest of us!
I think we're all recharged to finish off the last batch of studio songs, which will bring the song count for the record up to 8. We've already got the list of the next 8 tracks. Now to rehearse, mix, book studio time, and play these shows!
Hope you had a meaningful Thanksgiving weekend with yours, and know how lucky we all are.