First stop, Portland's Shaker and Vine where I got to play a cozy set opening for my friends, Willow and the Embers.
Willow and I post show. Me heading out on tour and Willow heading home from tour. My next stop was Roseburg, Oregon where the freeway was packed full U of O Duck fans heading to the game and entertaining me with their extravagant car decorations.
Amazing sunny and warm day in Laguna Beach where I got to spend the morning walking on the ocean. It's also where I saw the funniest sign on tour "Naked co-ed volleyball at 2pm today cancelled due to lack of balls." Bummer huh!
This year's house concert at the Page's in Bosque Farms, no gloves or winter coat required! Photo by Loch Page.
On the road heading out of Santa Fe, NM and saying goodbye to sage surrounded in blooms of purple and yellow.
New Mexico behind me, Arizona in front of me.....
Where the road is windy, curvy and downright beautiful!
Performing at Genghis Cohen in Los Angeles. It was an extra special night shared with my fellow friends and songwriters, Nicole Torres, Jill Cohn and Camille Bloom. Photo by Holly Smith.
I spent the morning checking out the boats in Alameda...
You can't see them, but the bay is FULL of sailboats and motor boats.
While I was crawling through town I did get to see Super Man on stilts.
4000 miles was quickly forgotten (sorry Oakland) I officially left California and entered Oregon.
Not officially home, but my tour is officially complete. Thank you everyone for such an amazing few weeks. See you all again soon!
Willow and the Embers in action. Their new album, Radio Sky, is beautiful and kept me sane during my long hours driving. Perfect for quiet windy roads under the stars.
Hit 1000 miles on I5 just before LA, had a glamourous meal in the Whole Foods parking lot before an amazing show at the Marine Room with Beth Fitchet Wood. I also got to stay with good friends Jolie and Devon. Their big dog welcomed me in the morning!
Officially leaving California and making my way to Arizona and crossed 2000 miles in Scottsdale. Arizona is full of tourist stops for meteorites, Montezuma's well, and beautiful cactus covered hills.
And post show caramel apples hand picked, hand dipped and even the sticks were hand crafted. And did I mentione there was homemade strawberry cheesecake? I had it for dinner and breakfast. Yummy!
Hey check it out, I'm still driving!
On my day off, I took the scenic drive from Flagstaff to Sedona through the Oak Creek Canyon...
3000 miles somewhere on I17 in somewhere Arizona.... I got caught in some crazy road work where I was held up for a few minutes until a truck could go by. I was given the go ahead by a large man who curtsied and then waved me through. Most definitely a first and had me smiling the rest of the day.
Back in the Bay area and homemade pancakes! Thank you Zara!
It was quite the weekend in the bay area with Fleet Week, America's Cup, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass and the Giants games.
Crossing the Bay Bridge to San Francisco....
Another glamourous moment of a touring artist, cold mac and cheese in the car for pre-show dinner.
Opting for another out of the way, windy, curvy, mountain road I found this one that took me from Ashland to Bend.
Post tour memory.... I got to go to my very first pumpkin patch at a farm that had the biggest pigs I've seen since I was a kid. Not a bad way to wrap up a tour. Oink!