South Gate House Revival Live Show
Holy cow, what a week! I’m so glad to be getting back into the swing of performing again. And last week had some great live shows, as well as some other exciting musical adventures!
On Tuesday I drove up to Newport, KY to play at the South Gate House Revival. We drove up early, to make sure that I got there on time, and also to grab some dinner before the show. I don’t usually eat before a show, but we had gotten there early enough and I was pretty hungry.
We decided to try Mokka and the Sunset Bar & Grill. It had some pretty great reviews, and I thought it would probably have enough variety so as not to be just boring burgers and fries.
When we walked in, it was pretty empty. It was, after all, a Tuesday night. We sat down and were brought waters and menus. The menu was about 4 pages, not including drinks! So, I was right on the variety part. We ordered some fried pickles, and some wings, since it was “Wing Tuesday,” and a couple of sandwiches for dinner.
The fried pickles were probably the best I’ve ever had. The wings, even though I’m not always a fan of bone-in wings, were also really good. The sandwiches were great, the fries were great, it was definitely a good choice for food.
Ok, I know, but I love food! On to the music. So, I got to the South Gate House and started setting up. I was downstairs in the lounge. The room was much bigger than I expected, with really high ceilings, so I figured it would probably sound really good.
I get set up pretty quickly and easily and got started around 9:30. I completely forgot to turn on my video camera and audio recorder, and it wasn’t until almost the end of the set that my girlfriend realized it and turned them on. I was able to capture the last 3 songs at least.
It felt like such a great show! Since I’ve got a lot of shows and recording coming up, I’ve been taking extra special care of my voice, and I think it really paid off.
I stayed to listen to the songwriter who played after me, Matt Schneider, who’s only 18. He definitely had some John Mayer and Jason Mraz influences. But he was a really nice kid and played well. It was pretty late when we finally got home, but it was totally worth the trip. I loved playing at the South Gate House, we had some great food and a lot of fun!