Autumn is such a wonderful season, especially for touring!
One of my favorite things about Autumn is the crunch of leaves under your feet once they have fallen. The air has gotten cool and crisp and made them all crunchy! I love taking drives during this time of year with a hot apple cider to see all the color on the trees! Touring on this weekend took us through Northern Ontario which has spectacular fall foliage. That means being on the road touring, and driving between shows is even more lovely than usual!
I recently went on a weekend run of shows and headed up towards Ottawa to play some acoustic shows. While I love playing with my band; it’s big, full, and such an experience, I also love playing acoustic sets because of the freedom! I get to play more intimate venues and try out new songs. Driving through Ontario is a great experience because the changing colors of the trees is so beautiful!
I love playing in small towns, I get to meet people which I don’t always get to do at the bigger shows. Before I started touring so much I always heard from people how draining it can be. While I can see why people would say that, I find that at this point in my career I really love the travel between venues, meeting new fans, and seeing new places! It’s part of what I love most about music.
Not every gig, show, or set up is perfect, but music is a journey and I love it. Sometimes there’s glitches in equipment, sometimes you break a string, sometimes the venue has technical issues, but it makes every show unique! For most shows everything goes the way it’s supposed to, but it’s the rare cases that make me really appreciate all the good shows!