So I have gotten a little behind on the blogging, lets begin…
The stage was set at the beautiful Dicken’s Opera House; sound check was done (Thanks Wes Everett and Laura Wilder) and the booze were flowing. This gig was a big deal for us, not only were we playing the historic Dicken’s Opera house but we were playing alongside Adrienne O! This is paramount two fold. One, ThreeShots hasn’t co-billed with anyone for over ten years. Second, Back in the day (and still do) I worked as a live sound engineer. One of the bands I used to work with was The Fever, Adrienne was at the forefront of that band so it was humbling to share a stage with someone I looked up to and worked with. When she stepped out to start her own band, we really never crossed paths again. So there was a bit of small world nostalgia and fan boy excitement going on when we booked this gig. Adrienne has done such a great job and appropriately so of building a name for herself and although we have done well in our own right, I felt a bit like a large fish in a larger pond. (About damn time)
The gig also held some internally nostalgic weight as Collin Sitgreaves, one of ThreeShots’ original line up was joining us for the night. Collin has been rocking all over the world and was available to sit in with us. It felt good, real good. The band felt solid, there were a few surprises throughout the night, as is with live performances but Collin (and the rest of the guys) were on top of things, picking up my drops and nailing every note.
This was a great night. For me, I got to play side by side with a top notch act. Sure our genres were different but good music is just that, good. So the differences didn’t matter. It was nice to her Adrienne live and as expected she was great. So if you want something different but amazing head over to Adrienne O! and check her out. I got to reunite with Collin and play a killer show with him before his summer explodes with his other projects and for me that night solidified that with the new album looming around the corner, I would love to bring him back for a few tracks.
The Staff at the Dickens was great and so was the food. Can’t wait to do it again. Maybe we can step up our game and co-bill with the likes of Hazel Miller or Chris Daniels? I can dream.