It was actually kind of hard to leave Knoxville. I’m really beginning to love that whole area. We ended our Tennessee time with a stop at WDVX in downtown Knoxville for The Blue Plate Special radio show. This radio station is an exceptional example of good radio. They listen to and serve their community and the are very artist friendly. The Blue Plate is one of my favorite shows to do. Located in the Knoxville Visitors Center, we had a really nice lunch time crowd and folks from NY to Texas were listening online. It was big fun but we had to high tail it to Charlotte for another show that night.
Once again I got to see and play some music with my old friend Lou Mondelli and I managed to leave my beloved and perfectly worn in Chippewa Boots in the hotel room! We spent the early afternoon on a boat on lake Wylie with our local promoter and friends and were 2 hours done the road north before I realized I’d left my boots!! After many phone calls, they have been located and I hope are being sent overnight to me for tomorrow’s show in Buffalo.
We had a good day of driving yesterday to make it up to our friends the Colvin’s house in LeRoy NY, our staging area for the next leg of the tour. We made a small stop to look at the Little League International Baseball Field. Brian, Corby and Ray pulled in around 9:30 from Nashville and when Marcus lands at Rochester International today, will have all the boys back together and ready to rock. Look out upstate NY…..