7/21/14 – Triumph Brewery
The last show of the tour and it was a non home – home coming. RVA in New Hope, PA with The Southern Belles. They had been part of the kick off show at The Broadberry before I left for the tour and they would be my last show of my tour. All roads lead to awesome and the 6000 miles+ that I had journeyed brought me to the Triumph Brewery in New Hope, PA. I’ve never been to this venue, I’m a John & Peter’s fan in addition to being a huge New Hope fan. This town is just cool and cute and I wish I had a little more time there. Triumph Brewery was a grand brewhouse with one of the coolest stages of the tour. The boys all ordered healthy food for dinner so I begrudgingly joined in and got a salad. I was pretty impressed and very pleased with my choice when the salad arrived, it was one of the best salads that I have ever had. Kudo’s to Triumph Brewery on their food menu and I hear the beer is good too 🙂
The Southern Belles took the stage and did what they do! Which is rock groovy originals and take covers to the next level with their improvisation. I know that their show is one that I am just going to love more and more each time I see them. Hella talented and great people, they come ready to make damn good music for everyone. The foursome creates that perfect sound, somehow combining a bit of everything for their mixing bowl of awesome. They country rock it like its hot while getting awesome with psychedelic jams. Adrian Ciucci (guitar/vocals), Tommy Booker (keys/vocals), Raphael Katchinoff (drums/vocals), and Andrew Carper (bass/vocals) will make you happy you have come to join the party each and every show.
It was a blast to see faces of home at the almost end of my journey. After the show I headed to one of my favorite people on the planets apartment in MD to catch up…well, to wake her up, then since neither of us could sleep, stay up catching up and chatting till dawn almost broke.. She was a trooper and put on her big boy pants in the morning and made it to work on time. I played like the lazy sloth (have you seen the sloth video where it is sort of eating, sort of sleeping? … yeah that was me most of that day) till I had to hit the road back to RVA.
I knew I was almost home…
It was a bittersweet moment to turn in dear ole Elvira. We had cruised together, we had withstood blistering heat and endless miles. She worked hard and did not quit on me! I’m a huge fan of Enterprise now, they have great cars and great service. I got her a 3000 mile checkup in LA and that took less than 45 mins, the customer service with Enterprise is fantastic.
However great dear ole Elvira was…. I dream of this for the next adventure down The Rock and Roll Highway!