Rolling Down I-40 in Tennessee

 

Hey everyone! We just finished up a memorable four day run along interstate-40 in the great state of Tennessee. After a radio set on the Blue Plate Special, we booked it down 30 miles south into TOTALITY for the eclipse of a lifetime. Nate found us a perfect spot next to a lake for the solar event. We were all looking forward to it, but our expectations were completely exceeded. The haze of the day as totality approached was unlike anything we had ever seen before. When the planets and stars started to come out we couldn’t help but jump for joy. It was a glorious reminder of our place in the solar system.

Sunset and Barbecue in Memphis

Sunset and Barbecue in Memphis

We then rolled on to Nashville. Music City is a fascinating place, where the rock and country cover bands flow like water. We enjoyed a rare night off, spent the day practicing and sightseeing, and then geared up for set at the High Watt. It was a mighty fine turnout for our first trip to Nashville and the crowd was crackling with energy. Our next trip down can’t come soon enough.

Last night we had another first, this time in Memphis. This is the furthest west and the closest to the Mississippi River that we’ve been to yet. After a solid bar set for some friends and new fans, we headed over to Beale Street. It was dying down late on a Wednesday night, but we could tell that it’s an exciting place to be. Blues bars line the street as far as the eye can see. The amount of musical history in these cities has been astounding. It reminds us that there is so much out there just waiting to be discovered. 

 

Mississippi River from a bridge

Mississippi River from a bridge