If I'm not mistaken, it's been at least ten years since the last time we played Evansville. It's a cool town - right on the Ohio River right across from Kentucky, and apparently not too far from Illinois as well. You get an interesting mix of Southern and Midwestern culture. To give you an idea of the diversity, you're in Indiana but everybody seems to be Cardinals fans.
With it being Sunday, it was a little chill on the activities front. Scotty, Nigel, Brian, and David went to an Indian joint for lunch, while the rest of us watched football on the bus. The Falcons won, so we got to remember what victory tastes like.
One of the great things about having a tour pastor is when we get to do Bible studies with the whole tour and not just the band. Today, Nigel led us in a study of James chapter 2 before serving communion. It's an awesome reminder that we're a little version of the body of Christ on the road.
After a VIP photo session, we hit the stage. The show was in a beautiful theatre - I actually saw a country show here a long time ago, so it brings back some fond memories. During the meet and greet we met several people and heard several stories about how our songs have impacted them. It was an honor to incorporate them into the set. A couple shared with us about how Love Song had been a big part of their story, so we played that. And a young man who had been injured in a car accident made Mountain of God his theme song. It's such an honor, and so humbling at the same time, to hear stories like that. The least we can do is try to play the songs.
Well this has been a great weekend of shows. We have a few days off at home before we have another show. It will be good to get a little rest, but we're excited about what God's going to do in our upcoming tour stops.
But first, we got a little more John Adams to be watching.