Very Good.. Nice pictures. The stage is very beautiful with Move's theme
I'd like to listen this show..
I don't know quite how to classify this weekend's shows. They are something kind of in between tour shows and one-offs. We have all of our back line gear, but we're not providing the production. i.e. sound and lights. We did some tour rehearsal this last week. So, we're using these shows to try out some of the new songs we've been working on, but we won't be unveiling the full visual package yet. It's more about the music.
We flew out of Atlanta nice and early. An 8:30 AM flight means leaving my house at 6:15 AM, which means waking up at 5:15 AM to shower, pack, and make sure I have all I need to do my school work for the day. That's right, David, Mark, and I are finishing up the last week of our first college course in 15 year through Grand Canyon University. I'm happy to say we'll all be getting As in the course!
We flew into San Antonio and then took a four hour bus trip to Mercedes, Tx. On the bus, I finished my essay for the week and worked with Jason Hoard to make a new intro track to start the show. We found a really cool old blues recording called "You Gotta Move" by Mississippi Fred McDowall. It sets the stage perfectly for the haunting introduction to Lift Up Your Face from the Blind Boys of Alabama.
When we arrived in Mercedes, we took some time to soundcheck, focusing on Trust in Jesus and Follow Me There.
We tried the Q&A format for the VIP meet and greet for the first time on one of our own shows here as well, and it seemed to work really well.
The show went great. It's nice to have both of our Consuming Fire artists Trevor Morgan and Revive out this weekend. We tried a lot of new stuff and the flow seemed great. I'm looking forward to tomorrow to work in even more fresh stuff.