Sam & Liam
Saturday June 4, 2011
Appel Farm Festival
Obviously, the band is totally focused and productive.
And lastly, here’s another of Sam from last night in Toronto. He had a spotlight on him all night. It was almost too easy.
photo by Brian Stowell
I love the guys I tour with a whole hell of a lot. They make my job everyday easy, fun, and something to look forward to. They take care of each other and are my extended family. It probably sounds lame and contrived - but they care and I care back. They’re fun to watch every night and I consider myself extremely lucky to have the ability to do something I love with a bunch of people I love.
Here they are dedicating tonight’s huddle to me and my horrible day with FedEx. I can’t take all the credit. Our tour manager Tim helped put out much of the fire, the venue and promoter provided the posters we sold in place of shirts and CDs, they happily signed everything I put in front of them for the sake of the fans. I’m just a lucky fucking kid. Thanks, guys. I love you a lot.
We’re now five shows into our fall tour. The first two Canadian shows have been crazy packed, crazy fun, and crazy hectic. We were in Toronto last night and are in Winnipeg tomorrow night. Go look at a map. That’s no easy feat. Today is a long day full of driving with a quick stop for some rest. I’m stoked to see more of Canada. Some of these smaller shows coming up will hopefully give me some downtown to explore a little. Who wants to show me rad stuff in their town?
Above is a photo of Sam Kassirer from the Royal City Band. He’s the hardest in our group to shoot, as he always boxed in by his rig. Last night at the Phoenix in Toronto gave some sweet vantages to get some good shots of him. It’s about time, too. He deserves some great photos.
Josh Ritter: running sequence
On second thought, this running sequence is too hilariously awkward not to share.
Josh Ritter - The Curse