Philadelphia, PA 19 Nov. 2012
Slept late, coffee in the room, gym, read the NY Times, shower and leave for the tonight's show, that was my entire day, never set foot outside today. John and Mike on the other hand went to a fab vintage instrument shop where John purchased a 1916 A model Gibson mandolin that he'd been looking for since the beginning of the tour. Well done and a far better use of time than mine.
We had loads of old friends join us today at the Wells Fargo Center here in Philly, home to the Philadelphia 76ers. Chuck and Jo Ainlay as well as David Conrad and Anastasia Brown came in from Nashville. Our pal and great musician Tim O'Brien happened to be passing through on his way back to Nashville and stayed over to hang with us. Also Dick Boak of Martin Guitars and his daughter came in from Nazareth, Pennsylvania to see the show and visit. It was a joy seeing them all at the gig and later in the bar for a couple of night caps.
We're off early tomorrow for a pre-show drive to Washington, D.C. for a show then an after-show drive to New York for the finale of this tour.