Day 1 - Destination, First show - Shenachie Pub, Willits, CA!!
Blast off from Crescent City! This is the third time playing at Shenachie Pub in Willits. Originally shooting to fill a Friday date on the tour, Shenachie didn't have the date open. However, they did have this Tuesday open, which served to fill the first date of the tour. This was to make the opening drive from Crescent City a little shorter, however it was to make the second day's drive a little longer...I opted to go for it and just brace for a long day on Wednesday, headed to Tehachapi.
The drive went well, leaving at 1:30pm, arriving in Willits at 6pm. Amazing weather, and amazing colors in the trees. Quite a bit of construction zones, but this allowed a relaxed pace. Got our accomodations set up, had a quick head change and went to the gig...
Wondering what kind of an audience there would be on a Tuesday, I was pleasantly surprised to see a handful of people already hanging out. And surprised to see a plethora of French speaking individuals! Got set up and started at 8pm. Rocked it out til 10:30pm, and everyone there was super welcoming...even had a few return fans! All in all, great way to start the tour. Late night, early wakeup, welcome to rock-'n'-roll tour!!