Blues Society of Omaha
At the New Lift Lounge in Omaha, Nebraska
| July 15, 2010
around 6 am. I could not sleep so I went for a run. It felt
great. Coolest part of the day as later on it will be really
hot and sticky. Had breakfast, loaded the van, and on the
road at around 9 am. Don Bean came by the hotel with Charlie
to see us off and gave us a good driving route to Omaha. What
great guys. Thanks. See you next year, I hope.
Not as hot today as yesterday. It was a pleasant and pretty
drive to Omaha with lots of visuals of farmland and rural
America. It never ceases to amaze me how much open free land
there is still here in the good ole USA.
Checked in to the hotel and went to the club for load in and
sound check. Cool club. It is modeled after a ski chalet with
snowboards, skis, snowshoes, carved totems, and log cabin
walls. There is a hole in the wall between the bar and the
pizza/sub joint next door where you can order food and they
pass it through the wall. The stage is huge. Not only is it
wide it is very deep so there was lots of room to run around
without bumping into each other or knocking something over.
We set up but there is no soundman so we head back to the
hotel to get ready for the show.
We get back to the club at 5 pm to start the show at 5:30
pm. I know what you're thinking. 5:30 start time seems
awful early but that is the way the Blues Society of Omaha
does things. I love it as the show will be over early so we
all can get a good night's rest.
The show goes well. The crowd was light but enthusiastic,
especially when Laurie takes one of her 'face melting' guitar
solos (School of Rock). The sound in the room was good and
there was a definite feeling of us putting on a concert rather
than playing for the locals at the bar. It is nice to be able
to perform for fans of the blues. One poignant moment during
our show was when Laurie dedicated the song, "Keep On Believin'"
to Dave's daughter, who had just been shipped out to Afghanistan.
May she return to us safely.
Terry O., the owner of the club and President of the Blues
Society of Omaha, and Rick, the VP of the Blues Society treated
us very well. Rick, especially, was very enthusiastic and
fun to hang out with. Thanks guys. Hope we get back very soon.