The folk/pop duo, The Lovebirds, are currently on the “Breakup Shmakeup Tour” that will be making stops across the West Coast throughout May. While they’re on this tour, they will be doing a blog for us. You can check out the 1st entry, including some pictures and videos, after the break.
What’s up everyone? Lindsay from The Lovebirds here, giving you a quick update on our tour so far. We left San Diego on May 4th, so most of our clothes are still clean and we still like each other at this point. We were SO excited to get on the road – touring is our favorite part of the year. Everything about it makes us say Ahhhhhhhhhhhh. It is a ton of work, but it is the only month out of the year we get to focus solely on music without the additional stress of our day jobs. Not quite a vacation, but the closest thing to a vacation we get, and we effing love it!
Our first stop was at The Night Owl, a cute little coffee shop in Fullerton, CA. We played on their back patio, and thought we were in for a night of hassling smokers and studiers with our music. However, the owner set up a little stage lighting rig which totally transformed the space and made it feel like a show! You learn to appreciate little things like helpful venue owners on the road, and we definitely want to come back and play here!
We spent day/night #2 in Hollywood, CA. First, we headed to Red Parade Music studio to record some backup vocals for our friend Brad Carter’s new album, and that was so much fun! Then we headed to Genghis Cohenfor the BMI Acoustic Lounge Showcase where we played in the round with Hayley Solano, Mercy Collazo and Kristy Hanson.
Next up was Mel’s Lounge in Santa Barbara with our awesome friend and host Kat Devlin. Santa Barbara was extra special this year because we decided to get our annual tattoo here. (So far, we’ve also been inked in Eugene, Sacramento, and Seattle). Shout out to Corey at Golden Eagle tattoo!
Moving up the road, we headed to San Luis Obispo for a interview on KRUSH 92.5 with Suzanne. We loved her and would have taken her with us for the rest of the trip if there were any more room in our car. After a quick trip to check out the mother of all farmer’s markets, we headed to Pismo for our Songwriters at Play gig, hosted by our friend Steve Key at Shell Cafe.
That brings you up to speed! I’m typing this from a futon at my friend Katie’s house. We’ve been really lucky in sleeping arrangements thus far – no floors yet, and no cats have tried to sleep on my head. (We have not been so lucky in the past!) Before I close, I gotta give a shout out to all our hosts who not only save us a ton of cash, but also make us feel so welcome in their homes. We’re lucky and grateful to know so many rad people who roll out the red carpet from town to town! Definitely couldn’t do this without them!