I've spent the last two days on Capitol Hill in Washington DC waiting for the start of the tour on Wednesday. This past weekend I was very fortunate to attend the wedding of Scott Shupe and Raven Owen-Beyer, two very good friends. Scott was the tour manager for Cast Iron Filter, a band I was in during the early aughts - he kept everything organized and safe, taking care of us on the road and allowing us to concentrate on the music at hand - I've thought a lot about him while arranging this tour, about all the responsibilities he heaped upon himself over and over to help us live our dream one show at a time - if I can muster just a sliver of his ever-present tenacity on this journey, I think I'll be alright. Thanks again for everything Scott - may you and your wonderful wife have many happy days ahead.