Its damn good to be home! We had all afternoon to recover a bit from driving through the night, which was a beautiful thing. We were all ready to go by showtime. It was great to reconnect with everybody all in one place. I’m not sure how bands can just up and tour for months at a time. We were only gone for our usual 2 weeks and it was hard not to miss the comfort and familiarity of home. I must say, though, touring is starting to feel easier and a bit more normal.
The first band of the night, Jam Therapy, absolutely tore it up. It was good to hear that Austin rock and roll again. Especially at a great Austin venue such as Mohawk. The last time we played with them was at Spiderhouse a little over a year before that night.. I swear they have only gotten better, as impressive as they were even back then. It was our turn next. The room started to fill up and the energy was starting to build by the time Jam Therapy ended their set. We played our tour standard 40 minute set, but this time with Clint Manning filling out the sound with a 2nd guitar. While Brett, Joe and myself had been performing these songs every night for the past two weeks.. Clint hadn’t played with us for all that time. He did great picking right back up on everything. It was only our 2nd show with him, but I was already starting to get more comfortable with him on stage. The future looks bright for FCF with Clint on board. We will be getting him on the podcast very soon so be on the lookout!
We finished our set and Nomad City took the stage. If you haven’t seen this band yet… change your ways. At the forefront Britny’s insane rock and roll vocal range and stage presence is undeniably good. Then you’ve got Ray making that guitar his bitch. Some of the tones he gets are good enough to stop me in my tracks. Their rhythm section featured Russell on bass and Alec on drums. Really tight and really danceable rhythms despite the hard rock vibes Ray was laying down. What I’m trying to say is… Nomad City is a great band and you should see them. We hung out there for Black Heart Saints set and enjoyed them as well. They were a great energetic way to end off the night.
Austin, we’re back and we’re ready to get to work writing and making sure we all have a great summer of shows and good times! Be on the lookout on all our social media pages for updates on shows and recording plans and such.