You know what knocks my socks off about Mesa, AZ? Both times I have performed there, they have set the record for concert attendance. We had about 1,000 people show up last Thursday for my show. I haven't been able to shake the swelling of gratitude in my chest for that. Mesa, can I just kiss you? I wanted to share these beautiful photos taken by Krista Maurer of Island Belle Photo. Yes, this is the same Krista Q. in my last post. Not only is she a publicist, but she's an awesome photographer (and seamstress! I've commissioned her to make quilts for my boys for Christmas. Shhh. Don't tell!).
The Sound Check
The Sound Check
Ok, maybe my bass player, Alex Aponte, could rival Bart in the "sweet person" category, but as sweet as he is, he plays a really mean bass.
Speaking of humor, Stu Maxfield could quite possibly hold the record for making me laugh more than any other soul in this world. But if he forgets his capo one more time, I will surely strangle him.
All you have to do is see that he came to the venue sporting dress shoes and no socks and you can't help but laugh. Laughter aside, he is UNREAL on guitar and any other instrument he plays.
Rod Elwood is the best lighting and set designer. Look how he arranged my globe collection?
I love this.
Many, many thanks to Christian and Nie for hosting and promoting the show. I love them. Check out the fun they had in my dressing room here.
I'd like to personally thank my keytar for making an appearance as well.
He is becoming quite popular after all.
Christian came back out on stage and joined us for our now famous cover of "Friday, I'm in Love" by the Cure. He's a natural on stage. Do you know he was a child actor? That's right. He was even in a Slip 'n Slide commercial. (P.S. Don't deny the all-omnipotent hair of Jacob Jones to the bottom right on keys).
Thank you all again for coming and I am looking forward to coming back to Mesa again and again and again. But right now, due to exhaustion, I am going to hibernate all winter. See you next Spring.