A capacity crowd at the The Cluny means Margaret can’t get to the front to take pix 🙂

AFTER packing up some more pre-orders to drop at the post office I get the gear read for tonight’s show in Newcastle.

We leave just after midday and take turns driving. It;s not so far, but the traffic as we hit Newcastle is terrible.

The Cluny has booked us into a nice hotel at Gateshead quays and we’ve time to stop by there, check in and dump some bags before heading to the venue.

Rev and Breezy Peyton – and their drummer Max – have already soundchecked and engineer Dave is ready for me to load in and set up.

Soundcheck’s straightforward and it;s nice to catch up with everyone….Rev and Breezy have helped us a lot with shows in their hometown of Brown County, Indiana.

We’re taken through for dinner – which is great – then go back through to the venue before doors. The gig is almost sold out in advance and it looks like walk-ups will mean a capacity crowd.

I do a wee Facebook livestream from backstage and by the time I hit the stage the place is full. 

I have a blast and the audience is fantastic. Then I get to relax and enjoy Rev Peyton;s Big Damn Band, we chat with folks at the merch table and hang out for a while after the show then it;s back to the hotel.

Rev Peyton’s Big Damn Band play a blinder.