This past weekend was a lot of fun. For the first time I can really remember we had some mix ups with how our name is spelled. For some reason a lot of people over the past week have wanted to call us “The Deadwood Floats” which is strange just because that hasn’t happened to us in the past. The Columbus Dispatch even turned us into “The Deadwood Bloats”. Joel is real keen on sending in the correction for that one. And lastly, there was a great big picture in the Lantern of our acoustic guitarist and vocalist, “Tony Williams”.
Aside from the misrepresentation, the three shows we played in a row really brought a few things to light for me. We’ve yet to go on any sort of tour, but after playing three days in a row I can safely say that spending long car rides and playing show after show with these people is something I could really love. Makes me hope there is more of that to come.
Not only that, but for these past few shows I really felt as if everyone was on the same page for the first time, at least for a long time, and I think it really came through on stage. Everyone put themselves into every show and I think our sound was tighter than it’s ever been. For the first time we felt like a real band, not just your average local band. I’ve been lucky to have been thrown in the paths of such talented people and even luckier to call them some of my closest friends, and weekends like this remind me of that.