Tuesday, March 11th, 2014 9:56 PM
RM Tour Diary #232: Southwest is for Music Lovers
Special announcement, there will be a feature article in The Boston Globe this Friday (3/14) on Red Molly. Look for us!
We've had a truly wonderful time here in the Southwest. All shows were sold out on the second leg of our tour, with rowdy crowds every day of the week! Wednesday in Flagstaff we were greeted by a giant spread in the Flagstaff Live! and got a chance to hang out with our good pal JJ Jones from Girlyman and Po Girl. The Coconino Center for the Arts does a great job with sound, we loved this place!
Thursday we drove through gorgeous Sedona down to Cottonwood, AZ. Old Town Center for the Arts is a lovely venue and the light show/slide show portion of their concerts is particularly fancy. Thanks to the Eatons for creating such a great space for live music! Friday night we played at the Pinos Altos Opera House; a funky, beautiful old theater just north of Silver CIty, NM. We were hoping for some gold nuggets in our bucket but no such luck! But we did get some great hugs out of the deal. :)
Saturday night we discovered another delicious southwest restaurant- Flying Start Cafe. This and Picazzo's Pizza Kitchen were the surprise discoveries of the tour with so many fresh veggies in every dish! We wish we could open one or both of these restaurants in Jersey City. Music in Corrales is a music series held in a beautiful old Adobe Church. The sound was beautiful and it was a lovely way to end our tour - thanks to Judith at the Sandhill Crane for a wonderful overnight!
We'll miss our silly antics with Robby Hecht- who traveled with us opening shows for the entire Southwest tour. His songwriting slays us and what a gem of a guy he is! Check it: robbyhecht.com
Thanks and see you next weekend with Mark Erelli in Maine and Massachusetts!
Molly, Abbie & Laurie