Home For The Holidays
Well, Rita and I rolled into Orlando a week ago on Sunday, officially coming to the end of The RV Project Tour 2011! Some preliminary numbers for you: we traveled to or through 28 states including Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, District of Columbia, Ohio, New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Indiana, Illinois, Texas, Oklahoma, Florida, New Jersey, California, Arizona, New Mexico, Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, Missouri, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Connecticut, Kentucky and Arkansas! From California to New York, we criss-crossed the United States, racking up 17,599 miles and performing on 60 different days at various festivals, house concerts, churches, pubs, clubs and coffee houses. Though we hit a few mechanical snags along the way (most notably, alternator troubles in Pennsylvania and New York, air conditioning issues in Tennessee and a sort of benign incident with a tire), Rita, the '91 Winnebago Warrior with the heart of gold, sallied forth into both boiling deserts and freezing mountains with great determination and never once failed to get me to the show on time. I feel very confident that Rita will be around for another round of touring in 2012. I wish to thank Folkcraft Instruments for their official endorsement and support of this tour. Thanks also to V-Picks, for making the best dulcimer pick ever - and General Case, for helping to protect my Folkcraft dulcimers while on the road.