What a night to remember! Truly one to put down in the books. After a good 4 hours of set-up, the work was over, and the fun began! Shawn Johnson kicked off the night with a killer solo-acoustic performance warming up the stage to a toasty 300 degrees. Then it was round 1 with my acoustic set performing the brand new album. After the acoustic set, Pride Through Strife came up and rocked out with their reggae-fused-rock and face-melting harmonies. For the finale of the night, it was the EB band and I rocking out our newer songs that are due to release later this summer. Along with the originals the night was not complete with some awesome jammin' covers such as Hot For Teacher, and Whole Lotta Love. To top it all off, this show landed on my father's birthday! Thank you so much to everyone who came out for this epic night! The turnout was amazing, and we sold out all of the CD's the first night!
Special thanks to:
- Dave Dion (For mixing, mastering, and the countless nights up until 3am getting sh*t done)
- Robert Berg (My father, mentor, and best friend)
- Justin Berg (For being my brother from another mother!)
- Marechu C. Berg (For the SICK photos and your persistent positive energy)
- Jason Weidman (For being the badass drummer and great friend that you are)
- Shawn Johnson (For your continued support throughout the years)
- Pride Through Strife (For the great times we've shared and your countless support)
- Tim Fetting at Boondocks (For giving us an awesome place to rock out to our fans)
- Everyone that came out to support my release party (Bart Ropers, Melissa Harrison, Fate Taylor, Mike Mahoney, Daveena Drowns, Stan Collins, Aaron Ricker, Amanda Loy, Asta Young, Ben Thurston, Craig Norman, Mark Bronson, Jim Kirchman, Aaron Biby, Talisa Suazo, Farah Naz, Big T and everyone else I didn't name.) Your support means the world to me!
Nothing says summer time like playing show at a pool party in your board shorts! Big shoutout to Mr. P Body for joining us on the drums for a song. Also a big shoutout to the group of guys who kept dropping $20s on the stage for us LOL. We played until the sun came down, and then we went down to Old Town Scottsdale to do a little promo for our big "Unplugged" album release show at Boondocks. Life is good! Thank you to all who came out to see us!
Had a great time hosting our 2nd Sunday Open Jam at Pranksters Too! You never know what's gonna happen on these nights and it's that unpredictability that makes this jam so special. From Steve Miller, to Jet. From Warpigs, to Hot For Teacher. It's always a pleasure having these top notch guys join the band and I. Special shout-out to Bart Ropers (Top Right) for doing "Rebel Yell!" Thank you for everyone that came down to listen, and jam out. This night couldn't be made possible without all of you.
- Also a special thank you my kick-ass front band (David Dion on bass, and Jason Wiedman on drums) for doing what you do best, every time!
Man, what an awesome night at Culinary Dropout's The Yard! The place is massive, the food is amazing, and the show was fantastic. Thank you to everyone who came and danced and sang along with us and stuck around until the last song. We'll be seeing you guys again on April 22nd!
We had a blast at McDowell Mountain Park! Starting the day off early, the band and I were off to Fountain Hills to play for The Cactus Cup Festival. The stage was a perfect set up, right next to the finish line so you could see all the bicyclists taking their last few strides to victory. After our set, Elvis Before Noon finished the morning off for another hour of music.
The day wasn't over yet. After we packed up and headed out, we headed over to Fountain Park for the kite festival they were throwing. Man, what an awesome place! They had this playground full of percussion instruments filled with xylophones and bells and plastic drums! After an impromptu jam sesh with the kids, we finished our lap around the lake and headed back home to get ready for the next gig later that evening.
Had a blast at Sozo Coffeehouse in Chandler. I'm always a huge fan of intimate settings such as this one, and Sozo really made me feel like I was jamming with the guys at home. Any more comfortable and I would've kicked off my shoes and switched into some plush pjs like I do in our late-night rehearsals. Towards the end, I broke strings on both of my guitars, but we kept on playing till closing time. Thanks for everyone that came for our intimate coffeehouse performance!