Well, hello there! We haven't blogged in over a month! That goes to show how busy our Summer has been... which is great! So, what have we been up to? We've been playing around 2 gigs a week -- sometimes more, sometimes less. We played at the Rockford City Market at the beginning of Summer, which is always a TON of fun. Dinner on the Dock (at the Prairie Street Brewhouse) was our second big show in June... we had to be moved inside, though, due to rain, which was kind of a bummer, but still a good time. We've been at Franchesco's Ristorante once a month, and we were back in Galena at The Grape Escape (and even had some Rockford fans come out, too!). We've played a couple times on the street corner in front of Salvaged By Sonya, basking in the heat and the heavy foot traffic due to the City Market in Downtown Rockford. We were invited to play twice out at Noonan's, the amazing restaurant located at Rockford's highly ranked Aldeen Golf Course. We had a great show and BEAUTIFUL weather at "Tunes on the Terrace" at Rockford gorgeous Nicholas Conservatory on the Rock River. Just last week we played for the first time together at Pearl Bistro on the Northeast side of Rockford (if you haven't been there, you MUST go!). And finally, we even got to play a house show for a really fun pool party for the 2nd year in a row!
Another big part of our Summer was distributing merchandise that people "won" during our album campaign! A few people were cool enough to send us photos of what they got from us!
A couple of our goals this Winter is to completely revamp our set list (new covers!), and to also write some new original material. We feel very blessed with how our first year has gone (oh yeah, we celebrated one year of being a duo in June!), and are very excited and hopeful for the future. Thank you, thank you, thank you, from the bottom of our hearts if you've supported us through coming to shows, buying our music, sharing us with your friends, or simply keeping up with us on here! Every little bit of it means more than you know.
-Jesse and Heather