Our Indiana shows have been really awesome, and we’ve been having a seriously wonderful time getting to relax a little during the days (and nights) by staying with our friends Josh & Sarah. Just the knowledge that we have a warm bed to come back to after a show takes so much stress off of the performance.
On Friday, January 17, we had our second Indiana show in Valparaiso at Front Porch Music. The venue’s a shop that sells instruments and offers lessons, but in the basement they have a cozy and intimate performance area with tables and a small coffee/snack bar. They’ve been going since the early 90s and have hosted some fairly major acts.
It’s been ridiculously snowy and cold in this corner of Indiana, so shows have been sparsely attended for the most part, but they’ve been really good at the same time. Plus, I’ve personally been really enjoying the paintings recently.
On Saturday, January 18 Josh & Sarah hosted a house show for us here in Chesterton. A good amount of their friends came out and filled up the small living room nicely to make it feel full. Plus we just had a great time meeting and talking with people.
Sarah had been in a bidding war over the painting with a girl named Mary, and Sarah ended up winning it. But after hearing Mary’s story about a personal connection she had with a rabbit that largely changed her life path, Sarah decided to let Mary have it for her highest bid.
On Sunday, January 19 Josh had us play a show at the church he pastors at, Duneland Community Church, as a part of the youth group in the afternoon. Eric dove really deeply into the back stories behind the songs off the new Pocket Vinyl album, Death Anxiety, and Josh had us do a question & answer time after the show too. That was a pretty interesting show, plus the crowd was pretty large (although we performed during the youth group time the event was open to anyone in the church.)