Asheville to Johnson City

It’s morning time and we’re here at an Earthfare Cafe in Johnson City after not having slept much and getting ready to head to Chattanooga for our 6th show in 5 days.  We’re getting our fill of organic coffee, a delicious breakfast and the lovely mountains of Pisgah National Forest in view.

 

Kagey getting his hair cut by Christine (in her Honey Dewdrops t-shirt)

Kagey getting his hair cut by Christine (in her Honey Dewdrops t-shirt)

We spent most of the afternoon in Asheville yesterday with friends.  Kagey had been longing to get his hair cut and fortunately, Christine had some experience.  Lucky for us, we could barter for a haircut with a comfy, hand-printed, organic cotton t-shirt made by Tristan Benedict- Hall.

We headed out of West Asheville toward the beautiful mountains of Eastern Tennessee on I-26.  Gorgeous views, a low-traveled road, and some good tunes on the radio got us very quickly to Erwin, Tennessee to our lodging for the evening at Uncle Johnny’s Cabins.  We rented a small cabin- with no a/c for the night which is right down the road from Johnson City, where we played at the Acoustic Coffeehouse.

 

I-26 heading toward Erwin, TN

I-26 heading toward Erwin, TN

We arrived at the coffeehouse in gear to play!  A very nice man, Curt, helped with our sound which worked out great!  We played to a wonderful crowd of folks, some of whom we got to spend a little more time with as the evening went on and we finished our set.  

It was George’s birthday- his brother Ben (Navy man) and sister Sarah (Preschool teacher) came to visit along with friends Joe (firefighter), Isaac (English teacher), John (NIH man), and Kate (Editor) to help celebrate George’s 28th year on earth.  You know, dear reader, that we spent plenty of time with these kind folks to get out of them their day jobs and ambitions.  We were very happy to have a beer and time to relax as the next performer, Dustin Overbeek, took the stage.

 

Our new friends from left: Joe, Ben, Kate, George, Sarah, John & Isaac

Our new friends from left: Joe, Ben, Kate, George, Sarah, John & Isaac

 

 

We slept poorly at Uncle Johnny’s with no a/c.  We will be catching up on some much needed rest when we arrive in Chattanooga this afternoon.  We can’t wait to play Charles & Myrtle’s Coffeehouse tonight!  Until then, have a wonderful afternoon folks and we will talk with you tomorrow!

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One thought on “Asheville to Johnson City

  1. I’m impressed with your memory retention abilities! I can’t keep names straight for the life of me.

    Hope the rest of your tour goes as swimmingly as the first leg.

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