It did get below 0° with a wind chill in the -20° area. It was windy and snowy. Driving conditions were really unsafe but I still adventured in with the van to mix an Elvis tribute act. The main route was closed down, it’s called the Skyway and it rises really high as it approaches Buffalo. It was too windy, snowy, and icy for traffic. The detour took me well out of my way and in those conditions, was truly a foolish idea to even go.
I finally made it to the club after an hour and a half. As one might expect, no one attended the show. Typically this club is packed since only the most polished acts ever get booked there. Even this Elvis tribute band was really tight and draws a big crowd twice a year here. This leg of the tour was taking them through NY with stops along the way to Brooklyn. The band is called The Lustre Kings. From what I’ve been told, they used to be a huge draw and toured the country heavily. These days they’re older, play fewer shows, but are a great rock-a-billy band no matter. I’m just really into that genre. The highlight for me was hearing the bass player, named “Chops.” A fitting name since he had side burns and could smack on that upright like a champ. He was smaller in stature but handled that bass like it was his rag doll. He really had chops and lit it up all night like the place was filled with a screaming crowd.
Today the Great Lakes weather system takes us on a typical roller coaster ride as temperatures now have jumped into the 50°’s. It’s been raining all night and day, snow is melting, and it’s flooding everywhere. My home and studio are located very close to the lake and the whole area is filling with water. Nothing dangerous, just annoying. The pump is working overtime under the house.
This evening I’m back in to the club to mix another couple bands. Tonight it’s country rock and country. Another couple genres I’m really not fond of. Mixing music I don’t care for is still better than not mixing at all. No matter what the act, I love what I do.