I just returned from playing an acoustic tour on the east coast. The weather was super cold but thanks to all the fans that braved the cold with us, our hearts were warm and the gigs went great. Being since this was a special acoustic tour, I did a lot of songs that I never do with the band. Songs like Horror Show, Anastasia, Mutiny, and Noa Noa. I was also able to tell a bunch of my rock n roll stories on stage (which I love doing) and the crowd seemed to really enjoy them.
The “Storyteller” Tour took Robert Berry and I all over the east coast. Being on the road with Robert was a real pleasure and I couldn’t have done it without him. His guitar playing, piano playing, and vocal harmonies really added a lot to the show. We started the tour going from Athens, Georgia (for the title game) to Atlanta, then up to New York City where we played BB King’s Blues Club on Time Square, then on to Danbury, Connecticut, next up to Norfolk, Connecticut where we played the same theater Mark Twain once played, and on to Pawling, New York, where we played at Daryl’s Place, then down to Asbury Park, New Jersey. In Asbury Park we played a place called McCloons, then after that we walked up the Boardwalk to the Paramount Theater where a big charity concert was going on. At the theater we played with the house band, which, believe it or not, featured a huge 15-piece horn section. 15 horns! Saxophones, trumpets, trombones, you name it. Holy cow! We did “big band” arrangements of The Breakup Song and Rendezvous. It was mind-boggling. That was a first for me!
I want to thank all the fans that came out to see us. It was great fun playing for you. This tour went so well, that I wouldn’t be surprised if we did it again soon. If you get a chance to see one of these special “Storyteller” show, please do. It’s not anything like seeing the Greg Kihn band. It’s really… different. You won’t be disappointed.