First I would like to apologize. Because of one thing leading to another we have not been able to post as much as we would have liked over the past two months. Hopefully that’s going to change. As many of you know, my wife and I travel around chasing music. We like to stay in our camper where ever we go whether it be a bar, rodeo, festival or whatever the venue might be.
Tonight on my trek to Challis, Idaho, I am in Denver at Globe Hall. Being in a very old residential neighborhood with not much parking I was afraid I was going to have a hard time finding somewhere to stay for the evening. Fortunately the bar manager, Devin, helped out and let me know that I could park in their lot after the bands buses got settled in if there was room or I could stay right where I was about 15 feet from the front door. Two pretty good options. I arrived early to find out that Cody Canada’s bus had broken down and they were still in transit trying to get here. I’m sure they will figure it out. The good news is they don’t have to be in Challis until Wednesday. Globe Hall is a small neighborhood bar in a Croatian neighborhood. The current owners turned it into a music venue approximately five years ago but kept it as it was which gives it a lot of character. It is located very close to Downtown Denver. Devin was very friendly and accommodating and served me some of the best pulled pork nachos I have ever tasted. All of the other patrons who had arrived early as well were very friendly and helped me learn a lot about the music scene in Denver. I met one fellow named Brooks who had just moved to Denver from Austin and was a a friend of Cody Canada’s. We stood on the sidewalk and talked for quite some time about all of the different bands, Many of them lived in or near his neighborhood in Austin. I guess my point here is, whenever you’re at a show talk to people. You never know what you’ll learn, or who you will meet. I met a total of four people that were native born Texans.
Update on tonight‘s show…as usual in this tight knit awesome genre of Texas/Oklahoma red dirt music, folks got together and went to Cody’s rescue, making sure he didn’t miss the show. He got there just in time to do the show and while I’m sure he was tired and frustrated he put on a fantastic show for the relatively small crowd. You can always count on Cody to make it happen. It is my understanding Cody has been playing at the Braun Brothers’ Reunion longer than any other band. He’s a huge part of the entire weekend and I always look forward to his show. Coincidentally, he and his wife Shannon‘s wedding anniversary is the same time as the Reunion making it even more fun for them I am sure. I will be posting more starting Wednesday or Thursday from the Reunion and I will send plenty of videos and pictures for you to enjoy. Hopefully y’all will be there next year as well. If any of you have attended the Brown brothers reunion leave us some comments about your experience. If y’all are ever at a show and see my camper in the parking lot, come say hi. I’d love to meet you! Hope to see y’all down the road.
“Don’t just go to a concert, make it an adventure!”