Winston-Salem & Raleigh, NC

It seems that the sole mission of this tour has turned into avoiding snow. After leaving New Jersey there was a new blizzard rolling through Washington DC and Virginia. We left early to beat this disaster. When we hit DC there was still snow on the highway from 3 days earlier; and a ton more on the way.

Luckily we were heading to North Carolina where we would be safe from the storm. We headed to The Garage in Winston-Salem, not before getting a home cooked meal from my hometown friend Lia, who now lives in NC. We hit the garage on last tour and had a great time. This night was extra special because it was their regular open mic night, but they invited us to perform as a featured guest. Coming up playing music, we've all done a bunch of open mic nights, but over that past few years we rarely get to one anymore. It's really refreshing to see musicians performing purely for the love of music and no other reason; and being involved in the night made it that much better.

theWANDAS at The Black Flower - Raleigh, NC - Credit: Lisa Quinn

After Winston-Salem, we made our way to Raleigh, NC; a new destination for us. Leading up to the show we had heard great things about the venue; The Black Flower. The club is very active in the music scene and welcomes touring acts from around the country. We played with Shawn Fisher and the Jukebox gypsies - an awesome band from Jacksonville, FL who coincidentally are managed by the owner of Jackrabbits, our favorite Jacksonville venue; small world.

Next stop Snug Harbor in Charlotte, NC. See Ya'll there!