NEXSW Tour 2023: Appomattox and Roanoke

Tour recap: June 30 - July 2

After a brief stint at home, we headed out on the second leg of the tour, and we had several new-to-us venues to hit. First stop: a Friday night gig in Appomattox, VA at the Loose Shoe Too brewery.

On Saturday afternoon, we were booked at Fables & Feathers winery, about a half hour east of Roanoke. It was freakishly hot outside and we were glad to play in the air-conditioned sunroom. There was a group of  young people there having a good ol' time, and several of the girls got up and danced. That's always fun!

The vines at Fables & Feathers vineyard

Young grapes destined to become wine!

Cool staircase - those are not real books though! Thankfully we did not have to load in this way.

If I had a dollar for every time Dacey photographed me tuning, I could buy myself a new instrument.
A lovely setting to play in! And comfy seating during breaks.

These girls liked to dance!

I did a solo rendition of "Landslide" on request

After the gig we checked in at our Airbnb, where we stayed two nights. We had a suite in part of the upstairs of a bigger house. Convenient to Roanoke and the two wineries we played that weekend, very comfy, and the free-roaming chickens were a bonus.

On Sunday afternoon, we played at Virginia Mountain Winery, about 45 minutes north of Roanoke. It was nice to see Bill H. there! We met Bill a few years ago at a fund-raising event where we were playing and he was photographing. We got to chatting, and found out that he is a Williams College alum like me! Small world. All that backstory and I don't even have a picture of him with us.

Mountain view from the aptly named Virginia Mountain Vineyards

Our setup on the patio. Ask me about the people who sat in those red chairs. Bill remembers!

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