From Durham Signals Midwest made their way further south to Charlotte, North Carolina. The night in Durham was the first of two times we stayed in a hotel and we spent the night celebrating Max's birthday that started at midnight by drinking beer and listening to ska.
After mini golf, we met up with co-founder of Tiny Engines, Chuck Daley and his family. Signals Midwest released At This Age through Tiny Engines and have released their previous two records with them as well. Signals Midwest resupplied themselves with more copies of their records to sell at shows and we went of to dinner before the show at Lunchbox Records.
Side note: Thank you Chuck and it was great to meet you.
It was a seven and a half hour drive to Louisville, Kentucky from Charlotte, North Carolina. The band hunkered down for the drive knowing it would be worth the time. About 30 minutes from the venue, Max's phone rang, bearing some frightening news.
That previous week, a very important person in the Louisville music scene passed away and the promoter of the evening suggested Signals Midwest to reroute the show because of his inability to attend and run things. The phone call worried everyone and hearts sank after such a long drive but Max sent a few messages out and the show continued on.
Athens, Ohio was a house show. It had be a few years since Signals Midwest had performed there last and they were very excited for the evening.