This was it. It was the tail end of the tour when we had just barely started; just barely gotten a pretty decent flow down to being on the road. The last three days were even better than the first. It was great to get to know the people I was traveling with even more than I had before. Inside jokes were made and conversations grew deep and full of meaning as drives suddenly grew longer.
It was honestly hard to say goodbye to my friends when it came to the end but with talk about the future, I couldn't help but get excited for what is to come.
If you would, after looking through the photos I'd hope you go check out and listen to these bands. I've even included a song by Signals Midwest on the blog so you have some tunes to listen to as you scroll through.
They're wonderful people and the small week of a tour will be something I always remember and treasure.
Here are all applicable links to the bands:
The Smith Street Band:
Above: While we were at the rest stop in Monroe, Michigan, we took the opportunity to take a few band press shots, Saturday, April 9, 2016.
Above: Signals Midwest at The Crofoot, in Pontiac, Michigan, Saturday, April 9, 2016.
Above: Loren Shumaker during the set at The Crofoot in Pontiac, Michigan, Saturday, April 9, 2016.
Above: Signals Midwest at Beat Kitchen, in Chicago, Illinois, Sunday, April 10, 2016.
Above: More photos from the post-show hangout party in Chicago, Illinois, Sunday, April 10, 2016.
Above: A few people took small tastes of the Habushu in Chicago, Illinois, Sunday, April 10, 2016.
Above: More photos from the evening in Chicago, Illinois, Sunday, April 10, 2016.
Above: Signals Midwest at The Nether Bar in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Monday, April 11, 2016.