With this being the last week of The Outlaw Roadshow Summer Tour (*two dates remain), I have to look back at this Summer as one of the most exciting periods of my life. I helped select tour openers, bands I know and love - fresh, exciting acts who have played one or more of my small stage festival shows. And these fresh faces have been plugged in as campaign support for multi-platinum recording artists Counting Crows - on a national tour that bears the name I created. Whew! And while I haven't seen nearly as many shows as I would like, the experiences I have had have been invaluable. This is excitement personified!
I've seen the small acts I've praised for their abilities and potential get shared before live audiences numbering in the thousands. And Counting Crows, for the uninitiated - are truly remarkable: both as musicians and as human beings. I do not believe there are many better live bands in America today. The same can be said for their crew.
This was one of the best summers of my life. I'm a kid again and the world is my oyster... There are only two dates to The Outlaw Roadshow Summer Tour left - no one can change that, but so much more lies ahead for The Outlaw [ web / facebook ] , for Counting Crows and for Ryan's Smashing Life. And I promise that I will be here to tell you all about it.
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Best of 2012: Counting Crows - The Album Review
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