Arrive Knoxville Pilot Light 7-23-2008

Had to get up early in Bloomington – on the road at 8:00 in order to get to Morehead State College an hour east of Lexington for a workshop. A few hundred high school students in a summer program. Most of them played music, but not all. The workshop was largely an open rehearsal. We worked on a piece called “There Was” that I first wrote several years ago, but have not yet been able to get the kinks out. This was a good opportunity to work on the piece, I explained as we worked through the different sections, describing the way we were playing cells of different lengths to create overlapping parts. We answered questions and played two more pieces. Lots of the kids were enthusiastic afterwards ad came up to the stage to ask us questions. We had lunch at a taqueria in Morehead and then took a break in a city park for an hour before heading down to Knoxville and the Pilot Light. It was a low turnout there – an inauspicious beginning to the tour to have two slow nights in a row. But, we were able to work on music before the show and once again we stayed with very generous people, this time Van and Margaret Walker, so this night was definitely worthwhile.

Arrive is the quartet of Aram Shelton, Jason Adasiewicz, Jason Roebke, and Tim Daisy. They are on tour from July 21st to August 6th.