Thursday, March 29, 2012

March 23-24: BIG/BIG Show and The BIG River Cleanup in Asheville!

3-29-12 - Live Bar (Greenville, NC)
3-31-12 - T-Dawg's Backporch Hootenanny (Lafayette, GA)

Greetings, all you Big Bus Lovin' Daddios!

Last weekend seemed shorter, with only two nights of shows, but in between we got together with some fans and did the river cleanup.

Friday, March 23: Burlington, NC.   The BIG/BIG Show

We really love playing Fat Frogg in Burlington, NC, near Elon College. We knew it was spring break for the college, so we had no idea what kind of crowd to expect; but we had our biggest turnout there yet! It is the hometown of our good friends Big Something, so of course there were some cross-band jams.  You can listen to the show HERE!

Casey from Big Something playing Big Country with us.   He killed it!

Joey on stage with Big Something.

Our intrepid photographer Jenny Viars got a great shot of the band!

Saturday, March 24: Asheville, NC

We had to head out early Saturday morning for Asheville, so we could help out with the Love Bus River Cleanup at the Swannanoa River. A couple of student groups got a head start that morning, so Eric from Asheville Greenworks led us to the section we would be working in. It was too cold to be down in the actual river, but there was plenty of work to be done on the banks and along the road. It was amazing how much trash and recyclables we picked up. All total, 49 volunteers collected 62 full bags of trash and recycling along a 4-mile stretch of the Swannanoa River. We're looking forward to making this an annual event that will grow every year!  Extra special thanks to the two people who keep The Love Bus going, Jenny Viars and Stacy Jones. 

Give us weapons and we will battle

River Clean Up ROCKS!!

The wheels on the bus go 'round and 'round

This pic shows our FANS OF THE WEEK 
With organizer Eric Bradford

Joey and I found our way to an old campsite on the river bank.  We managed to pull out several bags of trash and even a tent that was full of trash and was just rotting.  After taking a picture of our huge trash score we realized that it was probably once the home of the ghost that has been following us lately.  

Our sparta friends Beth and Marcus Edwards were kind enough to let us go to their beautiful home to shower and hang out before the gig. Thanks, Beth and Marcus! This is the gorgeous view from their back deck:

Our show at Jack of the Wood drew our best Asheville crowd yet! Someone even told me he was visiting from out of town and was told the BDL show was THE place to be that night. We always love hearing stuff like that! My friend Aaron Burdett opened up for us.  I've known Aaron from our Boone days and he's one of the best songwriters around.  I encourage you to keep up with him here. 

Aaron Burdett

We also continued the Love Bus events and had a raffle benefiting Asheville GreenWorks, which raised about $50. Thanks, everyone!

Thanks everyone and we'll see you soon!

Brian and Big Daddy Love
Lonesome Banjo Chronicles

We would LOVE for you to help us out with the street team activities. If you'd like to help promote an upcoming show, email and we will set you up with everything you need. We've got great e-flyers, widgets, and other tools you can use to help promote online, so if you've got Internet access, you can help! If you want to hang up posters, hand out flyers, and talk to real people, feel free to print up the digital posters. And of course, we'd also love your help over at the merch booth! Check out the list of places we could use help spreading the love.

3-29-12 - Live Bar (Greenville, NC)
4-6-12 - Jake's Bar & Grill (Columbia, SC)
4-7-12 - Bucked Up Super Saloon (Kernersville, NC)
4-13-12 - Murphy's Saloon (Boone, NC)
4-14-12 - Bathtub Gin (Mooresville, NC)
4-20-12 - The Backstreet Pub (Beaufort, NC)
4-21-12 - The Camel (Richmond, VA)
4-25-12 - Loveless Cafe (Nashville, TN)
4-27-12 - Ten O One (Winston-Salem, NC)

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