...be at the Blue Door tomorrow night for Travis Meadows.
Song writer supreme. Acoustic guitar, lyrics that resonate with life: joy & pain.
He's lived it, survived it.
Earnest, haunting voice that proves so.
Looking forward to tomorrow.
"a drunk that is learning to be a human being"
-from his web site
...my first visit to the Blue Door, and I was a little surprised it was little more than a small dumpy place.
Folding chairs in rows with an aisle down the center.
Intimate close quarters. ("Aren't yOU glad yOU use Dial, don't yOU wish everybody did?")
Estimate 75-85 people in attendance.
Meadows played for an hOUr and 40 minutes. Almost all his "First Cigarette" album.
His music was OUtstanding, even thOUgh I could sense he was tired. This was his last stop on this leg of his tOUr.
Got to visit with him a little afterwards. He signed my CD and I asked him about the somewhat bizarre cover.
He told me the woman in the robe & rabbit mask was his wife, 3 months before she was diagnosed with breast cancer.
And I asked him what's the 3-legged dog's name.
He told me his name "WAS" Larry and that he died about a month after the cover photo was taken.
He told me that album cover represented a lot of overcoming in his life.
I love the guy's music, and his life story.
Glad I took the time to see him play & sing.
We all have battlescars,
Maybe that makes us who we are.