First I must give shout outs to Bekah, Amelia and Melissa for being the great people that they are. Seriously, thanks for all your selfless help today.
For those of you who missed my exciting night Saturday night via my Twitter, I will recap quickly. I missed the first NewSong date in Moline, IL because I had a show previously scheduled in Grand Rapids, MI. Well thanks to the devastating effects of Hurricane Ike, our flights IN AND OUT of Chicago were cancelled. Getting to Michigan was hard enough, but then we couldn't get out. I ended up renting a car, loading all my junk in it and high tailing it to Chicago at 5:30pm after only getting 4 hours of sleep the night before. Ike was dumping water in proverbial buckets and I wasn't going to make my flight in time, so i called Budget and told them I'm driving to Missouri. I headed south, stopped for Burger King and again later for a Large Gas Station Starbucks Coffee + Guarana. At 2am I arrived in St Louis and met the NewSong bus at 4:30, I was in bed by 5.
Francesca Battistelli is opening the night and evidently she's already had two songs play on The Hills as of tonight. Check her out: she's Miss Thing. My deal on this Tour provides with One Bunk on their bus which is incredibly generous. But unless Josh, Duffy and Scotty wanted to snuggle in my tiny bunk (see above) I wasn't able to bring my band. So some of NewSong's band, Rico, Mark and Jack are playing for me. And they're doing a bang up job. NewSong's set sounds incredible and Tony Nolan (my running partner!) shares his heart in way will make you say "God is Amazing!" Great people on this tour, I think I'm going to like it. Come out and see us: check my MySpace for dates.