Hello all! I just wanted to let you know how my week has gone and about the things I’ve gotten to do.
First off, I’d like to welcome Jordan Pruitt to the tour! I talked to her and she’s a really nice girl. She’s really talented too. So even though I miss KSM . I’m looking forward to having Jordan with us now! So I hope you guys enjoy her set. And also, I just wanted to say welcome to Jordan!
All right, so the shows that we’ve had since my last update have been in Kansas City, Chicago, and Cincinnati. They’ve all been awesome! Today we’re in Cleveland. Something exciting about this week is we had Kendra’s family around! We had 2 days off while they were here, so we decided to take the time and visit some historical church sites that were in the areas of Independence, Liberty, and Far West Missouri. They were all in the Kansas City area. It’s really interesting learning about the history and challenges people had to face back then, and admirable to see the courage they had when they faced them. On our other day off, we were going to Chicago but took a detour to a little historical town called Nauvoo. I loved it! All the people there were just really nice, and they had a pageant (which is another way of saying a play I guess haha) which was really neat. If you ever happen to be in the area for some reason lol, I really recommend you check it out. But it was fun spending time with Kendra’s family and going to see the sites!
After Nauvoo, Kendra’s family left, but we actually had another day off yesterday and went to another little historical town called Kirtland here in Ohio. Had another great day there! haha. I’ve heard a lot about these places since they have a lot of history with my church and beliefs, and I honestly was never that interested in going to visit them before. I just thought ok… I know a lot of stuff happened there but it’s old. But this year we decided to go since they just so happened to all be near cities we had days off in. Isn’t that ironic? lol. But wow…. I had such an awesome time. I just gained a totally new perspective of what people really had to go through in their lives so I could have what I have in my life today. It’s good to learn about our history, and see what has helped get us where we are and make us who we are today. I just have to say thanks to them for everything. You can always read stuff and say yeah ok sure I know about it already. But there’s a big difference in actually being there where it happened and feel the atmosphere of it all. You also learn in a way you could never learn by just reading. I know I don’t usually mention that kind of stuff… but it’s what I did this week, and I can’t help but show how much I appreciate and respect what they’ve done. You’d really have to go to the places to understand, and see what they were like. But anyway, this has just been a really great week .
Ok, tomorrow is a solo show in Pittsburgh! I haven’t done a headlining show since the first show in Del Mar, but yeah I’m on tour with Demi now so that’s the reason why haha. But it should be fun! The scary thing is since we’ve been on tour, we haven’t had a whole lot of rehearsal time – Even though we did get to go through the longer set with the newer band members in Del Mar. But I’m excited! Pittsburgh is a great city. I remember when Jason Castro and I hung out during our day off there. I made a video blog that night about it too haha. Hold on let me see if I can find it…
I haven’t seen it since the day I uploaded it, and I don’t plan on watching it now either lol. But wow that was just about a year ago! Crazy how much can happen in a year. But anyway there it is if you wanted to see what I did on my last day off hanging out in PIttsburgh. So it should be fun! Let me know if you’re coming to the show or any of the other solo shows! But hey I think I have to go to soundcheck now… So I’ll talk to you guys later!
Song for the day: Blow Away – A Fine Frenzy Kinda random I know but it’s always in my head haha. Needed to get it out.