Tess Wiley and I go so far back, we were just mere babes. Almost. Well, High School. That is pretty old-school. She now lives in Germany with her family and I haven’t seen her since Rebekah & Steve’s wedding in 2007! Imagine my glee when she emailed out of the blue about her US Tour.
Tess and Jason were touring the East coast and I was more than happy to play host. They started their Rochester gigs at my favorite bar for music, Abilene, for a very intimate show. Afterward, I invited a few friends over for a post-show hangout and it turned into one of the best nights I’ve had in about a year. Music, candles, wine and friends… all night long.
The next evening, Tess and Jason played a house party and it was awesome to see multiple shelves on the wall holding wedding photos from several generations! A great reminder of what I do…. provide heirlooms. The evening was mellow and Tess told a lot of funny stories. At some point, everyone talked her into singing in German….
Tess and Jason, it was a pleasure seeing you and hearing your beautiful music. Please come back through Upstate NY anytime. You always have a place to crash.