We are only halfway into March and it seems I'm already trying to kill the band. This past week was even tough on my young body. But what a brilliant week it was. After a First Friday at Dills Tavern, we played for Homewood at Plum Creek. We always enjoy both of these gigs so much. And they served as a good warm up for what followed.
We had a fantastic crowd at Simpson Library in Mechanicsburg Wednesday, then joined some great friends from Bedford, Everett and Chambersburg for a lovely Irish supper before invading Roy Pitz Brewing Company to play a few hours. Next day we went to Winchester to kick off their annual, week-long, St Paddy's Festival. We had just a few minutes to catch our friends the band Lilt playing before heading to Hauser Estate Winery for their annual 'pre-St Paddy's Day party'. I slept that night like a baby that night but was rudely awaken by the alarm...one hour early thank to the time change. I met Mike & Chuck at the Shamrock to play 12:30-7:30 for our first of three Sunday double gigs in March at this fine restaurant. Halfway through I felt the week slowly beginning to catch up to me. But alas Monday came and the band was off.
If you follow ATP to gigs serving food, you will never be let down because somehow, we only play at the best pubs and restaurants in the region. And now we have the Gourmet Street Food truck VanGO following us around. They'll be serving food at the Irish Happy Hour at The Capitol Theatre Friday, and also at the Dills Celtic Festival April 14th. No wonder we're having no luck keeping the weight down.
So coming up we have a private show at SpiriTrust Lutheran in York Tuesday, a corporate gig fro Captify in Manhatten Wednesday, an Irish ceilidh for Nora Roberts, author, at Inn Boonsboro, the Irish Happy Hour at the Capitol Theatre Friday followed by a late night show at the Garryowen in Gettysburg. Then on to Annie Bailey's Irish Pub in Lancaster before St. Paddy's night at Riptide by the Bay at Fells Point. And we're back to a double gig at The Shamrock.
A special thanks to Marilyn Dolly and Emily Warren who continue to make the band look good and dazzle the crowds with their talent.
We love this schedule, except when it hurts. And we love meeting so many amazing new friends and seeing so many fans and old friends who follow us from gig -to-gig. You are why we keep doing this. You are simply amazing and we love you all. You have helped create this amazing wave we've been riding and continue to inspire us to take this show as far as we can. Thank you!
ps: we have about half the tracks recorded for our next CD, yet to be named. We are hoping for an Autumn release, but who knows.