I got home Tuesday night. This tour that I just finished, was suppose to be a Northern Tour. I didn’t make it as far north as I wanted to and just like like in Jazz music, I did a lot of improvising on this tour. Fortunately, my brother and his wife gave me some help with some towns nearby Dandridge, and those were great stops. Of course, my brother-in-law, Ed was helpful to me over the phone, when I left. I was able to make some connections and meet some wonderful people I never would have met if I didn’t go there. It was the same with the towns I did plan to visit when I went to as far as Harrisonburg. I find the small towns genuinely appreciate having a busker there because it is not quite as common as it is in the bigger cities. I also found, the saxophone is not a common busking instrument, even though there are three in Savannah. I heard a lot of comments/compliments, even in the bigger cities, about how nice it was to hear something other than a guitar.
I really enjoy going to these other cities and seeing different parts of the country, I would not normally see. Meeting the people who live in these cities and towns is such a pleasure. Usually, I just pass through them on the highway and never know anything about them. Now that I have done two tours, it was given me a serious case of wanderlust. I love being in Savannah and playing there every night in Reynolds Square or maybe Johnson Square. I get to meet people from all over the world doing that. It seems I get to have the best of both, between being in Savannah and traveling the country.
I am planning another tour in November to include 5-6 cities in Florida. I will only be out for a week to ten days. I know people in Florida and it will be nice to see them again. It could be a little longer depending how well it goes. I know I am looking forward to being in Jacksonville again.
I want to thank you everyone who has taken the time to read and follow along on my journey. I still look forward to meeting as many of you as I can when I am out on the road, or if you should ever come to Savannah!