BS&T @ THE BLUE NOTE HAWAII FINALE
It's been fun Honolulu Hawaii!! BS&T promised we would leave the Island in the same condition as when we arrived... Mission Accomplished! After 4 nights at The Blue Note we are finding it hard to leave this beautiful paradise and get back home to the main land. But after 5 weeks away from home I think Caroline and the kids might even miss the old man a little bit. So we say Aloha, Ma halo, A Hui Kaua.
I left our friends at The Blue Note a gift to remember me by. I wore this hat the entire time I was on the beach and sight seeing on the Island and I thought it would make a nice offering of good will and appreciation to this amazing venue and its staff here in Honolulu. We were well taken care of and from what I've heard the locals thought we were a hit and would love to have us back again next year as well. You won't have to twist my arm to get me back folks!!
I wanted to give a shout out to the BS&T Crew who were with us throughout the past 5 weeks on the road. They show up before we do, set our gear up, put up with us throughout the day, work during the show, then pack everything up and are the last to leave once we are already back in our hotel room getting ready for bed. Dustin our monitor guru, Smick front of house, Kev (little Smick) stage tech, have all worked extremely hard to make this run a success and the BS&T Brotherhood is very grateful for everything they do for us.
Also Beth (Dustin's Wife) joined us in Hawaii and ran the light show so we always looked our best and on top of our game. I hung out with Dustin & Beth a lot this trip and we became close friends over this short time in paradise. Thanks for letting me cramp your style you two love birds, and thanks for dinner at the Cheesecake Factory last night to close out this run.
We were never "BOARD" while here on the Island, I was honored to be asked to sign the "HEADLINER BOARD" that The Blue Note keeps in the dressing room. There are some very big names who've put their John Hancock on this sucker folks and I am proud to have added my name to the bunch. A HUI HO! Till we meet again.
Our MVP for last nights show is our Music Director Brad Mason. He plays trumpet and babysits a group of full grown men who are out on the road jamming together and having fun. Brad is one of the best MD's I've had the pleasure to work with and is a wonderful spirit as well as one awesome horn player too! Thanks for all you do Brad, we're all very glad to have you at the helm sir.
It was hard to stay focused on work when your work is having fun every night of the week. The hospitality shown by the staff and crew at The Blue Note was unmatched on this 5 week run. I really hope we do get the chance to com back again and perform here at this cool venue and enjoy the culture of this wonderful Island and it's hospitable community. We will never forget how well you all treated BS&T and are ready to jam when we get the call.
And so we take a bow and head back to the mainland for 2 days off, then it's off to South Carolina, then Walt Disney in Orlando for 3 days of shows. I better rest up because Caroline and the kids are already there and tearing up the park today while the old man is making his way back to ATL. It was fun Hawaii!!
ALOHA, MA HALO, A HUI KAUA!!