The Whiskey Daredevils successfully kicked off "Daredevils Mach IV" last weekend as Sugar stepped up and played great. Mary Huff from SCOTS helped calm Sugar's pre-show Milwaukee jitters with the promise of a prayer, but in retrospect a late found Xanex would have been even better. The stop to visit "The Bronze Fonz" statue was all gravy afterwards. The next day brought a visit to the high calorie oasis of The Cheese Castle on the way to Chicago. Gary may still be bound up from the cheese curds. The highlight of Chicago was not the show itself (where the band continued a long tradition of alienating potential Windy City fans), nor even the surprise appearance of members of Th' Legendary Shack Shakers. No, the highlight was when Greg claimed to literally run into the actor that plays "Stanley" from the NBC sitcom "The Office".
Columbus was a great time as old friends Th' Flyin' Saucers set up a great show at The Shrunken Head. A cool little spot, this is definitely a place Columbus has needed for a long time. The band played its best show of the long weekend, and even guested in on the Saucers set. Sugar played "Doghouse Dan's" upright bass so long, there was a question if he was ever coming back. The Saucers even learned the Cowslinger standard "West Virginia Dog Track Boogie" and had Greg sing it. Too bad he blew the second verse!
The next few weeks are all about teaching Sugar even more songs from the Daredevil catalogue with special attention to the material on new CD "The Whiskey Daredevils". The CD is mixed, and is getting ready to be mastered. Will Ruocco has designed yet another great cover. It is all coming together exactly as we have foreseen. Look for the rest of the Summer schedule to come together this week. If ya want us to come see ya, send us an email and let us know!
Daredevils Enjoy Midwestern Delights