Last night was a landmark night for my all-girl band, Riveter, we practiced with a ... gasp! ... a boy.
We are lucky enough to have Laurena's uber-husband, Scott, fill in for us on the drums. Not only is Scott a kick-ass guitar player/singer/songwriter, he's a music teacher and knows more about music that I do about being OCD and pathetic. For the last 15 years or so, he's been leading up his country-rock band, Exit 42.
Plus he recorded our first CD and is working with us on our second CD as well. So he knows our music, how we play and — most importantly — how to hit those skins.
Oh, and he's got a sense of humor, too. Before we got started last night, he said, "Since we're an all-girl band, I vote that we practice topless."
Ha! Funny guy.
Last night was our first practice in a while and right now we're preparing for what is — in my opinion — our most important show ... we're opening for the Supersuckers!
I know I mentioned this before, but this is so huge for me. The Supersuckers are my very favorite band and getting to open for them is really a dream come true.
I'm sure I'll have much more to say about this show as it all consuming for me right now.
Check out this flier I made for the show:
Yeah, that's my band's name right there along with the Supersuckers! Woot!