The past month was a great time for our band. We started in Nashville playing back to back days at Riverfront Park. Other than the intense heat, these were a blast. Nashville shows always seem to pack extra punch. Most of the guys in the band went a day early to see U2 play at Vanderbilt Stadium, making the weekend even better. After we played an extra patriotic set on Sunday, a massive firework display went off behind us. We’re inspired to add more pyrotechnics from this point forward. For the Fourth of July show, we were glad to watch Darius Rucker after our set.
Later in the month we took a trip to Johnson City, Charlotte, and Chapel Hill. Johnson City has been a staple of our schedule for years now. Some of our best fans live there. Charlotte has grown into something really special for us now too. This show had an electric atmosphere – the room was filled with fans, our energy was high, and we left it all on the stage. The best part of Charlotte though, comes from our permanent stop at the Hicks Family Bed and Breakfast. The Guvs love the Hicks Family. It was our first time playing in Chapel Hill. Despite school being out of session, we had a rowdy crowd that made the night fun. Definitely looking forward to returning to Chapel Hill.
We closed the month in grand fashion playing in Chattanooga and Macon. As my place of birth (and Justin’s too), Chattanooga is an important place to our band. Nearly 500 people packed out the venue. This was probably my favorite show of the summer. People were going crazy, the sound was dialed in, and we got to play with our good friends of The Delta Saints. The Saints joined us the next day in Macon at the Cox Capitol Theater for Bragg Jam. Playing in a crowded theater is pretty tough to beat. This was another stand out show for sure. July was awesome. Guvs for life.