Get your kicks (on Route 66): DUCHESS on the road
By Hilary Gardner
Any musician will tell you that life on the road can be a rough haul. We’re talking about sub-par food, crazy-early mornings, and a whole lot of togetherness with your bandmates, which can all make for tired and cranky campers. Unless, of course, the tour is along Route 66 with DUCHESSand Cow Bop. In that case, we’re talking about excellent food, the loveliest hostess and accommodations in all of Oklahoma, and some of the swingingest music on either side of the Mississippi.
Yup, Amy, Melissa, and I have just returned from a whirlwind jaunt along historic Route 66, where we opened for (and were accompanied by!) the inimitable Cow Bop. We performed for big-hearted, wonderful audiences in some fantastic venues: the gorgeous 1920s-era Coleman Theatre, followed by a show at Oklahoma City’s down-home, hipper-than-hip club, the Blue Door. We closed our our run with two back-to-back shows at the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame in Tulsa. Along the way, we ate copious helpings of chips and guacamole, drank more than a few beers, and had more fun than even we could have predicted…
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