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On the Road (Again) with Peat Rains from You Bred Raptors?: Part 4
On the Road with Peat Rains

On the Road (Again) with Peat Rains from You Bred Raptors?: Part 4

Peat Rains returns with the fourth installment of his tour diary with You Bred Raptors? In this column, he covers their stops in Tennessee, Kentucky, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania.

How to Stay Healthy When Touring
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How to Stay Healthy When Touring

Damian Erskine lost 72 pounds since the beginning of the year, and he did it over a time of lots of touring. A reader noticed and asked Damian to cover “How to Stay Healthy When Touring” in this new “Ask” column.

On the Road (Again) with Peat Rains from You Bred Raptors?: Part 3
On the Road with Peat Rains

On the Road (Again) with Peat Rains from You Bred Raptors?: Part 3

Peat Rains is back with the 3rd installment of his tour diary with You Bred Raptors? In this column, he covers their stops in Austin, Texas, Monterrey, Mexico, Houston, Texas, and New Orleans, Louisiana.

On the Road (Again) with Peat Rains from You Bred Raptors?: Part 2
On the Road with Peat Rains

On the Road (Again) with Peat Rains from You Bred Raptors?: Part 2

Peat Rains is on the road (again) with You Bred Raptors? Here is Part 2 of his 2019 road diary series.

On the Road (Again) with Peat Rains from You Bred Raptors?: Part 1
On the Road with Peat Rains

On the Road (Again) with Peat Rains from You Bred Raptors?: Part 1

Peat Rains is on tour again with You Bred Raptors?, and he’s back with a brand-new tour diary series. Here’s part 1 of the 2019 series, with Peat sharing stories from the road.

On the Road with Peat Rains from You Bred Raptors?: Part 4
On the Road with Peat Rains

On the Road with Peat Rains from You Bred Raptors?: Part 4

Part 4 – Tallahassee/Atlanta/Chattanooga/Charlotte/Louisa Tallahassee, FL – The Wilbury Our original tour routing didn’t include Florida. But like the songs we play, the original concept greatly varies from the final product. We had heard so many mixed reports of touring in Mississippi and Alabama from other musicians, as well as some close comedian friends. Half of them said to skip...

On the Road with Peat Rains from You Bred Raptors?: Part 3
On the Road with Peat Rains

On the Road with Peat Rains from You Bred Raptors?: Part 3

Part 3 – Fort Worth / Denton / Austin / Houston / New Orleans Fort Worth / Denton, TX – Shipping & Receiving / Gatsby’s Mansion We were zero for three after our last solid anchor date on this tour. As feared, the Midwest was predictably financially draining for us. While we made some solid fans and had a good...

On the Road with Peat Rains from You Bred Raptors?: Part 2
On the Road with Peat Rains

On the Road with Peat Rains from You Bred Raptors?: Part 2

Part 2 – Windsor/ Holland / Lafayette / Des Moines / Lawrence / Fayetteville Windsor, ON – Phog Lounge: We’re en route to Windsor, Ontario today and it’s storming out. I feel nestled in my cocoon in the backseat listening to chiptune music on the speakers (driver’s choice for this leg). The rain slapping the windshield, occasionally accented by thunder...

On the Road with Peat Rains from You Bred Raptors?: Part 1
On the Road with Peat Rains

On the Road with Peat Rains from You Bred Raptors?: Part 1

Part 1 – Boston/Burlington/Montreal/Toronto Introduction: We’re currently trudging along Queen Elizabeth Highway in Ontario, Canada. It’s a long stretch of nothingness road flanked by featureless forests and rest stops with Tim Horton’s menus in French. It will be a long haul from Montreal to Toronto today. It’s Day Four of a twenty city tour throughout Canada and the United States....

Travel Tips for Bass Players
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Travel Tips for Bass Players

Q: I am going on my first tour with a band. Do you have any travel tips? Any travel tips relating to driving or flying tours would be appreciated! A: I most certainly do, as I’m sure readers of this column do as well. In no particular order, here are some things that come to mind: Flying Checking your bass...