Tuesday 25 September 2018

Not exactly a typical week.

Good morning and greetings from Marquette, MI.

Why am I in Marquette, MI you ask? Well, I just so happen to be on my honeymoon due to having gotten married last weekend to the lovely Jess Parvin, my partner and co-conspirator of the last 10 1/2 years. Why so long you ask? Well, I have no answer for that one...other than a mere oversight. But it's been officially remedied. Fixed. The knot has been tied and I couldn't be happier.
The signing of the license!

On the first leg of our trip we met up with Sims & Maggie from Harmonious Wail at their lovely cabin in the woods waaaay up in the U.P.. It's so far out there it was lucky we happened to see them parked at a local smoked trout stand on the way so we followed them. Otherwise, we'd still be looking for their place. On an important side note, Sims officiated our wedding! After that we attended a friends wedding in Copper Harbor which was beautiful. We did some hiking up rather large hills, sang songs, and paid $3.50 for a gallon of gasoline. That said I was given the opportunity to pump the gas from an old school pump with the rolling analog numbers beside two fire trucks with the lights on and a half dozen working fireman and a Sheriff's deputy. They were all there due to a gas spill that had just happened so the whole crew was out. They said a whole 2 gallons had inadvertently been spilled. Oh, the horror! 

Jess and Amy

On the other side of life, I'm getting ready to head to NERFA in November. That's the Northeastern Regional Folk Alliance in case you didn't know. I've been wanting to attend this conference for some time and this year I have a showcase so off we go. We're also wrapping the planning for the Spring 2019 UK/EU tour which will begin in mid March. We'll be announcing more fall dates soon so keep an eye out at www.joshharty.com and I'll also be posting more here.

Alright, I'd best get to work a little bit before we head out. Hope you're all keeping well, take care.

P.S. We also bought a house. So that's pretty cool. It's a fixer upper, but it's our fixer upper.