Monday, January 29, 2007

turn out the lights

The party's over.


Last night, I played a show at New City Cafe with Greg Adkins and Haley Dykes. We did a kind of "Writers in the Round" thing. We all stayed on stage the whole time, taking turns, playing one song at a time. I have never played a show like that before and had an absolute blast.

It was surreal, however. Because after our show, the doors of New City Cafe closed...for the last time.

The cafe has been such a big part of my life and the lives of so many musicians here in Knoxville, that the thought of it being closed is incredibly strange. And the fact that I was on stage for its last concert is even stranger. Certainly they could've found somebody better. But either way, it was an honor and joy.

The good news is that New City will be back, eventually...but in a new place and with a new name. Some time, this fall at the earliest, it will open in Market Square. But New City, as we have known it for the last 9 years, is officially closed.

While I am excited for what is to come, it is still kind of sad, like saying "farewell" to an old friend.

So, thank you New City...and we'll see you soon.


Going Weston said...

Has anyone told Taylor about this...?

Are we going to show up for his reception and have to stand out on the street...?

betsy said...

hahahahaha! oh my! i forgot about that! BLOCK PARTY!

bill said...

yeah right!

like taylor is actually going to go through with the whole "wedding" thing. that guy's going to be half way to mexico by the time rachel puts her wedding dress on.

Anonymous said...

someone seriously should tell him... they're selling the building!

bill said...
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bill said...

that's all you, anonymous.

betsy said...

iiiii told him. he found out yesterday.

Mom said...

It makes me kind of sad too. After all....this is where we met for the first time, our future daughter-in-law!