photo by Chona Kasinger
KEXP is proud to sponsor Cloud Cult’s Fall 2007 Tour, and as many of you know, the KEXP BBQ was one of their first stops. On Saturday night, Cloud Cult “headlined” a roster of five great bands and performed an unforgettable set. We asked vocalist Craig Minowa for his comments:
The KEXP BBQ show is now officially my favorite show weâ€™ve ever played. Itâ€™s such a great thing to fly from the Midwest to the West Coast for a show and feel like youâ€™re coming home to family. I always look forward to hugs from Cheryl Waters, and it was nice to have some time to have some good side conversations with Kevin Cole and John Richards. The KEXP staff is just a phenomenally beautiful crew of people. As for the show itself, itâ€™s always a spiritual thing for us to be able to perform outside. Connie and I live on a little farm, so weâ€™re outside most of the time. Itâ€™s difficult for us to adjust to being in big cities, but then you stick us into the belly of windowless clubs night after night, and it really wears us down. We feel like tomatoes off the vine. But in this case, we were outdoors, and I felt quite centered. In addition to a couple thousand incredibly energetic folks in the audience, we had a chance to perform to the night sky and the entire Seattle skyscape. I appreciate having a chance to sing to the ghosts in the sky and the living ghosts on the ground. After the show, we headed straight to the airport, and Northwest predictably lost my guitar. Since then, theyâ€™ve called and said they think itâ€™s still in Seattle. Iâ€™m guessing, it just wasnâ€™t ready to leave yet. I understand why.
Upcoming tour dates:
Sep 2, 2007 – Beachland Ballroom, Cleveland, Ohio
Sep 4, 2007 – El Mocambo, Toronto, Ontario
Sep 5, 2007 – La Sala Rossa, Montreal, Quebec
Sep 6, 2007 – Middle East, Boston, Massachusetts
Sep 7, 2007 – Blend Bar, Ridgewood, New Jersey
Sep 8, 2007 – Bowery Ballroom, New York, New York
For more information and more dates, go to Cloud Cult’s MySpace page.
A big thanks to Michael Blankenhorn, Ron Henry, Chona Kasinger, and Dan Muller for their great photographs. Stay tuned for even more this week!
Thanks also to Nathan Marion and the Fremont Abbey for the use of his easels!