“Every time I hit your crystal city
You know you’re gonna make a wreck out of me”
Las Vegas…show number 23 on the Backroad Baptism tour. I’ve performed at the MGM Grand Arena a handful of times but this was by far the most memorable. It definitely checked all the boxes…no sleep, a mile long hallway walk to the hotel room, night caps at 5:30 am, after hours jazz, fancy sushi, a sold out show to 17,000 people and of course a boozey lunch photoshoot with Ashley Marie Myers. There was something in the air as everyone dispersed off the tour bus immediately as we pulled into Vegas. Everyone was about to get into their own form of trouble. While I pride myself with some pretty epic Vegas tour stories, our bus driver James beat us all, he won Vegas that trip. A long time designer friend AM Radio fitted me up for one of my most favorite stops on this tour. I’ve been eyeing her new designs for a least a year and so stoked I got to do Vegas right in one of her fits!
“You belong among the wildflowers
You belong somewhere close to me”
I’m missing this California weather right about now. It’s 98 degrees in Arkansas and set to be our hottest outdoor show on this tour. Meanwhile after the hurri-quake in Ventura it’s back to the 75 and sunny Cali standard. Before heading into the heatwave of middle America for tour, I got to squeeze in a shoot with Angela Izzo among the Ventura, California wildflowers. This daisy set by favorite lingerie designer Clare Bare is everything!
“You belong with your love on your arm
You belong somewhere you feel free”
– Tom Petty
The Marquis on film
Birthday celebration April 6, 2023. There’s not another place in the world where I’d rather spend my birthday…well maybe Monte Carlo on a yacht but if we’re talking Los Angeles, the Sunset Marquis forever has my heart. This place has mad juju all in a good way. I always know whenever I step foot in that hotel, it’s gonna be something I’ll never forget. Angela Izzo documented my birthday afternoon on film using some new Lomography prototypes and I’m drooling over these vintage colors.
Sorry the last one isn’t true to form and is digital, but had to archive it. Happy pool days, bunnies!