New Heathens
22Oct/07Off

Baltimore, Dewey Beach Americana Festival

In Gram Parsons' classic song “Streets of Baltimore,” the poor narrator laments the wife he takes to that Maryland metropolis only to discover she “loves those bright lights more than she loves me.”

The New Heathens know how that girl feels. Baltimore totally rocks. We’ve never had anything but great times there and last Friday was no different.

See for yourself. Here's a YouTube clip of us performing "Getaway Baby" live at the Waterfront Hotel in Fells Point. Thanks to our new friend Richard Taylor, host of Baltimore’s Roots Rock Radio, for coming out to shoot this video. (Note: we'll also be on Richard's radio show this week, check it out at http://RRRadio.com.)

We can’t wait to come back Dec. 14.

Thanks also to Julia, a wonderfully cool chick who claimed she came to the Waterfront Hotel specifically to hear us play, but ended up letting us all crash at her apartment.

We were up at 7 a.m. Saturday and drove to Dewey Beach, DE where, in advance of that night’s Americana Festival, we played a late morning acoustic set at the finish line of a 10k race. Then we made like the Willie Nelson song and had a bloody mary morning. We napped at our hotel (Butch and I checked out the pool), watched some AC/DC DVDs to get psyched, then drove to the festival.


(Above: Domenick, obviously inspired by Angus Young footage.)

We saw some cool bands and hung with some good folks. We were the last band of the night so we slammed the door as hard as we could. A whole lot of Dewey Beachers went to bed early but the die-hards that hung around seemed to have a good time.

Which we then proceeded to have ourselves back at our room in the Econo Lodge.

Before we all passed out.

We stopped at a diner to grab breakfast on our way out of town. This is how the New Heathens look when waiting to be seated.