Matt Pless playing “Ashtray” at the 2640 space in Baltimore Maryland
Tour week 1, update. Drove to Richmond Virginia, got stuck in traffic on 95 for 2 and a 1/2 hours. Finally made it to the collective space. played a backyard show to a large and gracious crowd of nice people, Hung out with some traveling pie makers who roll around the country making pies and distributing them to people while raising awareness about feeding the homeless. Played a rowdy show in Richmond Virginia the following day. Crazy stomping drunk awesome crowd. Really fun set. Woke up early the next day, drove 7 and 1/2 hours to Knoxville TN. Played a show for 2 people in a collective house with my buddy Sister Mary. Nashville TN was a far better experience. Ate at Waffle House where I got a wink and half off my meal from the cute waitress, hung out around music row for 3 hours, forced to listen to the Jake Owen outdoor concert going on in a nearby park..(not enjoyable) ate tacos and played a show at a punk squat called “The Other Basement” Got a crazy palm reading from a girl on acid who said I live a crazy long, rich, and fulfilling life due to drastically self altering my original destiny which was to live a longer but less fulfilling life. Memphis TN proved less exciting. Show fell through, ended up staying in the shadiest hotel in the south. Police investigating a crime scene 6 rooms down from mine, drove in the pouring rain to an open mic, found out the open mic was no longer happening. Got free drinks and a game of pool from some pretty nice locals who gave me about 15 free passes to a strip club which I didn’t use (lonely truckers of the world passing through Memphis, hit me up for complimentary admission into “The Pony”) Smoked pot in the hotel parking lot, dodged the on duty cop camped out on the property, noticed signs everywhere saying how the hotel is under video and audio surveillance. Passed out watching Breaking Bad at 2:30 am. No trace of rock and roll decadence and chaos so far, but it was good to finally get a shower this morning.
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I am playing what is looking to be a rad show in Denver this September! Check it out!
Matt Pless. Cortland, NY
Found this crazy ass old pic of me from a tour long ago..no idea how this surfaced.