North Carolina

here’s a little ditty

Meet Jack

Jack Burrows- road people

I plopped down in a chair next to him after grabbing a coffee today. I had planned on taking a quick 5 minutes to get online and double check my mapped route to destination next. It’s so fun when plans change because you run into someone interesting.

As soon as I sat down, Jack said “I saw you eying that chair next to me as soon as you walked in here!” I just laughed and shook my head. Jack asked me where I was from and I told him that I was traveling. He then broke into this story about how he used to drive small country towns taking photos of old filling stations. He had wanted to make a book out of his photos. He suggested that we go on the road together and take pictures. We could write a book together he told me. We both laughed. I told him that I might just be writing a book myself. He asked- “What? How?” I told him I wrote a blog, he didn’t know what that meant so I pulled up this site to show him. As I scrolled the pages for him he mumbled a bunch of “Well I’ll be damned. Isn’t that something.”

Turns out Jack owns an Inn in Manteo, NC and a bunch of other property around the mid-Atlantic. That’s what fills his time besides people watching in coffee shops. This relaxed summer Santa look-alike had plenty of stories for me which I could’ve listened to for hours, but I had to get on the road so we said our goodbyes after an hour.

Happy summer and people watching Jack. Thanks for being my first road person for this trip.


I Need To Pay My Bills…

…plus Grace Potter and the Nocturnals are pretty much just totally incredible musicians, it’s going to be 80 and sunny in Wilmington, NC tomorrow, hanging out with random people is fun- especially at an amphitheater- on a lake, we’re sponsored by a local micro-brewery and cold beer is delicious, not to mention we’re raising money for a local nonprofit. 

Um- can you say, win, win, win, win? 

Please buy yourself a ticket at our website and get ready to rock and roll. We will be there with bells on along with 900 other people. Yeah baby! 

(Yes, this is my shameless plug. Actually, there’s nothing to be ashamed about loving my job and encouraging people to get out and spend a little dough so we can keep bringing awesome music and events to our cool little city to help it grow:)