We ushered in the Indian Summer with a mid-Atlantic swing and some good friends new and old. We had an awesome night at Gypsy Sally’s in DC, which is quickly becoming one of our favorite venues around. It’s always nice when the owners of the club are at the very front of the dance floor absolutely gettin’ down throughout the whole set. We shared the bill with the giant ball of energy otherwise known as The Hackensaw Boys. Later on we drove down through the Blue Ridge into Charlottesville (Andrew’s adopted hometown) for a fun show at the always funky Bon Cafe with our good pal the ultimate hippie-folkie-soulster Orion Freeman. We were proud to play the inaugural concert at Sugarland Run in Sterling VA on Saturday, and came back to DC on Sunday to rock the Marie Reed Soccer Stadium for Indie Adams Morgan Day. One half of the field was still designated for pickup soccer, making it feel really fun and legit, while the listeners danced and perched all around the rest of the field and the amphitheater seating. The long weekend made a great bookend to this hottest of seasons.
It’s been a summer of change, renewal, and discovery for us Dimes, and while we’ll miss the mid-tour swimming holes and seeing good friends on the festival circuit, we do love to the autumn season, and the idea of buckling down and hitting the woodshed to write, record, and explore. We’re excited to have some new videos coming your way, the first of which is being released today! Please enjoy our live recording and video of “Down On Your Luck.”