If nothing else, this quarantine has been a time of reflection.
A time to look back on a lot of the things that we probably took for granted before they were taken away from us. And while many of us miss our families and friends, our concerts, sports, and nights on the town, I can’t help but miss Turnpike Troubadours too.
Sitting here in my apartment, wearing the same sweatpants I’ve been wearing for the past 4 days, I think I’ve probably listened to that Goodbye Normal Street record a dozen times. Evan Felker is known by many to be one of the most talented songwriters country music has ever seen, and the band themselves are second to none. With each listen, I’m reminded even more just how damn good these fellas really are. And right now, while everyone is doing these livestreams from their living rooms, I wish we could get Evan and the boys to do one. It sucks…
I’m hopeful we haven’t seen the last of them, and at the same time, this quarantine reminds me just how temporary things can be. Life can change overnight, and things you thought would always be there can just disappear in an instant.
Anyways, I’m just thinking out loud and don’t really have a point other than I miss sports, I miss bars, I miss my friends and dammit, I miss Turnpike Troubadours.
Here’s a couple throwback videos of some fairly recent acoustic performances.