Stairs2 months in. Chicago has been exceedingly good to me. I’ve acquired a beautiful apartment. What it lacks in furniture it makes up for in character, complete with two flights of bright purple stairs and a rockin’ 80s bathroom with a black scallop shell sink. We call it the Plywood Palace. With the heatwave and the empty space, we could easily host Bikram hot yoga classes in the living room. I had a few gigs in May, my first musical appearances in the great Midwest. All were excellent. But since then, I’ve been a little… distracted. Here I am in a new city, in a new neighborhood, in a new apartment with a new job. I had to set up a new website and I’ve got this new album to promote, in addition to taking on a new instrument. Plate’s been pretty full, and I still haven’t bought a couch. Yes, I have some “floor pillows”… or perhaps you’d care to join me for a glass of merlot while perched upon an excercise ball.

Now entering Phase 2 of Chicago, wherein I know where to get a good cup of coffee in the neighborhood and can play more than 3 chords on the banjo… and own a couch.* Of course, we’ll have to carry it up the purple stairs first.

*If you would like to donate to Laura’s Couch Fund, please visit the store page.

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