When we arrived at Eliphante, in Cornville, AZ, we were faced with a difficult decision. We’d been told that we could drive across the stream to get to the incredible web of handmade structures and meandering tunnels that make up Eliphante. But the river was looking real high! we sort of tiptoed the scion onto the riverbank and quickly decided to put her in reverse and seek alternate passage. I nice couple in a 4 wheel drive pickup hauled our gear across and we cracked a couple of beers and took a boat across.
The other side was magical. I quickly made friends with a goat with a mohawk and explored all the nooks and crannies of the place (if you didn’t already, click the word Eliphante in the first sentence to see pics). Anyway, the place was super cool and we were stoked to play with our good friends Brandon and Kelly (aka decker.). It’s always great to see them and you should probably listen to some decker. here. We did have to sign a waiver to go to elephante, which was probably good for them, since i fell down once, tripped twice, and witnessed a large piece of wood fall out of the ceiling above the stage after the show. You should totally still check it out though.
After a night of Finding Nemo and Dr. Strangelove with Decker and his son, we headed to Prescott, AZ for a gig at the Raven cafe with Tucson’s Crystal Radio. Paula and Daniel are great folks and make some really cool ethereal sounds. Special thanks to the friend of theirs who let us sleep at his house!
The next day took us to Pioneertown, CA where we played a really fun house show at my buddy Scott Rosenburg’s place in the high desert. It was really great to see some old friends including Silas Hite whom i collaborated with on our recording project Happiness Realization Party.
We were off to a great start and getting ready to go play with one of our favorite bands near San Diego the next day… stay tuned!