WILD IN RUSSIA
The Modern Westerners pulled into Calgary yesterday after a whirlwind trip to Russia. We’re playing Calgary Stampede Thursday night and then head to Nakusp to play a festival there on Saturday then on home for a few days before we head out again.
You might recall that we went to St. Petersburg last year in December and played a benefit and then left. This trip we played three – two in St. Petersburg and one in Moscow. – all in four days. We were limited to 30 minutes a set because of the number of acts at each show which was so weird. Go all the way to Russia for three shows and play a total of 90 minutes. That’s how long we’ll play in Calgary. Woody Allen and his New Orleans jazz group played one night and Macy Gray played the next. They were both great. Dionne Warwick was at the last show in Moscow. She was so sweet and so beautiful.
The weather was HOT in St. Petersburg and cool in Moscow. We all got to roam a bit in St. Petersburg which was wonderful because last trip was in the dead of winter and we froze our butts off whenever we got outside. Moscow was a different story – no roaming there – because we flew in late in the morning – sound checked – rested – played the show then flew out at 4AM the next day for Canada. A few of the band members got to Red Square.
They drive fast in Moscow….
We have our sights set on Europe in September – can’t wait to get back. We miss you.
See You Around…….Sometime