A short 2 hour drive to Asheville from Knoxville in the late afternoon. Shane Perlowin set up a date for us at the Bobo Gallery – a home away form home for many of us from Chicago. Brad, the owner, is a genuine good fellow and is so supportive of what we do. It’s a good thing. As we got into town, barricades were being set up all around the downtown district, and keeping us away from the Gallery. After about a half hour of circling, we finally found a place to park about 4 blocks away and had to hike in all the equipment. We set up and took a walk around downtown Asheville, getting some dinner. This was a our first real show of the tour. A good crowd formed by the time we played – Shane opened with a quartet of Joe & Michael of Mind vs. Target plus a bassist Trevor Stoia, an improvised set with a structure. We played all the new material and it’s starting to feel really good – Shevitz really came our of the gates – his first solo was super on, just navigating all over the bars with the four-stick mallets – fun to watch and hear. The added energy from the crowd really pushed us on throughout the set. There Was is now working.