Last night, I made my Des Moines debut at Gas Lamp (thanks again to Dena for the photo above). Here are a few other photos from the show: packed house for Dick Prall’s set, photo from stage right
What a fantastic night! Not only was everyone at the venue extremely friendly and helpful, but Dick Prall and his crew were so gracious and easy to work with (many thanks again to Mike for the conversation, kind words, and PBR). Moreover, both parties took the event seriously and promoted the show in every possible way! If I ever have the chance to open for Dick again, I’m taking it! I drove eight hours to make it to this show. I would’ve gladly drove another eight. Worth every mile and every penny spent! If you’re not already, get familiar with Dick Prall’s music.
Off to my show in Iowa City tonight. Can’t wait to make it back to Des Moines and Gas Lamp again soon!
Over Memorial Day Weekend, I played four shows in the South Bend area: at Ruthmere Mansion, Main Street Library, Simonton Lake (with Paul Erdman), and The Pool (with Families and Mim Stoner). Many thanks to Manda for the great photo above!
Okay, real talk…
There is nowhere near enough praise I can give my new friends, fans, and loved ones in South Bend. The city has become my home away from home over the past four months, and I am still awestruck at how quickly the community has embraced my music. It is both encouraging and humbling. And I am so very thankful. Yes, it needs to be said: I love South Bend.
Below, you’ll find several photos and videos from the weekend. I hope you enjoy them! And speaking of South Bend, my next performance in the area is this Friday night (May 31) at Quincy’s Cafe. See you then!
Live at Ruthmere Mansion
Dena being awesome at the Main Street Library
Post-show discussion with a young fan
Families live at The Pool
Mim Stoner live at The Pool
This other guy live at The Pool
Families live at The Pool
“Mike Reeb wsg Mike Reeb wsg Dena Woods”
Jason Bryant Vine
Earlier this week, I played my first show in New York City. To say that the show and my time in NY went well would be an understatement. Trying to re-cap everything in paragraph form would leave us with a short novel, so I’m just going to list the highlights with some links. Here we go:
- Really well-received set on Monday night at Rockwood Music Hall! Fantastic staff, wonderful location, perfect room, can’t wait to return!
- Two new BFFs in Brooklyn, Natalie and Deena, my gracious hosts
- Five mile run through Prospect Park on Tuesday morning
- Biked 25 miles through Manhattan and over the Brooklyn Bridge Tuesday afternoon
- Enjoyed live music in Brooklyn on Tuesday night
- Took photos: bridge into Queens, welcome sign, graffiti, Paul’s Boutique corner, mini Statue of Liberty, Asiadog, subway, Bethesda Fountain, American Elms in Central Park (photo above)
I’m back in Pittsburgh today and will be playing a show in Lexington, Ohio later tonight (shows.mikereeb.com). New York was great, but it’s always nice to return to the Midwest. See you soon, friends!
I’ve been hearing good things about Pittsburgh for quite some time. And after finally having a few days to explore the city by bike, play a show, get in an 8-mile run, and meet some locals, I get it. Although not huge like Chicago, it’s waterways are beautiful and the city has everything you’d want in a big city. It didn’t hurt that my introduction to the city included a bike ride along the Ohio River with a fantastic view of the city just before sunset (photo above).
The show last night at PULSE was really fun. Many thanks to those that came out, Jennifer for putting it together, and Get In The Ark for making the drive all the way from Sandusky, Ohio to perform! Wishing you could’ve been there? Well, here’s a 6-second clip of GITA and a photo from my set. It’s just like you’re there! Okay, not really. But I tried.
Off to Harrisburg this afternoon before my show at Rockwood Music Hall in New York on Monday, May 20. Follow me on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook if you want to keep tabs on my travels. Don’t worry, Pittsburgh… I’ll be back in next Thursday for another show with the amazingly talented Brooke Annibale. Can’t wait!
Earlier this week, I performed at Brothers Drake Meadery in Columbus, Ohio. I hadn’t played in the area since 2010, but this show was definitely worth the wait! My good friend Dan Clark set it up and even offered a full-band set between my two sets to help fill the time. Of the 50 shows I’ve played in 2013, this one easily stands out as one of the best. The venue has a beautiful stage, they provided a professional and polite sound engineer, the show was promoted in every way possible on their end (thank you April!), Dan brought out dozens of friends, everyone listening was incredibly receptive and overwhelmingly kind, and this happened later in the evening!
And seriously, is that not the best tip jar sign/threat of all time?!
If you live in the Columbus area or are just passing through, STOP BY BROTHERS DRAKE, fill your belly with some mead (“honey wine”), generously tip the staff, and catch some live music on a great stage. You shouldn’t trust me to set up your 401(k), but you should trust me on this.
Two nights ago, I played a really fun house show in Richmond, Indiana. The town is just across the border from Ohio along I-70, about an hour east of Indianapolis. It was great getting to see some old friends and meet a few folks, too. Always love sharing my songs and stories in the comfort of a living room. Thank you again to Matt & Ashley for hosting the show, inviting friends, making food, putting me up for the night, AND cooking me breakfast! Amazing hosts, indeed.
Dean (pictured above) was also there for my set and even signed my email list book (thanks again for the picture, Audreyalice)! Gotta admit, that cat knew how to cuddle. Spent a few hours with 20 pounds of feline on my chest as I slept. And you know what, I loved every single pound!