Sunday, August 15, 2010

Gospel at Colonus in St Paul!

August 5 2010

The Raven is in St Paul Minnesota this week to help run sound for The Gospel at Colonus!

(See his June 2008 archives for our last show in Athens!)

It's such a fantastic show, featuring the Blind Boys of Alabama (5 time Grammy winners), the Original Soul Stirrers, and the Steele Family. Plus some excellent actors and a knock-you-out choir.

We had a week run there.

Here's the Raven checking out the stage - the wall is a rebuild of the original Roman theatre we performed in in Athens.

The Raven untangling the sound gear.

The Raven checking out the evil eye protector we hung on the sound board.

I'm sure glad The Raven understands this fancy digital soundboard, because I sure don't!

An empty stage awaits the performers.

Time for a beer after a day and night of rehearsal.

The hungry Raven looking at the bar's menu.

Checking out the cathedral that was built starting in 1903.

Back to rehearsals.

The Raven was probably a performer in a former Raven life.

Opening night crowd!

And next is the Edinburgh International Festival! We head over the pond next week!

Tevis and The Raven: Two for Two!!

July 24 2010

The Raven completed Tevis for the second time in a row!!! It was Forever Dawn's second Tevis finish, and Nick's 4th or so.

Now - The Raven is five AERC endurance miles AHEAD OF ME!

That is UNHEARD OF for a Raven!!!

Tevis: Here Comes The Raven!

July 23 2010

Back for his second Tevis ride, after successfully completing it and winning a silver Tevis buckle last year!

The Raven catches a ride to Tevis with Bruce and Nance and M and Steph.

At Robie park, relaxing with cups of wine!

The Raven likes red wine too.

The Raven loves tent camping.

The Raven looooooooooves his morning Starbucks. (and afternoon Starbucks.)

The Raven loves to shop too. He got a cool vest to help keep him warm in the canyons this year.

The Raven loves Laurel Burch's art... but he already has both the blue horsie bag and the brown horsie bag.

The Raven making sure Susan Favro types out her receipts correctly.

The Raven has chosen to ride Tevis with Nick and Forever Dawn! Here they are weighing in during the vet-in.

Nick and Don are excited to have The Raven along this Tevis! They both completed a couple of years ago.

The vetting in area.

The Raven gets to know Don.

Oooh! The Raven meets a Marmot who does lots of endurance riding too!