The 2009 50 States in 50 Days tour in Pictures………

by Kevin on February 10, 2010

As I contemplate and plan the 2010 50 States in 50 Days tour……..I went through some of the photos we took along the way during the 2009 50 States tour……….I guess I could write quite a bit about the trip…….but I think the pictures speak volumes……..mainly happy house concert hosts, and new friends, but the odd sea turtle thrown in as well.

Is there something behind me? I can feel it-Anchorage, Alaska.

Our Washington house concert host........Michael O'neill

Our hosts in Oregon.

Bob and Toni from Shangri-La Cafe in Boise, Idaho.

Jane in Livingston, Montana.

Gabe in Laramie, Wyoming.

Monika in North Dakota.

You see some amazing sunsets on the 50 States in 50 Days tour......

I believe this is a Kansas sky..........

With The Pipers in Nebraska.

Hutchinson, Kansas

Missouri

Outside the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa on suprise visit.

Sean on the usually locked payphone that Buddy Holly used that last night at the Surf.

The Browns in Minnesota.

At the Aert family's house in Wisconsin.

Nina in Indiana.

The Carroll's in Ohio.

Sherman Boim in New York, New York.

New York City from the top of the Empire State Building.

On top of the Empire State Building.

Connecticut

Boston, Mass.

New Hampshire

Norway, Maine.

At a truckstop on the New Jersey Turnpike......unfortunate.

New Jersey

The D'amico's house in Delaware.

Maryland

Our house in Parkersburg, West Virginia.

John Radcliff in West Virginia.

Our Virginia hosts.

Kinston, North Carolina

Nashville with Danielle and Cheryl......high school pals.......

Sean Byrne, me, and Gary Jenkins doing the dreaded "hand on chin" pose.

Thomas Hayes.......my childhood buddy that I hadn't seen in 30 years..Florida.

Sean's extended family in Florida.

With Travis Hill in Georgia.

With veterans at the VA hospital in Birmingham, Alabama.

Tupelo, Mississippi

The TV room at Graceland in Memphis...a 45 min. visit.

Our hosts in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Our host, Krista Warren, and friends in Dallas, Texas.

Our hosts in Clovis, New Mexico at Norman and Vi Petty Rock and Roll Museum.

Sean in Norman Petty Studios in the chair Buddy Holly sat in while listening....

Us with Shurman in the lounge during our after hours tour.........notice picture.

Buddy Holly and the Crickets......see picture we are holding above.......same spot.

Sean feeding the deer in the Colorado mountains.

Our Colorado hosts........

Colorado

Later at about 5am in the Colorado mountains....on way to Utah.....

We slept in the truck from 5am to 9am.....this taken just after plough guy swept snow off truck.

Driving through Utah on way to Salt Lake City Veterans Administration hospital.

Las Vegas ahead.........after driving to Utah through the snow....leaving after show in Utah....

The ceiling at the Bellagio in Vegas...........very special.

After our Los Angeles show......with my longtime bud Paul Bushnell.....

Sunset in Hawaii..........

With our host, Ian......on Hammerhead Beach in Hawaii......last night!!!

A Sea Turtle on our first day off in about 60 days......proud of this pic.

Tour over......can you see the relief in our eyes? Celebratory night out in Waikiki.

The tour ended in Hawii…..the house concert was hosted by a fellar we met in Vegas while doing our show there. He asked, “where are you playing in Hawaii?”, and I replied, “your house”………3 days later we played his house on the beach in Hawaii……..exactly what this tour is about………….Thanks everyone! Let me know if you want to host a house concert in your state for the 2010 50 States in 50 Days tour? Email me.

UPDATE-The 2010 50 States in 50 Days tour is definitely happening. We have an amazing new partner…….the Orange Duffel Bag Foundation. Read about the tour here.

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