Oh, Autumn! The weather turns cooler (although here in New Orleans it has warmed up again) and pumpkins appear on front porches, harbingers of the season. As a child, I disliked Autumn for the shortened days, the alarm clock going off before the sun had even come over the horizon and the yellow afternoon sun beginning the big yawn as my school bus reached the lane.
As I’ve gotten older I welcome the cooler weather, sweaters and boots coming back out as the social season kicks up. The city seems to revitalize, as folks venture from their air conditioned homes, finding the will to be gracious again. Such is how we follow the seasons as they change around us.
That being said, change and how we adapt to it is a huge part of life, particularly in a nomadic and ever changing career like music. Though not an easy one, the decision has been made to move the Gal Holiday home base back to Louisiana this winter. Our time living in beautiful California has been a great adventure, one I’m glad to have undertaken. With so many new friends made and old connections re-established, we aim to make a West Coast loop at least once a year, hopefully twice. There’s already a trip in the works for next June, with the impending nuptials of some dear friends who are hiring the band for the reception! Plus, David and I will be back in L.A. for Thanksgiving this year. Catch us while you can…who knows where the wind will carry us next.
Our plans to be in NOLA for the fall season have been in place for some time and you can definitely catch us here this weekend:
Happy Fall! We’ll see y’all out on the streets!