Mile high.

Jackpot, NV is quite high and I feel it. Not so much on stage surprisingly but sometimes when I lie in bed trying to sleep. In the old days when we played in Denver (mile high) they supplied oxygen back stage for performers. I stopped smoking in 2008, I think if I hadn`t , I might feel it even more.

One more show here tonight and that`s cool but the schedule for returning home in the a.m. is BRUTAL. Depart from hotel ( after a show night ) is 4:30. OMG! Approximately 14 hours to get home to Montreal. Just saying…..

 

21 Comments

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    Eric Scarr

    September 14, 2013 at 3:03 pm

    I will be at the show tonight and I am looking forward to seeing my favorite band again. I am grateful that you are here and playing and I hope you can rest well on the bus back to Montreal. Keep on Rockin!!!

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    Bud

    September 14, 2013 at 3:34 pm

    Sometimes the worst part of traveling is the G.D. traveling, see you in Truro .

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    Myles Goodwyn

    September 14, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    Feels like they pay us to travel, not to play sometimes. Playing`s fun.

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    Dave M in Tucson AZ

    September 14, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    I passed thru there once, on a long road trip back in 1990. Cool name for a town in Nevada, but not like anything I’ve ever seen. Only permanent structures I saw were casinos and a gas station….maybe two gas stations…..and the rest all mobile homes. Not sure it’s changed much, but the lunch we had there (Mexican) was good and reasonably priced! Wish I could be up there right now to catch your show, as that it’s the closest stateside date to me this year thus far.

    Sure wish you guys could come down here sometime!

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    Myles Goodwyn

    September 14, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    I hear the Mex restaurant close by is real good…love Mexican food.

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    Mike Truesdell

    September 14, 2013 at 4:46 pm

    Has to be very hard to be gone from home and family so much.
    Hope you enjoy some R&R when you get back! However I hope you come back to Minnesota soon, I have seen you guys 3 times in the last few years and you always put on a fantastic show!

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    Myles Goodwyn

    September 14, 2013 at 5:09 pm

    It is but we are in one of those professions that demands a lot of away from home time. A labour of love, music is. Thanks for the support Mike!

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    Bud

    September 14, 2013 at 5:10 pm

    We’re just happy you don’t want to stop

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    Mike Truesdell

    September 14, 2013 at 5:23 pm

    You got it, Myles! Have a great show tonight and until I see you guys again I will keep cranking up the April Wine, I have to say my favorite one is, If you see Kay. Just a great jam.

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    sandra victoria

    September 14, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    Hardworking bands like yourselves are what keeps youth like me hopeful and optimistic for musics future. Your talent and perseverance is honorable and shows your true commitment, keep it up

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    Myles Goodwyn

    September 14, 2013 at 6:55 pm

    Thank you Sandra! 🙂

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    CC

    September 14, 2013 at 8:07 pm

    For sure Sandra. Hard working band ! work.. work ..work.. ! 🙂

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    Jeff Nichols

    September 14, 2013 at 10:39 pm

    We vacation in Breckenridge CO in the summer…elevation 9600 ft…I dont’ sleep worth a damn and Im out of breath just walking across the street. And I’ve never smoked!

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    Bob Simoneau

    September 15, 2013 at 11:48 am

    I try to see April Wine any chance I can! I truly enjoyed he North Bay concert. Myles and the boys are loyal to their fans and I’ll never forget meeting hem after the show!

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    Christie Sizemore

    September 15, 2013 at 8:26 pm

    Myles, do you think you’ll ever do another US tour? I’d like a chance to see you before I die…haha Cincinnati, OH All the 70’s/80’s bands are doing it, but April Wine is the one I want to see!!!

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    Myles Goodwyn

    September 15, 2013 at 9:07 pm

    Hi Christie, I don`t think we`ll be doing any extended tours but we will be in and out. Hopefully getting to more places next year. Hang in there!! LOL

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    Laurin Smith

    September 16, 2013 at 6:41 pm

    We are so grateful that the band made that crazy long trip to the states. Damn did we enjoy both shows this weekend in Jackpot! I went for the love of the old tunes but ended up being blown away by the musicianship. Thanks for the experience, Gentlemen. My unsolicited advice for Christie (and fellow American fans) — If you haven’t seen this band live, you must prioritize traveling to them!!! (We flew in from Florida and Texas, it was well worth it, and now I’m thinking I gotta visit Canada).

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    Myles Goodwyn

    September 16, 2013 at 10:09 pm

    Laurin, thank you so much for the kind words and for travelling so far to see the band! Wow! I`ll see the other guys get to read this.

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    Eric Scarr

    September 16, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    Thanks for the show, you guys still rock it! I had a great time and am very grateful that you came to Jack Pot. I drove 2 hours to get there, not a big deal compared to the distance you traveled. I also know you have worked hard to play bigger venues, but I for one am very glad you came anyway! I hope we can get some more booking agencies here in the States to have you here more often, but no matter my wife and I will travel to Canada to see you in the next year. I will also patiently wait for the new albums, your solo blues album and a new April Wine also. Thanks Myles for sharing your musical talents with us!!!!!! Keep on Rockin!!!

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    Larry T.

    September 17, 2013 at 4:52 pm

    Wow! How about the camaraderie between the April Wine fans at Jackpot? Talking about the band, the show, albums etc over a drink or two was pretty darn cool. What amazes me is the extraordinary ways the band shows their appreciation for their fans. I went to Jackpot expecting a great show. I left darn near speechless. Not in a million years did I expect to hear my name mentioned on stage. To top it off, I was fortunate enough to be able to shake your hand. You’ve a stand up guy Myles. Speaking for the wife and myself, Thanks to you and the rest of the band for the experience of a lifetime!!!

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    Kupe (Kevin and Cheri Kuper)

    September 19, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    We made the trip from Denver to Jackpot in 13 hours, the first 7 hours of that trip it was raining, we had no idea the rain would later be referred to as “Biblical”.

    After we checked into our room we picked up our tickets for both shows (Fri and Sat). While wandering around the casino before the first show we got to say hi Richard.

    The show started right on time, the room was packed with a wild crowd. I was not the only die hard April Wine fan to make this trip, we met fans from Fl, Tx, Id, Co. and Ca. Everybody I met was more than ready for a April Wine concert.

    We had great seats, a couple feet in front of Brian, he makes it look so effortless and fun to play guitar and perform. Myles was telling jokes between songs, I never knew it was a lifelong dream of his to play in Jackpot! He was awesome as always, and so was the entire band, they sounded so tight for the entire show. Watching Myles and Brian play 21st Century Sch Man was poetry in motion, I can’t imagine them playing it any better. They played for close to 90 mins, the set list seemed to be all of Harder Faster and NOTB! With Could Have Been a Lady, Enough is Enough included, and they did Roller as a encore as the crowd was on the feet!

    After the show I heard several people say it sounded so good like right off the CD! And they where right. I didn’t think they could top that performance, but they did on Saturday night.

    Other than the many people that attended both shows like myself, the crowd for the second show was different, another packed house but not as rowdy, still plenty of die hard fans. A slight change in the set list for this show, they did Sign Of The Gypsy Queen as the encore, and they added Daytripper/Satisfaction to I Like To Rock.

    NIP stood out in both shows, especially with his Hands solo. Brian tore up Before the Dawn, and I played closer attention to his guitar solo in Sign/Gypsy Queen these shows – Awesome!!!!
    Myles dedicated Just Between You and Me to his dog Copper, I found this very moving. I think he glanced my way a couple times during Say Hello as I always get pretty fired up during this song, only he can sing it, and only he can put this band together and keep it going the way he has.

    All the guys looked strong and great, on top of their game, I couldn’t have been more impressed!

    Thank You April Wine!

 

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