It wasn’t my first time playing the Jinx, a rock’n’roll dive oddly out of place in the heart of Savannah’s Spanish colonial tourist center. In the early 2000s, it was called Velvet Elvis, and I performed there with the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus. The place was filled to capacity with dedicated Cirkus fans in dirty clown costumes.

Unfortunately, I didn’t get much of a crowd 15 years later. Though there’d been a feature in the weekly paper, and the Jinx had gotten calls about the show all day, a severe thunderstorm broke just before door time.

From Connect Savannah

But at least I got to play on a stage decorated as the Black Lodge from Twin Peaks.


After the show, I traded “betcha” tricks with the bartender. The storm let up, and I started on the 10-hour jump to New Orleans.

NOTE: The tour went on for another month, but this is as far as I got with the blog. Will perhaps add more at some point…meanwhile, tune in for the 2019 tour blog.