On the Road Again – Fall Tour 2014

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Here we go again! Another tour filled with many performances while spreading allergy awareness across the continent. I have a total of 53…yes 53 schools that I will be visiting! I also have a number of public shows performing at several FARE walks and other special events. Check out all of my fall tour dates on my tour calendar.

Let the show begin!

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2014 Strides for Safe Kids Food Allergy Walk and Expo

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Live near Philadelphia? Come on out to KFA’s Strides for Safe Kids event on Sunday, September 7th!

I have performed at this event for several years now and absolutely love it. There’s always an amazing turnout and it’s easy to see why. There is a fun walk, children’s entertainment (that’s me!) and great vendors that introduce parents to so many allergy friendly companies and products.

You can find all of the details at the event website: https://secure.kidswithfoodallergies.org/np/clients/kidswfa/event.jsp?event=2

 

KFA EXPO 2012 from Trevor Harmon on Vimeo.

Life Off the Road

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I’ve now been “off” the road for a few weeks now and still trying to digest everything that’s happened to me over the past 3 months. I always look forward to getting home so much, that I completely switch gears once I’m off the road. I always have good intentions of doing some big tour recap afterwards, but I really have a hard time revisiting the tour once it’s done. I look forward so much to having a summer with family and friends, and look forward to the next tour in the fall. I guess I’m a pretty forward looking guy!

I have stories and memories to last a life time, and have been jotting them down as I go. As for now, I’m happy to chill with my pets, catch up on work, and spend much needed time with the people I’ve been apart from for too long. And yes…I am avoiding driving as much as possible!

Who wouldn't want to live in a car this packed for 2.5 months?? ;)

Who wouldn’t want to live in a car this packed for 2.5 months?? 😉

10 Crazy Days on the Road

The biggest driving parts of the tour are nearly complete! Time to get to the clustered northeast shows.

The biggest driving parts of the tour are nearly complete! Time to get to the clustered northeast shows.

I have never covered so much ground in such a short time. Over the course of the past 10 days, I visited Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado, Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa, Illinois…and Washington D.C.

Here’s the recap:

Last Thursday and Friday, my parents and I had a great time watching live music on the hip 6th Street of Austin. We then kicked back on the beautiful Riverwalk in Austin. I was sad to see them fly back to Canada the next day as I really enjoyed having their company for a portion of the trip! Then I had the biggest drive of my life – a 15 hour power drive from Austin to Denver. It wasn’t too bad as the weather was great, and the Jim Henson biography audiobook I listened to was excellent. What a puppet pioneer!

Next was a fun community show in Loveland, CO followed the next day with a local school show.IMG_6021

That night I did something that I spontaneously decided upon the week before…I jumped on a red-eye flight to Washington, D.C. My wife was there for work and I had a 3 day break and just couldn’t resist seeing her after one month apart!

I got in early the next morning and tracked her down! She was busy with work, but we managed to squeeze in time riding bikes all around D.C. and meeting up with friends. The cherry blossom trees were just spectacular.

We are so used to “goodbyes” but as always, it was not easy this time knowing we have another two months apart. Nonetheless, flying out to D.C. was such a good decision and I felt inspired and rested for the next leg of my tour.

D.C. in April is just beautiful!

D.C. in April is just beautiful!

Speaking of the tour – I then picked up where I left off in Denver and was blown away by the rocky mountains. I had a moment I will never forget watching a colourful Colorado sunset over the rockies from the view of a hotel hot tub! Perks of the road! I performed the next day at a school in Dillon, then headed to Boulder for a support group show the following day.

Now, I thought I was smart planning a tour where I wouldn’t see any snow. NICE TRY! Thanks to the mid-west, I received snow, ice, hail and all that lovely stuff driving through Nebraska and Kansas. I drove very carefully and dreaded getting out for gas in the blustering mid-west winds with my light spring jacket. Packing lessons learned!

It has been a crazy 10 days, but I’m enjoying having two nights in the same hotel near Chicago. After driving over 7,000 miles, staying in one spot for an extra day goes a long way!

A few shows in Illinois and Michigan this week, then heading home for Easter to spend the weekend with my family and rest up for the next leg of the “Let’s Go Nuts!” Tour.

Wishing you and your family a happy and safe Easter weekend!

PS – I just love this song, AND movie!

My Spring Tour Driving Route

It’s been just over a week on the road and I have already logged 2,2oo miles! Driving from the snow covered north to the sun-soaked south was completely worth it! I then went up to Greenville, SC and Atlanta, GA for shows. I’m now taking a couple days off in Nashville before performing a public show in Dalton, GA on Saturday. Looking forward to heading to Texas next week!

The 2014 Spring Tour Map

The 2014 Spring Tour Map

 

 

 

And the Tour has Begun!

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It’s been a crazy three days as I headed directly south down the entire eastern coast on my way to Florida. I had a couple great stops along the way including a family visit in Maryland, and then my first show of my “Let’s Go Nuts!” Tour for the NC FACES support group in Apex, North Carolina.

We had such a fun concert! It didn’t take long for the kids to get up and dance around! I will admit that I had a bit of nerves beforehand as I haven’t performed in 5 months! But luckily, it’s like riding a bike and somehow the lyrics, guitar chords and educational messages all came back to me. Phew!

There was such a great turnout and I was so happy to see so many families connecting with each other after the show. Support groups are such a great way to share information, experience and advice with each other. I was so happy to throw a fun interactive concert into the mix!

I now have a few days of down time to watch some spring training baseball. It’s always been a dream of mine to watch my Blue Jays down in Florida and I can’t believe it will become a reality! What a great start to the tour!!