Saturday night in Anderson, S.C., was a fun show for us. We had a lot of famous and familiar faces in the crowd from the Greenville area.

Hogtails is always a lot of fun to play at, especially because we get to work with our good buddy Gary Allen on sound. He brings enough sound equipment into this little biker bar to power an arena show, which is how it should be!

It always takes about two or three showers to get the cigarette smoke out of my hair after playing there, but it's well worth it.

As a musician you tend to find yourself in some interesting situations. Sometimes, an event gets put together and all the pieces don't fall quite into place the way we expected. I've learned that the best thing one can do in this situation is to roll with the punches, and focus on the music that you get to make.

Yesterday wasn't 80 degrees in Asheville, N.C., like the day before was; it was 43 degrees.

We played an acoustic set in the cart barn at a golf course for about 150 golfers who seemed like they were scared to look at us. Ha ha!

We had a hard time feeling our fingers on the strings because it was so cold, but a really fun time jamming together. Throughout the set we were making up different words to our songs and joking around with our friends who came to see us. Good times.

We'll be in Asheville for the next three days.

I love it here already! Tomorrow, I'll post some cool pictures from around town.

Is it April 5th yet?!?! Ha! We are so excited for the hometown show. We have some good ones coming up in between, though!

We love West Virginia and New York. I'm a little nervous for our livers, though!

– Phil Vilenski

Guitarist Phil Vilenski from Wayland is a touring contributor to WGRD.com. So, keep an eye out for more tour stories from the band!