Jumping into the live stream…news!

As we make these final preparations for our travels, getting prepared to traverse 5,000+ miles in the bus, we’re thrilled to announce that we’ll be live streaming as much as we possibly can on The Dragon’s Red Dirt Tour!

Please join us and tune in when you can; this will be a whole new level of “being here now” and “hearing now” as you are welcome to step into the many interesting venues we’ll be sharing our music at: from a coffee shop in Flagstaff, AZ to a club that never closes on the edge of the French Quarter in New Orleans, LA.  To receive notifications, like us on Facebook, follow us on Instagram, and/or subscribe to our YouTube channel!  (See the “Follow Us” tab on the menu for links) 😉

Feel free to spread the word to friends and family along the route; word of mouth is the best promo!  We’re releasing a new EP of 5 studio recordings, scattering them across the country…but remember, you can always stream our music on Reverbnation!

~~Sending love and well wishes~~

ZMP

 

Cuddle Up!

After much collaboration and cuddling with these tracks, we’re joyful to release this studio recording of “Cuddle Up” today!

Stay tuned…we will be releasing more recordings weekly leading up to The Dragon’s Red Dirt Tour!

Rounding out DATour with Haikus

Monday, December 19

Klamath Falls –> Applegate, OR

Victor and Shari,

marvelous hosting us and

the bus in the field.

~

Dis got chance to play,

slippers and trash she frayed,

boot she took away

~

To Hobbit Fortress

We slowed down in Jacksonville,

did some time travel

~

Logistical WHOA

parking and shuttling gear

down, and under hill…

~

We made it happen

“but never again,” we say,

What a weird party…

~

Painting was finished

by children, while spliffs were smoked

individually

~

The dogs were barking,

Dis was yippy and ancy,

place was cool and weird…

~

Good to see Dylan

a late night schlepping of gear,

sleeping in the bus

Tuesday, December 20

Oregon –> Willits, CA

Picked up hitchhiker

Robyn woke up Smith River

Epic through Humboldt

~

Long drive to Willits

We made it to Shenachie

Played a tight two sets

~

Back home through traffic

Bittersweet landing for now

The Dragon at rest.

More Haikus to Portland and Klamath Falls

{Here’s the account of our weekend travel and shows up in Oregon!}

Saturday, December 17

Corvallis –> Portland, OR

Showers, breakfast, yum

Billy breakfasted with Steel

a little ether

~

To Portland we go,

Through the ice and snow on roads

not going so slow.

~

Arrived early at

The Analog Theater

We’re well received there

~

Portland vibes and scene

We rocked and rolled longer on

Stage for snowy crowd

~

JGBD Band

Brought people out in the snow

and Robyn got drunk.

~

Portland bus antics

Some recorded, some questioned,

Our friends are awesome.

~

Kyler hosted us,

Had to leave early to go

South to Klamath Falls.

Sunday, December 18

Portland –> Klamath Falls, OR

Winter wonderland

Through Willamette Pass, we stand

Beauty all around

~

Oregon mountain towns

The Dragon sure likes it here

We are sailing smooth

~

We meet with Victor,

who guides us to our parking,

Enter The Pikey!

~

We have mutual

love for this place and magic

unfolded on stage.

pay no attention to the man behind the curtain…

~

Continuing DAtour with Haikus

Friday, December 12, 2016

Ashland–>Corvallis

The Dragon, Awake,

Slumbers in Jackson Wellsprings

We head to Grant’s Pass

~

Fuel filter gasket

Air leak and no pressure in

It was pretty rough

 

Grant’s Pass re-supply

Other cars flying by us,

Had to stop again.

~

Two ravens flew high,

Blessing our safe passage

Hour to work, jam, pray

The Dragon purrs when

We arrive in the mountains

Like he’s home again

~

Over big mountain

passes, we are flying fast

Now we are late, but

~

No one arrived at

Samm’s house in Corvallis ’til

We found snowy town.

~

We played acoustic

in the warm old house, birthday

Enjoyment to all

(drunk cat.)

~

{Once we got to the snowy mountain passes of Oregon, we experienced a relatively smooth ride, experienced epic scenery, played amazing shows, meeting fun folk along the way…tell you more about it next week!}

From the Dragon’s Log: More Locational Haikus

{I was inspired to write down what transpired on this tour in the form of haikus, partly because the name #zenmountainpoets  emerged through some haikus that Billy and Victor were writing while hanging out in San Diego.  Here’s the account of the next couple days}:

Wednesday, December 14: Fairfield, CA –> Ashland, OR

Soul Christmas Music

The earth quakes, some are awake

Missing piece aligned

~

Raining on the road

Gas station to rest station

Pulled over in Weed

~

Shasta energy

palpable as we journey

into the mountains

~

Raining in Ashland

Oberon’s is warm, friendly

Fairie folk abound

~

Enjoying the sound

Gordon guides us to Wellsprings

near Bear Creek Greenspace

Thursday, December 15: Ashland, OR

Re-organ-izing

The Dragon’s wiring grounded

Toil and caring hands

~

Mechanic Billy

Anthony and Jeremy

Logistical Team

~

Near Jackson Wellsprings

so Amaris and Robyn

make the pilgrimage

~

The healing waters

Lithia and connections

Sauna, showers, yes…

~

{more to come…}

 

From the Dragon’s Log: Robyn’s locational haikus

Monday December 12, 2016

Morro Bay –> Paso Robles

Batten the Hatches

Bus surfing is key to ride

In-synch gas station

~

Paso Robles –> Sebastopol

Twenty miles per hour

Jamming music brings us pow’r

Finally landed.

~

Tuesday December 13, 2016

Sebastopol

Fuel pump research day

Friendly forces combine to

Help us play on time

~

Christmas decorates

Apple pie and coffee ate

Timmy keeps bar great!

 

Road Blues

Road Blues: An acoustic window into a window of time when we overcame the odds and made it through to play 7 shows in 9 days on the Dragon Awakens Tour.  A story told through song, freely styled and highly improvised, recorded on the bus…on our newly made-over Soundcloud !

 

All those little moments

Here’s to all those little moments~~

A shift of a finger,

A drift on the line,

A flutter of a wing,

A breath, divine

Reminders of the present, in time,

Re-members of the past,

All those little moments

Combined

For the possibility of this one.

Planning ahead, moment to moment,

Or reflecting on the past ones,

Why do I whine?

I’ve got to wash the dishes

So I can dine!