Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Florida/Jedidiah Tour

Me, my wife Michelle, and our daughter Heron just got back from a wild ten day tour in Florida!  We started in Flagler Beach at the Tommy Tant Memorial Surf Contest and then worked our way all the way down to the Florida Keys. We linked up with the Jedidiah crew and did shows in various surf shops linking visual art with music, activism, and surfing.  It was rad.  Here's some video and photos highlighting the trip.

Video by Russell Brownley.
The Tommy Tant Surf Contest at Flagler Beach, FL.

Performing with Braddigan at Flagler Beach.

Performing at Compound Surf Shop in Sarasota.

Mike Doyle and Cheyne Cottrell teamed up with us in Ft. Lauderdale.

 My ladies, Michelle and Heron, enjoying another evening with good friends.

Performing at Eikon in Ft. Lauderdale.


Russell Brownley filming a car interview while on the road.

Heron meets Sushi.

Playing on the Miami bay at Key Biscane.

Partick Maxcy painting wild octopi during my set in St. Augustine.


Kahana Kalama: surfer, tour manager, grill master.  Outdoor show at The Surf Station in St. Augustine.

Performing at The Goods Surf Shop in Melbourne.
Thanks for the shirt Buddy!
Video by Matt Katsolis 

14 comments:

Kahana Kalama said...

That was a blast!!! I can't wait for the next time we get to do that again.

Josh Garrels said...

We had so much fun too Kahana! Thanks for all your work.

Jonathan said...

Loving the "Heron meets Sushi" shot! She be gorgeous.
-jon in indy

Jason said...

this is me blowing it...sorry I missed the shows and concert man. Maybe next time. It looked like you guys had heaps of fun. It was actually really good that I didn't come down...my radiator blew a hole in itself that weekend driving around town. So yeah...I'll be in Charlotte soon. Give me a call and an update on life.
Jason

Josh Garrels said...

You were missed Jason! Next time....

Schumes said...

Thanks so much for coming down to Florida! My brother and I enjoyed speaking with you briefly after the show at Jax Beach before we were interrupted by....ummm, whatever that was. Keep up the good work.

Kyle said...

Awesome performance in muncie at your cd release show josh...any plans for a dvd release?

Taylor Birkey said...

Josh, awesome stuff man. I love the Tommy Tant footage. Have you heard of Damien Dempsey? He's this crazy dude from Dublin. Your music and his always come up in my head at the same time. You should check him out if you haven't before, there's a free download of one of his albums on Amie Street right now. I blogged about it at www.refusingtoacquiesce.com.

Blessings man!

BTW - My bro and I led worship last weekend and sang Children's Song with a full band ... what an anointed piece of music.

Josh Garrels said...

Hey Taylor,

I followed your link and am listening to Damien right now...it's good stuff. thanks, I'm always on the hunt for new songs and sounds.

Lukas said...
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Lukas said...

if you come to europe one day... let me know and we will arrange some nice shows :-)

Josh Garrels said...

Will do Lukas! What part of Europe are you from?

Lukas said...

North-east of Switzerland, near germany and austria.

Keith said...

Hey Josh,

I heard about a free concert one night somewhere in Key Biscayne and I had no pressing plans, so I decided to check it out.

I just wanted to say that it was one of the best decisions that I have made. My brother and I love your music man, keep singing from your soul.

Hopefully the studio building is going/went well and I wish you the best of luck recording the new material. Just please try to fit in a stop by Florida some time, I've shown you to a considerable amount of people who would love a live show!

Peace,

Keith