Happy Birthday Drop Trio!
It was one year ago
yesterday that Drop Trio played its first show ever, at the Sidecar Pub
. Ah, memories. We had a shaky set of 6 or 7 tunes and an EP we had just recorded the week before. The show was attended by our wives, a couple friends, and several people who appeared not to have left the bar since 1982.
Since then we've played 65 shows, in Houston, Austin, Dallas, Baton Rouge, and Lubbock. We've played bars, coffee shops, festivals, and awards showcases - often for great crowds, hanging on every note. We've released a full length album, met some of the greatest musicians in Houston (and elsewhere), and written dozens of songs. We've changed bass players more than once, played shows in the pouring rain and blistering heat, and driven hundreds of miles to play for 45 minutes.
Through all of it, the one sustaining factor has been the love that you all have for our humble music. Time and time again, when we feel frustrated or tired, somebody comes up to us to tell us how much our music moves them and means to them. That's the best feeling in the world, and it makes us want to never stop doing it.
So cheers to you, and happy birthday to Drop Trio! Many happy returns I hope.