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NYC based Composer, Drummer, and Percussionist

Blood Witch Tour: Getting The Hell Away From the Jonases

I think most New Yorkers were thinking winter wasn't coming this year. I know I was. I may have even bought into the "man, the climate really is fucked!" propaganda* this time around. So when Winter Storm Jonas came barreling in- ruining the end of my anniversary trip with my girlfriend Emily, and delaying the beginning of the Blood Witch Tour with Vajra- I couldn't help but feel incredibly unlucky. Damn you snow gods!

Cars were completely buried across the city  

Cars were completely buried across the city  

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After a harrowing drive back from upstate NY, in which Emily and I ended up having to take refuge in Jersey (thanks Sarah!!!), I was finally ready to be done with the storm and on the road inside Beatrice the tour van. Unfortunately for my idealism, the road outside of my apartment had not even begun to be plowed- thanks city! Loading drums into Beatrice consisted of a complicated game of "Tetris," on top of getting her unstuck multiple times with a line of cars waiting patiently (some not so patiently) all the way down the block. 

Beatrice you babe, you were worth the labor

Beatrice you babe, you were worth the labor

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At the time of publishing we have finally hit the road, and have an incredibly long journey ahead of us. To make up for lost time (and alternate Jonas-avoiding-routes) we are driving straight from NYC to New Mexico without stopping, and playing our first show in Hollywood on Thursday! If you are in any of these areas (listed above) we would love to see you- come say hey! And be sure to check back here for more adventures to come from Vajra's Blood Witch Tour 2016. 

At least Jonas was kind enough to give us some beauty on the way out of town  

At least Jonas was kind enough to give us some beauty on the way out of town  

Thanks for reading!

*Don't get me wrong- climate change is very real- I'm just not so sure we see dramatic effects on a season-altering scale quite yet.