The photo of me that has graced the top of this site is one of many images Bernie DeChant captured when he jumped in the van for Dawn Landes and The Hounds’ tour of Spain and France in 2009. (Bernie only joined us for the Espania shows). We were opening for the now defunct Elvis Perkins in Dearland, and tour managed by the charmingly stoic and ever-cheeky Simon Gardner.
Bernie’s eye is attached directly to his heart. He recently sent us a link to the photos, and today Dawn sent us this slideshow that she made with them. This was a special time for us: it was the first year that Josh started playing with Dawn and I and the only time in my life it felt really okay to wear western shirts or pack hay bails in the back of the van, which we did for a run of shows in the states. Actually, the title of this slide show is a little premature – it was on this run of shows that we came up with the name The Hounds for Josh and I, solidified over post-show mojitos on a boat in Lyon, France.