After driving nearly 24 hours over 2 days in the far right lane of I-10, we finally made it to Phoenix! And what a sight it was. We rolled in to The Lost Leaf just as the sun began to drop. The Lost Leaf nestles in the heart of Roosevelt Row Arts District in Phoenix. It's a neat little bar that features some pretty incredible music. We lived in Phoenix for a few months back in 2011 and were lucky enough to meet Joe Arvallo, known for his igniting laugh and incredibly easy going and good-natured spirit, he is one of the kindest people we know and continues to be a good friend. Joe works at The Lost Leaf and at one point came into the shop and pointed out the "Neighbor" poster by Beauchamping. He said if he could just point to that when asked about his philosophy of the world and say 'This.' then that would be enough. So great to be in good company:)
Lost Leaf musician residents' and Phoenix locals Wooden Indian captivated a crowd in the intimate indoor cavernous stage. We had the pleasure of meeting and hearing live music from these fellows. Nicholas Villa of Nicholas Villa and Familiar Faces, Mike Little of Laser Beam Prayers, and Wally Boudway of Wooden Indian each played a session and they were beautiful and sparse. We will be posting the video from those soon + more photos, so stay tuned!
We were also happy to have our friends from Topo Chico there with us. Everyone was really grateful for the deliciously cold bottles of sparkling mineral water. Yum!
Big thanks to Joe Arvallo, The Lost Leaf, Topo Chico, DRY Soda, Nicholas Villa, Mike Little, Wally Boudway, and Wooden Indian for making our time in Phoenix sweet, even though it was short.
Til we meet again.