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Leap Of Faith Tour - Modesto - Sacramento

Nina Jo's Leap Of Faith Tour Journal (cover)

The tour begins with a benefit concert in Modesto for the Northern California Women's Music Festival. It's a great night with a fun crowd and I get to stay over with wonderful Patty Castillo and Cowboy. I follow them home from the venue with windows open to smell the good sweet soil and listen to the crickets as we roll down the road to their place a ways out from town.

Next stop was to have been a gig in gold country but the place closed down so it happened that my friend Aireene Espiritu was playing American River Music Festival and I was invited to camp out with the cool kids there. Woot.

Aireene And The Rarities @ American River Music Festival

I planned to camp an extra day by the beautiful South Fork of the American River but the King Fire had started. I witnessed my first pyrocummulus cloud that was so awesome I didn't even get it together to take a photo. By morning the valley was full of smoke, the color was leaving the landscape. I packed up and left just as my eyes were starting to water. So off I went directly to Sacramento.

And then there was The Coffee Garden. Glad I brought my own PA. Terri Tork (hooray for Costa Mesa High School friends) lives in Sacramento. She did everything but set up the sound system and play for me. What a great friend and great support. Oh yeah, she took photos too!

Nina Jo by her Folk Music To Go Banner

After Sac I returned to San Francisco for a few days before returning to the road. It was kinda fun, I pretended to be on vacation.

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