Curtis claims that he works best under pressure. Still, in the winter of 2008, when Claire contacted me to see if I could help her land a show in Saskatoon, he thought we would be moved in in plenty of time for August. So we booked the show, and we had a deadline.
That is how we developed the theme for our first house concert: "under construction." When the band arrived to set up, there was scaffolding in the open living room and Curt had his head under the sink, finishing up some plumbing work. We hadn't moved in yet, but found mattresses enough to offer the band. Claire Jenkins has the honor of breaking in the shower. Amazing night. Lots of wine.