Posted by: Barbara Evanhoe | September 28, 2012

August Burns Red

When you first open your eyes in the morning, you just never know what the day will bring….

The other day, Keith and I were sitting in the office at Riverbend Hot Springs, quietly sipping our morning coffee, when a huge Prevost custom tour bus pulled up outside ~ you know, the kind you see on the highway, transporting famous entertainers to their next destination.

A friendly, unassuming twenty-something-looking guy named Josh stepped out of the bus.

Turns out he is the Tour Manager for a wildly successful metalcore band  ~ August Burns Red ~ and he’d made arrangements for the band and crew to spend the day at Riverbend for some much-needed R&R between shows.

Now, we’ve all heard horror stories of bands trashing hotels and partying until all hours of the night, but these guys turned out to be some of the nicest, “real” people we’d met in a long time, and we had a great time sitting around visiting with some of them on the patio.

“Me and My Baby” and the boys in the band, “August Burns Red”, and their crew, at Riverbend Hot Springs, Truth or Consequences, New Mexico.

Christopher, the tour Merchandise Manager, gifted us with a couple of souvenir guitar pics, and also taught us a lesson that gives us new respect for apples!

After a fun day in Truth or Consequences, the band piled back into the bus and it pulled out in the wee hours of the morning, heading for a show in Odessa, Texas.

The plan is to work their way back east toward home in Manheim, Pennsylvania, for a little break before heading out on an extensive European tour.

One of the things that impressed us the most with their music is the multiple time signatures in each tune…”Sleigh Ride”, one of the cuts on their holiday CD, “Sleddin Hill”,  gives you 4 at the same time! It’s by far the most energetic version of this holiday classic we’ve ever heard.

We wish the boys in the band the best for their future, although they seem to be doing amazingly well on their own 🙂



  1. So, what did you learn about apples? You’ll have to explain the four time signatures in person. See you in a couple weeks.

    • Heh Dave ~ We’ll be happy to discuss all these topics in detail, and even demonstrate, when we get together 🙂 Looking forward to hanging out with everyone!

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