I’m about to hit the road for 30 days on my motorcycle, playing over 20 shows in 15 different states. So what do I take with me when I hit the road? This isn’t absolutely everything (beef jerky & trail mix are missing from the shot), but it should give you a good sense of what gets loaded on the bike…
Quick rundown, left to right
Merch case (my mom’s old suitcase, brand name “Lady Baltimore”)
My Blueridge acoustic, in a backpack-strap case.
Tent and bedroll
“Bubba keg” water bottle
Helmet & gloves
Vibram FiveFingers, for when I need to get those boots off
Danelectro Honeytone amplifier – great for busking!
4 pairs Socks
Jacket lining & facemask
4 shirts- two longsleeve, two shortsleeve
Base layer & workout clothes
1 pair Jeans
Spare parts (bulbs, spark plugs, coil & reg/rect) and full toolkit
Headlamp, tire pump, fixaflat
Receipt folder for tax-deductible purchases
Tuner pedal, loop pedal, direct box, clip-on tuner, capo, microphone (Shure SM-58)
Spare guitar strings & picks (shout out to my sponsor -http://
Headphones, external hard drives
power strip with charger for: MacBook, iPhone, Bluetooth, iPad
Macbook in sleeve
Time to get this all into my backpack & saddlebags. I test-loaded yesterday, so I know it will fit!