Saturday, November 8, 2008

Philly Revolve / PRS Factory

So this weekend we played in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.... which is only about 2 hours away from Stevensville, Maryland.... which is where PRS guitars are made!

I had a few hours to spend down there, so I went down the factory.... Jack and Bev from PRS showed me around, and the place is amazing! It's like Santa's workshop in there. Everyone was so friendly... it seemed like a big family. The attention to detail in their workmanship is amazing... They are so good at what they do!

I got to meet the man... Paul Reed Smith himself, and a ton of other folks who were very kind. Peter, Larry, Winn, and everyone else... thanks for making me feel so welcome!

Anyways, it was an amazing experience, and I'm looking forward to the next time I can visit.

This Revolve weekend was the biggest of the tour so far. There were 10,000 in attendance, and you girls were about as loud as a crowd of 50,000! I recently got Evan Milby hooked on PRS while on this tour... Here he is with a MIRA he just bought!



Dan, Justin, and I are getting together this week to jam out some new ideas for next year's spring tours. We're excited to change a few things up and keep things fresh. Next year we're doing Winterjam, followed by a tour with Mercy Me. We'll be playing a ton of shows around the country, so check the Hawk Nelson website and myspace for tour dates!

jonathan

10 comments:

graciegirl said...

sounded like you had a lot of fun!
ok so because you said that you, Dan, Jason, and Justin are talking about future shows, i have to ask, are any of the shows that you and H.N. doing going to be near Louisville, KY? my friends and i had a really fun time at the show in Indiana on October 19. so we all are looking for when you are coming close again. i hope you all do. we would love to see you again!

Ida said...

YOU WERE SO AMAZING THIS WEEKEND!! I that Evan's guitar looked a lot like yours! You're not doing Revolve next year?????? I hope you liked the presents..

Ida said...

I thought that Evans guitar looked like yours******

jonathan said...

i believe we're playing in lexington, KY, on march 7th... i believe it's on winterjam... so it'll be with TobyMac, Brandon Heath, and New Song.

Giggles said...

you were beyond ahmasing this weekend. thanks for signing lola and listening to my story. plus, i felt honored you and dan entrusted me with that surprise. i'm amped to fly out the seven and a half hours to see you guys again. and then i'll probably see you guys this summer when y'all are in canada. makes for an ahmasing life when i get to go to alberta to visit friends and see hawk. i'm bringing my singlecut this weekend with me...should be fun.

Kathy said...

so like I can't make it to Winter Jam...I don't like driving in a car for like 6 hours(and that is the closest). so I am excited you guys are going to tour with mercy me...maybe my aunt can take me again...haha. also do you know what day you guys will be at lifest?(I should have asked Dan that day...).

Anonymous said...

I had so much fun in philly! Thanks!!

Collin Hartwick said...

Hey Jon,

Took a quick listen to the EP Sounds Fantastic. Did you record it yourself? Can't wait for the new full length. Keep Truckin

Z said...

Oh, Jon I can't wait to see you again in Cleveland on January 30th!! I'm glad you're doing Winter Jam this year:)
See ya then!!

Anonymous said...

that was my first time at revovle and i loved everyone there you guys did awesome!!!