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Catching up with myself

Monday January 18th, The train from Kiel to Hamburg There is a moment that comes with sitting down on a train. A moment of sheer relaxation. I have found the station on time. I am no longer lugging my bags across town. My job in the coming hours is to sit. Last night I played […]

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What to do when the power fails at a festival

Photo by Shel Ly Sunday Morning, January 17th, Düsseldorf     The sun is shining on last night’s snow.  I played the Düsseldorf Acoustic Festival. What a great night it turned out to be. More of that later. First, I want to capture a few impressions from the last few days before they slip away. […]

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Snapshots from 2015: A New Road video

’All We Have Become’.  Album completion, release and tour. Chicago blizzard. Denver. My first Pacific Northwest tour. Thank you Paul. Multnomah falls. Portland. Food trucks. McMenamin’s. Salt baths. Eugene.  Breweries. The homeless singing under the bridge in the rain. Me, nearby in a cartoon of a motel. Hoola hooper in Hood River.  Seattle. Beautiful gig. […]

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The Busking Police

I saw two guys busking together today, one sullenly staring at a laptop, the other holding a ukulele.  I had four immediate thoughts: Young people these days! They’d not have lasted long on Marlboro St, Cork with the post late bar, fast food fountaineers. Yes, fountaineeers. I am ancient. I have self censored d. I […]

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Goodbye to The Path Cafe

“No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man.” —Heraclitus The Path Cafe is closing. I have been hesitant to post about this. While, it is a blow for me, I am conscious of the fact that it is far worse news for many others. […]

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