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There’s a Monastery Under My Bed

  Tuesday February 9th, Gent, Belgium In my hurry to book somewhere cheap this morning I failed to read the small print. I entered something along the lines of “cheap private room” into the “I am watching you” machine, found one almost within budget, within walking distance of the train and venue, clicked, the “yeah, […]

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If you see something, say something

Saturday February 6th, 2016 – Train from Liege to Den Haag There are soldiers and armed police with sniffer dogs and bullet proof vests all over the station. I refuse to have my good spirits dampened. I had another magic night in Liege last night. I played my third gig at le Cafe du Parc. […]

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Amsterdam and Groningen

Wednesday February 3rd, 2016 Train from Groningen to Rotterdam Here I am again, typing as the lowlands fly by my window. I am very tired today. I had to leave earlier than I imagined and could use some more sleep. Otherwise, I am feeling good and feeling grateful. A quick recap. In the Port of […]

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Pirate or Chimney Sweep?

Monday, February 1st, Train from Minden to Amsterdam What a great weekend. I played a Church built in 1683. A breakfast concert in French Cafe in Germany. A 43rd Birthday Party for a Kazakhstani chimney sweep. Another house concert for another Chimney sweep. Schornsteinfeger is the German for chimney sweep. Like, you didn’t already know […]

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Laughter, Rain and a Country Music Co-Write

  Friday Morning, January 29th, Rheinterassen Collins, Rees I can hear the wind rattling on the roof from my attic room. As I’ve previously mentioned, from this window on the Rhine, you will in any given hour see a huge variety of unlikley objects floating up or down stream. Cars, coal, tanks, helicopters, shipping container. […]

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Eating Vegetables with Head of Haldern Pop Festival

Sunday Morning, January 24th – Train from Cologne to Munich I’m back on the train with heavy eyelids and a happy heart. Last night I played, I think my best gig of the tour so far at Mel and Ulf’s house concert in Niederkassel, just outside Cologne. They’ve been instrumental in helping make this tour […]

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