American Folk Art Museum Tonight

  Who’s in Manhattan and finishing work around 5.30pm today? I am honoured with a ‘U’ to once again be invited to play the Free Music Friday’s Series at The American Folk Art Museum. Thanks Lara Ewen for curating this as well as everything else you do for live music in this town. . Music starts 5.30pm,…

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John Wayne Working Merchandise Table

Somewhere outside of Munich, January 26th, 2016 Two days in Munich. I am tired. Back on the train. Munich was really fun. Paul Solecki from Kansas was my minder for the last few days. I use this term only half jokingly. Along the way, I feel very very fortunate to catch up with old friends…

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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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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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Time Traveling with a German Photographer

Once Upon A Time in Cork Twenty years, and at least as many lifetimes ago, I was a student at University College Cork. A picturesque old campus, complete with a river, an old chapel, a bar, some newer uglier buidings, thousands of students, and plenty of trees. As well as displaying a passing interest in…

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Paris to Strasbourg – Train of Thoughts

Typing at 296km/hr I’m somewhere outside of Strasbourg on a train. Typing at about six words a minute and 296km/hour. Who says men can’t multitask? Paris is behind me. I am glad I went. In all I did three gigs, the final one last night at le Connetable making sense of the entire leg. The…

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