By geez, have I got stories for you…
I’m just back from a month in Germany, where I was playing bass in Jennifer Roland‘s band, as part of the Irish Folk Festival, which is a gig that’s been traveling around Germany for some 30 years. CRAZY.
We started at the Cologne Philharmonic, the most amazing concert hall.
I got shown a recently discovered hiding place for wartime Jews at our venue in Pforzheim. Played a circus in Munich. Stayed in the Reeperbahn (the world-famous red-light district) in Hamburg, saw Tower of Power (!)…
…then Grandmaster Flash, the same night. Arrived in Berlin the night of the 20th anniversary of the falling of the Wall. Only-on-tour stories, I call’em.
And must say: toured with amazing folks. Besides my colleagues Jenny, Keithy, Buddy and Jason, also had a blast hanging out with Tommy O’Sullivan, Niamh Parsons and Graham Dunne, and The David Munnelly Band. A finer bunch you couldn’t have on the road. I miss ’em all like crazy.
So, now that that’s done, we’re getting back on this record releasing thing. The date is just about confirmed, for mid-January. I’ll have more news before too long…
Hey, if you’re in the Halifax area, I’m playing tonight at the Rose and Kettle, out at the Cole Harbour Heritage Farm. Also, Saturday night, at the Lunenburg County Winery with my dudes Steve Bowers and Fleur Mainville. I haven’t seen either in 6 weeks. Like I said, great to be back.