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new years eve .. - December 31, 2012

Oh the Germans love their fireworks and when they get permission to use them, you're gonna hear it. All night long.
Happy New Years Eve. I have my earplugs out.

"blues" - December 21, 2012

To commemorate the end of the world I uploaded my CD "Blues" on youtube for all to hear in full length.
That makes number 8 !!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sgUh9qyJgEc

xmas fest ... - December 9, 2012

I just rolled in from playing at the Christmas dinner for the homeless of Heidelberg. It was packed this year. There must have been two hundred people. I leaned in to a batch of Robert Johnson and Blind Willie Johnson tunes and then sat down for a great meal. The homeless dudes were rocking, standing up in the aisles and dancing to "John the Revelator". Pretty wild.

"hellrides and hollywood waltzes" - December 4, 2012

I just uploaded my full album "Hellrides and Hollywood Waltzes" on youtube. It was recorded in the Black Forest by Thomm Jutz.
That makes number seven !

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=puP-RlBAdiU

immeldorf ... - December 3, 2012

My second night in Bavaria was even better than the first. I played for two and a half hours and got a wonderful reception from the crowd.

desolation row .. - December 1, 2012

The show last night in Gunzenhausen went great. The Bavarian Dead Heads all came out so i played Bob Dylans' classic, "Desolation Row" for them. That took up half of the first set :-)

"crooked smile" - November 27, 2012

I just uploaded the full album "Crooked Smile" by the Goodman Brothers on youtube. That's number six !

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwEqllkU-2I

nuernberg ... - November 27, 2012

The trip to Berlin was fantastic. What a town !
I'll be traveling to Nuernberg for the weekend. I have two good gigs booked there.

the big town ... - November 24, 2012

I'm up in Berlin. I'm heading over to Berlin Guitars presently to meet with some local singer-songwriters. We'll talk some shop and kick around a few ideas. It's an amazing city that reminds me of New York. It has that big town vibe with a lot of creative energy.

"walk the street alone" - November 16, 2012

I just uploaded the full album "Walk The Street Alone" on youtube. That's number 5 so far.
Hope you enjoy it !

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=EghyFjQhUd0

berlin ... - November 15, 2012

I'll be heading up to Berlin next week on Thursday. I'll stop in and see my fellow American, Leonard Lott at Berlin Guitars. Leonard is a cool dude. He sells great instruments by day and by night converts the entire store into the best singer/songwriter venue in Germany. Now that's cool.

http://www.berlin-guitars.com

"blues from the gospel" - November 8, 2012

I'm uploading all my albums on youtube so people can hear them in their entirety with no cost.
Here's a link for the fourth one. I hope You'll enjoy it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-hM6NI6XAg&feature=youtu.be

four more years ... - November 7, 2012

Wow. What a day !
I'm enjoying this.

"south philly 1986" - November 3, 2012

It's a rainy night in Germany. I've been in the studio all day. I uploaded another album on youtube.
"South Philly 1986". I hope you enjoy it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MipUCjqAKuI

"ghost town" - October 31, 2012

I just uploaded my full album "Ghost Town" with Thomm Jutz on youtube. Hope you enjoy it. More to come.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6gUV_jQsOg

"rescue" - October 28, 2012

I'm uploading all my albums on youtube so people can hear them in their entirety free of charge.
Here's a link for the first one ....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IiDwSSMkctM&feature=youtu.be

studio ... - October 26, 2012

I'm in the studio while Hurricane Sandy approaches New Jersey 3,000 miles away.

winter closing in ... - October 24, 2012

I'm back in Heidelberg a few days now. It's a little cold and grey but I feel good. I've had a few good recording sessions since I've been back and also recorded a song for my Goddaughters' ninth birthday. I'll bring it over to her tonight and get the cake and ice cream blessing. I think she's gonna dig it because it's a rocker and so is she.

sunny and warm - October 16, 2012

We're having beautiful weather here in Villefranche. I have a small Martin guitar I'm able to practice on and write with. I talked with a few club owners about some gigs down here. My brother Jon is doing well. We're staying out of trouble. Life is good. I'll be heading home to Heidelberg on friday.

france ... - October 11, 2012

I'm back in the south of France again. My brother Jon and I are going to Nice for the day. It's great to hang out with my little brother. We've known each other a long time.

herbstfest .. - September 29, 2012

I'm back in Heidelberg where the weather is beautiful and the crisp smell of autumn is in the air. I really love this time of year. Today is the Heidelberger Herbst which is the autumn festival in the old town. The place will be jammed and it ought to be a good one. I forgot to mention that I ran into Ringo Starr again in Monaco before I left France and had a nice talk with him. He's a very animated and brilliant guy. Not to mention he's in great shape for 72 years old. I dare say he could run circles around me.
I play a private party tonight and will return to the south of France as soon as I take care of a few things here in Germany.

flash flood .. - September 24, 2012

We're in the midst of an intense thunderstorm in Villefranche. One moment all was calm and then ten minutes later the water was coming down the outside stairs like a full on waterfall. It seems to be passing by now but it was very intense. I'm real glad I didn't have to fly today. Heading back to Germany tomorrow afternoon.

song with jon ... - September 20, 2012

My brother Jon and I wrote a song today. This is the first one we've ever written together. Jon had all the words and the rough melody completed by the time I woke up this morning. I've been banging out an arrangement throughout the day. He's a natural. I always figured he would be.

pirate church .. - September 20, 2012

There's a very old Catholic church here in Villefranche that I visit daily. It's called Monastery Église Saint-Michel. I call it the pirate church because it has this great seafaring pirate vibe to it. It's dark and spooky inside with huge paintings of different saints in peculiar states of ecstasy and life size wood carvings that were painstakingly created by galley slaves several hundred years ago.
Cool place.

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=Église%20Saint-Michel%20villefranche&psj=1&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.&biw=1280&bih=686&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi&ei=fihbUJfvE-G50QWahoDABA

Ragtime Millionaire - September 18, 2012

Wow, I just had the best Vietnamese food I've ever eaten. The restaurant, Le Mekong, is a famous hole in the wall in a back alley of Villefranche. I try not to blog about food but that was unbelievable. I spent yesterday roaming the streets of Monte Carlo and today in Nice. I'm a poor bluesman in the French Riviera.
I feel like the guy in the old song called "Ragtime Millionaire".

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qg-MPnFLkWk
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