Monthly Archives: August 2011

Rain in Helsinki

Yes, I planned for summer when I left for Europe. Maybe that wasn’t smart..especially when heading to Scandinavia.


Would you believe the church was closed on Monday?

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Exiting Sweden…

…heading for Finland.






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Forest Giggles, Scandinavian Smiles

I should know by now that I should never put a number one by anything unless number two is already done. Yes, there were many more German Forest Giggles: the ATV ride to take Sanni’s son to the first day of school, the spontaneous children’s show with Lotan one morning on only a cup of coffee, then amazing jams with Singa who learned guitar and drums to my songs,which we then performed on a rowboat and in the bottom of a cave with a gang of German school kids. I guess the giggles weren’t all in the forest and they were definitely more giggles of joy rather than silliness, though I must say singing along with the bells in a the belfry in a castles complete with torture chambers was definitely silly.

Then I went to Copenhagen and got to play on a stage I think almost every day of the four I was there. Like Germany, I found a sweet community of musicians. We didn’t have all the bonding time like we did in the Monkees Headquarter like environment, with most of us in one cabin and extraordinary day trips, but with 200 songwriters, you’re bound to find some really great connections. Every time I got on stage in Copenhagen, I collaborated with someone I’d never played with before and in most cases had met within minutes of heading onstage, or in one case, the host just told me this guy’s gonna come up and play mid-set. That experience in particular turned out to be the funkiest sax driven version of “I See Everything” I’d ever done! And then SONiA asked me to join here onstage, which was a blast!

Tonight I’m just getting in from a really sweet show here in Stockholm where a gang of people I met in Copenhagen showed up, along with people I met in India, Los Angeles and, of course, here. The world is so incredibly small! I have no shows in Finland, my next stop, or Germany next week, yet. But I’ll be playing with my friend Jont, just outside of London a couple times next Saturday and Sunday before heading back to the states. Feeling great!

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Thu, 08/25: Clarion Hotel Sign/ROOTS FEST PART 2, Stockholm – 1 Song Only!

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Sat, 08/20: Copenhagen Songwriters Festival, Copenhagen

I play upstairs in the listening room in a song swap with a Swedish songwriter called Lene Killgren. Full hour of music and strangers discovering each other. I look forward to it!

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Fri, 26 August: Amsterdam & Galleri Aguéli, Stockholm – Two Sets!

So excited to be in Stockholm again!!

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Sat, 09/03: The Drawing Room, Chesham

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German forest giggle #1

“Here I sit broken hearted…” Well, a cloud burst and it began to pour while visiting the bathroom about 50 yards from my cabin. Not really broken hearted, however, because the facilities here are immaculate, and my flashlight/iPhone has good wifi connection! So I’ll take advantage of it.

It’s so great to be here in Germany with my hosts, Sanni and Manni! I feel like I’ve already made loads of new friends in just a few hours. Hopefully the rain will stop soon, so I can combat the jet-lag. The shows start at 6pm today!


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