All The Latest /October 2017
October you all and this update is coming to ya from Teddington. Yessir. All of my shows over this side are done and dusted and I have a day off to collect my thoughts and my bits before I catch that o'dark thirty train to Gatwick on Tuesday.
Landed on the 20th of September and right outta the gates it was a race. Off the plane and onto a train and up to Manchester for a sold-out show with Slim Cessna's Auto Club. Cheers to Slim and Chris for as great show and Bernie for the hospitality. What a great time!
Next day it was back on a train to Gatwick and then over to Trondhiem where I meet up with my old bud Rhys Marsh. Was really nice to get to spend some time catching up. Had the occasion to visit his new studio and lay down a couple live tracks. Once I get the video duped and send him the files we is gonna hit ya with some cool video, Live From Autumn Songs. Keep your eagle eyes out for that. Yessir!
Kicked two live performances while there in Trondhiem as well. Friday it was Ila Brainnstasjon and Saturday we laid it on em at Kudos. And boy was it a time! Little video taste of Carnivore from the Kudos show in the sidebar. Big, big thanks to Morten, Jon and Isak for making a Breadfoot feel real welcome. You all is superstars, tell ya what!
Now if ya been playing along at home yup it's Sunday and it's awful early and I'm on a plane back to London to get my butt over to Come Down And Meet The Folks. Was indeed a pleasure to returning to the CDAMTF stage, yessir. Great to see a mess of old friends and make some new ones. It was lovely sharing the evening Darren Hayman who's Thankful Villages Project is just amazing! Big thanks to Alana Tyler for having me back and extra thanks to Patrick for the curry and the fine digs, (hoping next time round I can do more than just crash on the stage, yessir).
Lets see Monday was a day off. Dinner with my old friends Diana and River at the Red Lion then hung out and watched the Arsenal match.
Tuesday I was back on it at Nambucca. Could fun seeing my old bud Hank Osasuna and getting hear David Cronenberg's Wife again. Cheers to Gabs for the great sound and Tom and Mary for the sofa and late night grub.
Come Wednesday it was time for What's Cooking. Really wonderful to get up with my old bud Rambling Steve. Been too long. Joint is magical as ever, place was packed with great folks and boy was it a treat to have my face melted by the amazing Steve Hooker. An old school rocker with the riffs to prove it. Damn.
Coming up to the weekend first stop on Friday was Resonance 104.4 to have a session with the very gracious James Hodder on his most excellent program Tin Can Review. Had a super time and had I been there just a few minutes early I would have had a cjnace to meet one of my youngest brothers all time faves, Josh Ritter who just happened to have the session before mine. Way cool right?
Especially enjoyed getting an earfull of Mandolin Jack and seeing my old bud Thomas Truax and meeting his wife Catherine. Cheers to Vis the Spoon for the last minute gig and big thanks to Jack for the guide scouting and conversation on the way home.
Sunday, The Scallywag Moshpit was last show in England this time round. Was not so much a show as it was a 'hang out'. Made some art with some scallywags and picked some songs with the very talented Terry Edwards and got laughed at by the locals for wearing overalls. So over all certainly better than a stick in the eye for sure.
Did it so Tuesday, again, up at o'dark thirty and I'm headed for NYC. Looking forward to hanging with more old friends, hitting my old local, Iona's and chatting with my most favorite bartender Glenda.
Will also be kicking a pair of shows. One on Saturday with my buds from Sunshine Nights and then Sunday I'll be returning to the Sidewalk Cafe for to be part of a really super evening of music and poetry, featuring Jonathan Berger and The Woes.
Yessir! Gonna be a time!
Okay then well thanks for stopping by. I'm glad your here.