'tZwaantje and De Vriendschap

Great shows in Lichtenvoorde and Wadway.

After spending four days off in Lichtenvoorde it was a little homecoming just to return on Saturday for the show at 'tZwaantje. wonderful audience and old friends Johannes and Adri came. 

We drove the next morning, left at 10:30, to Wadway, near Hoorn in North Holland, on the Ijselmeer. What should have taken about one and a half hours took three hours because of lane closures on the A1 east of Amsterdam. they took 4 lanes down to 1 for construction. Not a good way to do things. It took and hour and 20 minutes to go 2 kilometers.

We arrived for the sound check only about 10 minutes late as we had allowed a lot of room for error.

It was an afternoon show at the Cafe de Vriendschap in Wadway. Very nice audience. The promoter was old friend Loek Lamers. He told a story to the audience of how we first met in 1988,  He gave me a ride from southern Germany to holland. In return I did a few songs as a guest at a show he was promoting for White Mountain Bluegrass. Great experience. Loek is an adventurer and American music lover who has been all over the US searching out traditional bands of all kinds.

We had dinner with Loek and our extended family in Holland. Richard was there with Zaou and Rolf and Rubio and Laura. It was great to see them. See the photo in Euro 2016 Photos (hover your mouse over Photos and you'll see the link).

Also photos of another cat that lives near Carel in Lichtenvoorde. This tour has a cat theme!

------ Hugh

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