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De Woonboot

We played last night in De Woonboot van Nelis en Leentje. Woonboot means houseboat, but thankfully it wasn't really a boat! We were worried.

It was a large restaurant and music venue. There were about 80 people, all very attentive…
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Germany and on to the Netherlands

We played on Sunday in Langenau, Germany, for our old friend, Peter Wroblewski and the Country Friends Koetz. Old friends and new. There were people there who have been following our music, individually and together, for 25 years. There were…
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Turbenthal and adios to Switzerland

We drove without any traffic problems from Waldkraiburg to Turbenthal. The border crossings were uneventful, a good thing. 

The gasthaus Tulpenbaum is in Feubrunn, just 5 km from Turbenthal. It's beautiful, set on a farm. I have photos in Euro…
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Waldkraiburg, Yes!

Longer drive, not too bad, easy border crossings into Austria and Germany.  

Amazing, warm, audience in the small Bistro inside the Kultur Haus.  So rewarding to play.

Wonderful to visit with Hanwjoerg Malonek again. It's been nearly 30 years since…
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Starting the slog!

This begins the hardest part of the tour. Not playing, but traveling. Tonight we are in Filzbach, where we started. This time we play! (photo in Euro 2016) Then a days drive to Waldkraiburg in Germany, back to Turbenthal, Switzerland…
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On the road again...

What a beautiful two days spent with Monika and Stephen in their home in Pieterlen. All I have to show for it is a picture of Buddy Butz, the cat chief of the mansion. (Euro 2016 under Photos. Just hover…
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Olten, Frutigen, and Pieterlen

It's been a whirlwind three days. From Laupen we drove to Olten. Martin, the promoter, found a new venue, the Shauraum, that we inaugurated. It's a cafe rather than a theater, but Martin set up a really good sound system…
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Laupen wonderful!

We left Sumiswald about 1P and got in the Hotel Baeren in Laupen about 2:30.  

Yes, another hotel Baeren. Animals are big for hotel names in Switzerland. They are mostly Baeren (bears), Hirschen (deers), Loewen (lions), or Adler (eagle).  Sternen…
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Sumiswald last night - terrific!

We left the Seminar hotel above the lake in Filzbach about 12:10 and drove to Sumiswald.  (See the photos in Euro Tour 2016).

Our GPS got confused driving through Muhlehorn because the streets go underneath each other and it didn't…
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And we begin!

Today Katy and I leave our alpen retreat in Filzbach, almost recovered from the journey across the pond, and embark on..."THE TOUR!"

Off to Sumiswald and beyond.

Among other wonders, I saw a small bird I believe to be the…
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Filzbach and Muhlehorn

Filzbach-

Katy and I arrived in Zurich airport this morning and managed to find our way to Filzbach halfway up the side of an Alp with two GPS's that didn't agree and finally Katy navigating with the paper maps. (See…
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Hello Europe and May Day show in Worcester, Mass

Hi all-

I"m writing this from JFK airport in NYC. Katy and I will be on the flight to Zurich in a couple of hours, then we start the tour. See SHOWS page for details.

ALSO- I will be in…