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Music Star Cafe Norderstedt, Germany October 9
Today was the 74th anniversary of John Lennon's birth (and on a personal note, the 25th anniversary of the greatest set of music I ever saw The Grateful Dead perform) and we spent the first half of it blasting down to Lunenburg  for a radio interview.  Jurg...

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Cafe De Fiets in Bremerhaven October 8
written by Rob Turner - Tour Manager Today started with the language barrier resulting in me putting something other than shampoo in my hair.  I looked carefully at the bottles.  I really did.  Examined them.....tried to discern just what was in them.  But ...

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Historical Hall @Alice Salomon School, Hannover, Germany October 7
written by Robert Turner - Tour Manager The drive to Hannover reminded me of my love/hate relationship with The Autobahn (a "bahn":is German for a track or a lane).  Many back in The States have a view of The Autobahn as being a free-for-all on which driver...

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Jon opens for Johanneke Johanneke at Het Arendman Huis (Adrie Arendsman's Gallery) in Enshede, NL October 6, 2014
This night was supposed to be an off-night.  Sure, it *sounds* good, but when you are traversing The Netherlands on a razor-thin budget an off-night is not even remotely helpful. Enter Johanneke Johanneke. She is a singer/songwriter we had met when Jon pl...

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de Opkamer Bed and Breakfast in Almelo, NL
written by Robert Turner - Tour Manager I was so fired-up about the Liedjesmakers Festival that I forgot to post about the fantastic bed and breakfast that was our home for two nights. It was called de Opkamer and located a stone's throw from the cities car...

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Liedjesmakers Festival Almelo, NL October 5, 2014
Our next stop was at the festival which made it all happen for us.  During last year's tour, Jon had performed a show at a place called Paco Plumtek (an anagram for capo and the Dutch word for guitar pick, plecktrum), a small theater run by a local musician...

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Jon and I were just about to arrive to the little downtown of Hellum, a young kid in a fancy car who had pulled to the side of the road with his hazard lights on suddenly began to turn back into traffic without turning the hazards off.  I had to swerve to a...

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Podium Cafe Peter and Leni October 3
written by Rob Turner - Tour Manager I have been humming Surprise Me Mr. Davis' "Home Away From Home," the last few days because that is what the Podium Cafe Pere and Leni has become to Jon and me.  Our hosts, Peter and Leni van Zeijl, have been supremely k...

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Fun night and great show in Gemert, The Netherlands

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On our way to the first show of Jon Shain's European Tour, we swung by the Kroller-Muller Museum in the central part of The Netherlands.
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