NEWSLETTER (JUNE 2016)
How are we all?
I am resting in a flat in COLOGNE in Germany, a little sickly from the sweet travels that I have done over the past weeks in Europe. I thought this would be a nice time to write a little letter to you all and tell you some things that have been happening over the past few months and to thank you for all your support that you continue to show.
As you may or may not be aware, I have spent the last Australian summer planning and recording a new EP for your kind ears to listen to. It has taken months of love and attention and good will from everybody involved to produce an item that is of genuine quality and I am very excited to share it with you in the next coming months. It is a 4 track concept based on a 19th century english convict coming to Australia. I wrote it some time ago on a farm in NEWCASTLE, Australia, all the way back in 2013, and now it is finally coming to light. If you like, you can PRE-ORDER and exclusive hard copy bundle before I put the thing through the PR factory machine. Just follow the link below. :)
Europe is as spectacular as ever. Truly a haven for musicians around the world. Ed and I got here in the early weeks of may and have been busking and doing shows mainly in GERMANY. My cellist friend and band mate, Stephanie (from Australia) joined us for one month and together we all played maybe five or six shows together, including the Festival of Folk in Teltow where people danced to my music for the very first time.
That was splendid.
We also played some very wonderful shows in Leipzig, organised by some very enthusiastic and kind friends there. There is a beautiful liberal spirit there firmly against the stagnant development in the city and and the growing nazi culture in europe. Thus it harbours some of the most inspirational, down to earth folk you could find.
In other adventures, just recently Ed and I have visited Amsterdam. We camped out in the east with Briar Rose & Sunshine. The city is very beautiful and the busking is good if you can avoid unwanted police behaviour. I cannot wait to go back and play some shows there and hang out with the people I met.
In the meantime I am gathering some strength again here in Colonge. I will be playing a house show on Saturday (RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org), learning some new songs, writing, and busking my little heart out before I head back across for more shows in Germany. Perhaps you will see me somewhere out there on the road. If you would like to know more about shows, just check the banner above, or keep tabs on Facebook & Instagram.
And that is all for now.
Thank you to everyone who has been following me endlessly over the internets and your kind words on the streets.
Without you guys, I'd be dead.