06.27.15 The Derailers on a train?!?
Posted on June 30, 2015

06.27.15 The Derailers on a train?!?

We rode on at least 4 buses today. Some were nice (thanks boss!) after arriving in Augsberg, our friend Bill met us at the station and drove is all to his club – The Four Corners – in Untermeitingen, an hour or so West of Munich (which I just love to call “Munchen” because I plan to do some munchin’ on some pretzels and sausage! We did our sound check and ... Read more >

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06.26.15 Interlaken Switzerland
Posted on June 28, 2015

06.26.15 Interlaken Switzerland

  The Mavericks’ Raul Malo.         June 26 What a beautiful place!  We had no trouble getting up early enough to make it to the gigantic breakfast at the hotel provided.  My only complaint – the cheese had holes in it! After breakfast Bracken and I did some shopping and a little sightseeing. One of Interlaken’s biggest industries is tourism. They really do it up. We watched para-sailers gliding off the mountains high overhead all ... Read more >

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06.25.15 Switzerland!
Posted on June 26, 2015

06.25.15 Switzerland!

06.25.15 We left Austin Texas with a (mercifully) non-stop flight to London. Heathrow Airport kept our departure gate a secret from us until just before loading, but we found a sympathetic airline employee who helpfully (and correctly) predicted the number for us – A11. We made a short flight to Zurich, Switzerland and then rode in a van for a couple hours to beautiful Interlaken Switzerland. We are in the Swiss Alps, ... Read more >

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10.25.14 Home!
Posted on October 31, 2014

10.25.14 Home!

When I say “home” I mean the Broken Spoke, South Austin Texas – our “natural habitat”. After tons and tons of driving through Oklahoma and Texas, it was wonderful (and hot) to be in Austin again. The show at the Spoke was a flat-out, get-down party as always. Where do they find all those pretty girls? In November, the Spoke is turning 50. They are having special celebrations 10.31 – 11.08. ... Read more >

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10.24.14 Tulsa OK
Posted on October 31, 2014

10.24.14 Tulsa OK

I love a trip where we can visit the Zoo Bar and the Mercury Lounge in Tulsa. Both of those venues are similar in a lot of ways. They are both dedicated to featuring excellent roots music (and us!) and both have established themselves among musicians on the road as places where a fun time will be had. I got up early on Friday and ran some errands. We left the ... Read more >

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10.23.14 The Broken Spokesmen @ the Zoo Bar, Lincoln NE
Posted on October 30, 2014

10.23.14 The Broken Spokesmen @ the Zoo Bar, Lincoln NE

I think Thursday may have been the most fun day of this whole trip. Now the secret can be told: We booked a secret show at the Zoo Bar in Lincoln. Thursday night is “Country Club” night at the Zoo. We had the day off, and they didn’t have anyone booked, so we took the show as our alter egos “The Broken Spokesmen”. We really wanted all of the attention to ... Read more >

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Lincoln NE 10.22.14
Posted on October 27, 2014

Lincoln NE 10.22.14

On Wednesday I made breakfast for Ed and Brian again and we did a little laundry. After noon, we visited our pal Jeff Loos at Backtrack Records www.backtrackrecords.com. Check out Backtrack if you are a vinyl records collector. Brian talked to Jeff about Beatles records, and I was able to find a couple CDs by regional bands The Coachmen, and the Heartmurmurs. Between Backtrack Records and downtown was a Runza restaurant. ... Read more >

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