Tuesday 25 October 2017

The hardcore at the Nahma aftershow enjoy a wee taste of Glengoyne

The hardcore at the Nahma aftershow enjoy a wee taste of Glengoyne

WE sleep in. Totally mis-managed the time difference!

Regardless, there’s an amazing spread of breakfast stuff waiting when we get downstairs and we eat and then enjoy chatting with Charley over coffee.

Part three of the tour videoblog has been uploading overnight and is finally live.

These guys have bought the old general store next door to the Nahma Inn and Charley’s happy to show us round. Wow. What a place. Like going back into a massive 1950s time capsule.

Then we take a wander down to the older burner tower by the water and enjoy hearing about the history of this amazing wee place.

Back at the inn, we load in all the gear an get set up for tonight’s show.

I’m keen to make a quick video in the old general store so we grab the banjo and do some guerrilla filming in the store…and I edit it up into a fun wee video. We didn’t have an audio recorder and the camera loses focus in places, but it’s a nice way to remember our visit.

Laurie make sis dinner…a huge frack of amazing ribs for me, and a chicken salad for Margaret then we chill in  our room until near showtime. It sounds like there’s a handful of noisy folks downstairs…or a big crowd. We head downstairs and find the latter 🙂

Additional chairs have been brought in to accommodate the extra folks and I have a brilliant time playing for one of the best audiences ever. Fantastic. And to add to the whole thing, our pal JJ – who promoted my Racine show – has driven 4-½ hours with his girlfriend to surprise us 🙂

There’s plenty of time to chat after rate show and then a hardcore of us hang out in the bar and the drink and banter continue ’til about 3am. Quite a special night.

We finally get part thrEe of the tour videoblog uploaded!



Monday 24 October 2016

Sharing a Glengoyne with our hosts Charley and Laurie Macintosh at the Nahma Inn before tomorrow's show :-)

Sharing a Glengoyne with our hosts Charley and Laurie Macintosh at the Nahma Inn before tomorrow’s show 🙂

AFTER breakfast I try and get part three of the tour videoblog finished – some videoclips to be added, a voiceover added and then saved as a file for Facebook and YouTube.

I’m still at it when we need to check out, then I sit in the hotel lobby and get my blog done before we head off. We stop at a  mall and Margaret looks round T J Maxx while I sit in the van and finish editing the videoblog. We’ll upload it when we get to Nahma.

Afte a stop at #1 Pho in Green Bay or lunch we carry on our journey up to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula (the UP – pronounced ‘you-pee’). We split the 150-mile drive to Nahma where I have a night off before tomorrow’s show at the Nahma Inn…we’re staying there tonight too.

When we get there, though, the place is in darkness. I’m about to panic when Charley – who owns and runs the place with his wife Laurie – pulls up and welcomes us. They weren’t sure if we were arriving tonight…a wee bit of a breakdown in communication between the booker and the rest of us, but it’s no problem.

We’re shown to a room then sat down at the bar with a few beers and other drinks…and time to share a Glengoyne with our hosts.

Laurie rustles up some burgers…made with smoked brisket. Until now, the best burgers we’d ever tasted were at the Court’n House, Eau Claire, but Laurie’s burgers at the Nahma Inn top them by a mile. Both of us are agreed. These are the best we’ve ever tasted 🙂

We have a few more beers, realise we’ve crossed a time zone and head to bed. This is an amazing place and we can;t wait for tomorrow 🙂