Saturday 20 October 2018

NOT much time to hang around this morning – we need to get to Green Bay and pay Kip at Printables Inc for the tour t-shirts he printed and shipped to New York. He’s around ’til 1pm.We leave Wausau int he snow and hit Green Bay and Kip’s place with 15...

Sunday 14 October 2018

IT’S snowing when we wake up in Winona…and we’ve a good five hour drive to Chicago ahead. We pack up, say cheerio to Ken and hit the road, stopping at Perkins for some breakfast. The weather eases up and we take turns driving, arriving at our pals...

Thursday 11 October 2018

AFTER clearing the decks work-wise, we’re out the hotel by 11am and on the 150-mile journey north to Annandale, Minnesota. We stop for fuel and pick ip some stuff in a supermarket, grab a snack and continue on our way. Load in is 5pm and we want to get checked...

Saturday 25 November 2017

AFTER a lazy morning I do some last-minute online promo for tonight’s show at Strathblane Village Club and print off the list of advance ticket sales . I make a big pot of veggie black bean soup – a bit of an experiment after last week’s effort using...

Sunday 10 September 2017

BED & Breakfast places aren’t always very ‘musician-friendly’ when it comes to breakfast times and checkout…the place we’re in – Abermar Guest House – is pretty good tho’, allowing us to have breakfast up until 9am. And the...

Sunday 30 July 2017

UP early! Gotta get everything sorted and hit MugStock Festival by midday. My stage time on the main stage isn’t ’til 4.25pm, but we have to get parked up, loaded in and all sorted out. Old pal Paul Henry greets us when we check in at artist liaison and...

Tuesday 20 June 2017

MARGARET drops me, my guitar and all the video gear at Glengoyne distillery at 8am. We shooting a quick d-i-y video of Whisky in my Blood for World Music Day. It’s a fun and productive morning, then I’m given a lift home in the Glengoyne landrover....

Thursday 15 June 2017

A RUSH to get out the door to meet Catriona and Will and Glengoyne. I’d promised Will at Christmas that we’d go on a distillery tour at Glengoyne and we finally sorted a date.  While we’re on the tour Catriona and Margaret go to a place nearby...

Thursday 20 October 2016

THE Microtel in Fond Du Lac proves to be another breakfast disaster. Available ’til 10am says the sign, but t 9.30am there’ nothing – fridge empty, no yogurt, bread, bagels, muffins, cereal, milk…just a waffle machine and some crappy waffle batter....