Dispatches from the road from our wayfaring travelers.
We arrived safely in England yesterday and we’re having a great adventure. We’re staying with Chris Pentney who is a Folkworks Programme Manager at The Sage Gatehead. Chris came to visit us at the Old Town School of Folk Music last year, she’s taking very good care of us and three of us sang and jammed into the night!
We landed in London yesterday and then took the tube to King’ Cross and then a beautiful train ride to Newcastle. This is the same train I rode several years ago with Bau Graves, Robert Tenges, Barbara Silverman, Boogie McClarin, Joe Filisko and Steve Levitt. That’s how we all got to know each other, traveling with music is such a great way to make friends!
We saw a great concert last night by an Irish group called Four Men and a Dog
They were so fun! They showed great musicianship, showmanship and generosity! I giggled a lot, the music was really fun. We got to meet them after the show and shake their hands and share some stories.
We saw them in Hall two at The Sage Gateshead last night which is a 10-sided hall where chairs can be moved around to change the feeling of the space.
More adventures, today!