24th of November

by on November 24th, 2015

Jim Robertson in Virginia is a wonderful musician with a fabulous collection of musical instruments that he had to shift in order that I could perform at his house. This is the good stuff that has hard cases.
A two hour tailback on the way to my final gig at Catoctin Creek distillery, which deprived me of my afternoon nap! The gig was great, by the gleaming stills and amongst the barrels.
I roosted with lovely folks Tracy and Richard in Loudon Co Va. They helped me get the critical end-of-tour packing sorted out and plied me with some select malts. Snapped this majestic bald eagle on the way to the airport, it was even closer but flew up to a tree when I pulled over. Thanks America for another wonderful trip. Enjoy Thanksgiving on Thursday and I’ll enjoy St Andrews Night on the 30th!

17th of November

by on November 17th, 2015

Spare the rod and spoil the child…

16th of November

by on November 17th, 2015

James and the Giant Peach… Had a great show down in Verbena AL where it’s all just peachy.. would love to get back when the fruit is in season, but did have some wicked peach cobbler from my host Ola.
A field of cotton just about to be harvested. It is an amazing plant, which used to be picked entirely by hand. The pods are really tough and could cut your fingers to ribbons.
A fresh bale of cotton, soon to be socks!

15th of November

by on November 15th, 2015

My praline pecan upside-down apple pie, which was lovingly baked by Marcella in Homewood AL has become a wonderful highlight of my November tours. It is to die for and I display worryingly Gollumesque protectiveness towards it – my precious! It has to be turned upside down whilst still scalding hot in a operation that would shame the Great British Bake off judges. Oh and I also did a great concert at the Wren’s Nest.
Nice ass…I’ll get my coat…My hostess Dorlea in Northern Alabama has a menagerie of animals that her husband Glen looks after.These guys are very friendly.
This turkey is thinking very carefully about its Thanksgiving invitation..
This bird is literally a walking flytying shop, the translucent green herl in the tail is much prized in many different patterns.

12th of November

by on November 12th, 2015

“Why are there so many songs about rainbows?” A classic White River ‘bow.
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“My kinda town..” Right fishing break over, back to work…