2016 was a busy year with a total of 62 shows. 2017 has been busy so far. I have played at Pustervik recently and I have soon enough songs to record a new album. I hope to go to Nashville again in the spring, maybe during TinPanSouth. I have applied to a number of festivals, both as a singer-songwriter and with my band, so we’ll see what happens. Look out for my blog in 2017!
Thanks to all who came to see me play at Vida la vida! More shows are coming up. Again at Vida la vida on December 16, 2016. I’m also doing some private shows with my new band. Please come and see me play är Vida la vida. Friday December 26th 2016 at 6pm. Fjärde Långgatan 48, Göteborg.
Please come and see me play at Vida la vida cultural festival. Friday November 18th 2016 at 6pm. Fjärde Långgatan 48, Göteborg. It will be my 53rd show this year 🙂
Welcome to International Music & Culture Festival Vida La Vida, Friday 18/11 6pm to 10pm! Theme: Love & Peace
Artists & speakers :
Thorsten Jakobsson: Country music inspired songs
Fredrik Hagstedt : Improvisin music & poetry for Int.festival Vida La Vida
Patric & Co. “Bien Venue” French music
Martin Lindeskog: Tea culture
Lena Israel: Gypsy and Rusian music
Apadana: Persian pop music
My last trip to Nashville was a great experience. I will write a number of posts about that. But, the first thing I managed to do was to play again at the World Famous Bluebird Café. I have been there before, but never had any photo-evidence of my visits. This time it was luckily filmed by my new friend George Erastus. The Bluebird has become so famous after the TV show Nashville that people stand in line for hours just to be in the audience for open mic!
I have played many times at a café called Vida La Vida. This week it was time to come back for a show. Always nice to come back. Click on the picture if you want to see a video from the show.
There will be a lot of music the following week. On Thursday March 3, I’m planning to play the open mic at Västerhus in Göteborg. On Sunday March 6, I’m going to the open stage at Pustervik. Finally on Tuesday March 8, I’m playing a show at Vida La Vida.
Every time I go to Nashville, I meet new friends. A couple of years ago I met Rich Eckhardt at the open mic at Douglas Corner. This time I had the opportunity to meet up again at the Tin Roof. Rich plays lead guitar with Toby Keith and is also a regular musician on the Abc tv show Nashville. He plays in both Raynas and Lukes band on the show. It was great to hear some stories from the inside.
I love to see the Time Jumpers when I have a chance. This time the show was sold out, but I was lucky and could get in anyway a while into the first set. The Time Jumpers play every monday and every time I’ve seen them, Vince Gill has been in the band! I found a seat on the side and could enjoy a great show. Had also a chance to see Ranger Doug after the show.
The Time Jumpers with Vince Gill on guitar
Me and Ranger Doug
I always watch the American Pickers show on Discovery Channel. But when I found out that Mike Wolf on the show has his shop in Nashville, I knew that I had to take a visit. The shop is in an area called the Marathon Village. It is a really nice place with a lot of small shops. Mikes store is called Antique Archeology. The shop has many items that has been on the Tv show. I even saw Bill Blacks bass (which isn’t really Bill Blacks bass if you have seen the show).
I had read that Jack White has a recordstore in Nashville. I had some spare time so I decided to pay a visit. Outside I saw a garage door open. Out came a nice black car. I thought it might be Jack himself. It looked like him, it was him! I kept looking, he looked back and waved, I waved back.
Inside I immediately recognized the old recording booth that I saw on the Tonight show when Jack was visiting. At that time Neil Young recorded a song in that booth. It turned out that I could record myself for 15 $. So that is what I did! I have recorded in the same studio as Neil Young!