International traveling is humbling at best… sort of like life sometimes. I drove from Laconia to Logan in Boston, flew to NY. Changed terminals, flew to Heathrow, changes terminals and planes and arrive in Helsinki with a suitcase and no guitar. I had faith though, and the guitar showed up early the next morning. Anyway, my cousin Tuula drove from Porvoo to Helsinki and took me back to her family farm for the afternoon. ‘I thought you had sheep,’ I said. ‘They’re in the freezer,’ was her rejoinder. ‘Let’s eat!’ Which we did… lamb burgers.
I am an American… not a Finnish/American… but my roots are here in this ancient land… and they run deep.
It is Fall here… and the days are getting darker and the sky is grey… but the people are bright, and it’s always good to see family!
Then ancient architecture reminds me so much of my grandparents… although they were not at all sentimental about leaving to seek a new life in America!
Hot Tuna 41, 2013
The Acoustic Trio
Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady
And Barry Mitterhoff
Helsinki Hall Of Culture
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
1. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out
2. Second Chances
3. Hesitation Blues
4. Goodbye To The Blues
5. I See The Light
6. Come Back Baby
7. Vicksburg Stomp
8. How long Blues
9. Good Shepherd
10. That’ll Never Happen No More
11. I Am The Light Of This World
12. I Know You Rider
Well that’s about it for now. Tomorrow we’re off to Tampere to play the Tampere Concert Hall.
For me… it’s bed time now.