Merry Xmas & Happy New Year!

IMG_3612-EditTo everyone who has clicked on this site since I went online – many thanks for your interest and support.

I hope you will come back to see what’s happening in Bonn on the music scene in 2015.

There’s a new Kunst!Rasen Season coming with Joan Baez and Zaz.   Great concerts from the likes of JJ Grey & Mofro, Band of Friends, Poppa Chubby, Thorbjorn Risager and King King at the Harmonie. A year of Folk Clubs with International Guests at Haus Müllestumpe and lots more.

See you in2015!

AJK – CD Release Concert

DSC_1762-ResizedNew Release concerts can be rather strange affairs. Preaching to the converted, audiences made up not just of fans and friends, but also family. Listeners from 9 to 90 and all points in between.   Alex Krienke, as lead singer with the family friendly Sunny Skies and the Metal friendly Killerz has naturally picked up a wide-ranging fan base. Thankfully though the music at Bonn Harmonie by his band AJK was as eclectic as the audience.

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Wine, Whiskey and Simon Kempston – Bonn Folk Club December

SimonWith a special theme of ‘Wine, Women and Whiskey’ it seems appropriate that the December Folk Club meeting at Haus Müllestumpe has a very special guest from Scotland .  Simon Kempston was one of THE highlights of last years Folk Club sessions and he will be bringing old and new songs to his appearance next Friday (5 December).  Evenings start will as ever be 7pm but the evening has already been mentioned in the local General Anzeiger newspaper so I recommend coming early  if you don’t want to stand up until Jock Stewart makes his appearance at around 10pm.

More details at: FOLK CLUB BONN BLOGSITE and SIMON KEMPSTON

True to Blue – Samantha Fish Interview

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From the Knuckleheads Saloon in Kansas to the Harmonie Bar in Bonn.  Samantha Fish has come a long way in a short time.  Before her recent Bonn show with Mike Zito she supplied some tips for keeping sane on the road, along with news on the next disc she’s working on.  Call it Blues?  Best call it the next Samantha Fish disc – categories are for music shops – not for music fans.  3SongsBonn had a few minutes to talk with the blonde bombshell from Kansas.

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New Blues, New Start – Mike Zito in interview

Zito2“I am not writing this blog because I think I am a spiritual guru or because I believe I have special insight into the recovery programs that might save your life –   I am writing this blog to save mine.
Mike Zito pulls no punches in the introduction to his online blog ‘A Bluesman in Recovery’.  It’s his description of a successful battle against drug and alcohol abuse.  It’s a bold, honest statement;  and  it’s also typical of Zito’s sincerity as I discovered when he took the time for a short interview before his recent appearance at Bonn Harmonie. Along the way I also discovered why he felt it was time to quit a Supergroup and why the future of the Blues is a healthy one…

 

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