Crazy Folk at Dotty’s

‘Folk is great, beer is good, people are crazy’ If ever the Bonn Folk Club lived up to it’s motto, it was tonight s show at Dotty’s Sports Bar with special guests Schank.  If there is a better place to find professional, amateur and hobby musicians enjoying an evening of music together in Germany, or even  on planet Earth in general for free, then I would be surprised indeed.

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Jazz Legend Chris Barber in Bonn

17 January sees the return of a Jazz/Blues legend to Bonn.  Chris Barber brought skiffle to Britain via his one time band member Lonnie Donegan, but is most famous for introducing Europe to the Blues by booking  legendary performers such as Big Bill Broonzy, Muddy Waters, Sister Rosette Tharpe , Sonny Terry and Brownie McGee.

If you want to know more about Barber’s fascinating background then check out the in-depth INTERVIEW that John Harrison did with Chris for  The term ‘unsung Hero’ is often bandied around carelessly, but Chris Barber is such a man – oh, and as my REVIEW from his show a couple of year’s ago proves, he still makes great music!  The concert is at Bad Godesberg Stadthalle so don’t miss it!




Review of 2017

Some of the highlights for me this year were not about music itself but interviews with people who make it and clearly care about it very much.   Sitting in the warm sunshine of an April afternoon with a cold beer as Henrik Freischlader described his love for a hero of mine Gary Moore.  Actually getting to interview a real hero of mine in Rock Legend Ian Hunter, and ending the year getting the lowdown on Samantha Fish’s plans in the week she made it to top place on America’s prestigious Billboard Blues Chart.  Three very different people but all sharing an obvious love for what they do.

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Happy Christmas 3songsbonn followers

Many thanks dear faithful readers for coming to my site in 2017.  I hope you enjoyed reading about the great music from this area of the world.  Seeing what was written about shows you saw and even seeing what you missed about shows that you didn’t see (don’t worry about the latter – there really is so much good music here that you can’t catch it all).  On that subject, sorry if your favourite show or your band’s show didn’t get a mention.  It wasn’t personal, good reporters/photographers are hard to find on a budget of zero!

What better way to wish all readers of 3 songs Bonn a Merry Christmas than with a video of a song from Bonn?
Here’s local Blues Matador Bill Baum and his Bluesbenders with some Christmas cheer of a Bluesy kind.
Merry Christmas readers – one and all!


Kunst!Rasen 2018

Alanis Morissette (18 July) and Steve Winwood (5 July) are new additions to next year’s Kunst!Rasen season in Bonn.
It’s currently Winwood’s only German show and his website is already showing ‘only a few tickets left’!!!
More additions still to come – so stay tuned!