Win Free Admission to Physical Graffiti at the Harmonie

Blues fans will know Andrew Elt through his work with Walter Trout but he is also singer with top Led Zeppelin cover-band Physical Grafitti
3songbonn has two guest tickets for the concert on Sunday 29 Sept at Bonn Harmonie to give away.

To win, just send an email to with subject/Betreff  ‘Competition’ and answer this question:

Where was the stairway that Led Zeppelin sang about leading to?

The first correct answer wins two guest passes!

(In association with ELH Promotion)


Richard Limbert – ‘Richard Limbert’ (Timezone Records)

It’s hard to believe that Richard Limbert is now 27.  I still have this picture in my minds-eye of a lively but slightly shy teenager wielding a twelve-string guitar at Bonn Folk Club.  Then one day he left the ‘stage’ and went for an audience walk-about with guitar in hand – almost certainly singing a Dylan song as he went.  Things were never the same again with Richard – thankfully.


Richard Limbert seems to have been a free spirit since that day.  His walking has sadly taken him to Leipzig (to study Musicology – what else?!) and his music has matured along with his age as a new CD, titled simply ‘Richard Limbert’ proves.  The CD came out last week and a release party at Tonelli’s in Leipzig was by all accounts a great success.  Time then to take a close look at where Bonn Folk Club’s ‘wandering son’ is now musically…

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Poppelsdorfer Strassenfest with Winterfeld & Sunny Skies

The Poppelsdorfer Strassenfest has become a popular place to be over the years.  Indeed, by 7pm I usually feel like an ant trying to cross a motorway without getting knocked down or indeed, squashed flat.  Good news then that two bands I wanted to catch were due onstage before that watershed time of chaos.  Winterfeld and Sunny Skies were the bands in question – yes, Sunny Skies playing whilst the sun was actually in the sky…

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Dottendorf Blues Festival- Day 1

Now in its third year, the annual Blues Festival in Dottendorf’s Jazz stronghold at the Ortszentrum is a welcome event that really should attract a lot more attention than it does. Under the watchful eye of local Blues afficianado Bill Baum, you can be sure of quality music at an attractive price. This year’s event kicked off with an interesting combination of local youngsters the Chain Gang Kings and top Bielefeld Blues Man Michael Merwyk who has gigs with Larry Garner and guest appearances with Big Daddy Wilson to the credit of his CV as well as a super 2nd place in the 2013 Memphis International Blues Challenge.

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JazzTube Week 2

JazzTube week 2 was a relatively peaceful affair musically speaking.  Three tube stations and three bands for whom mood and atmosphere were paramount.  A perfect way to wind down after a hectic week’s work courtesy of Stadtwerke Bonn in fact.

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You had to get there early for a good place on the grass beside the Stadtgarten Stage.  Perfect weather for a picnic with free music was on offer on both Friday courtesy of Die Musikstation and Saturday courtesy of PopCamp.  Seven bands in two nights, so there really was something for everyone, and if a band didn’t catch your attention then there was always a chance to sunbathe or share a bottle of wine with friends.  Bonn Summer Magic was indeed in the air!

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Jazz Tube Week 1

This Friday saw the first evening of bands hoping to make it to 11 October when the musicians most voted for will appear in the Jazz Tube Final at the Pantheon Theatre.

As ever, there was a feeling that choosing a favourite was a matter of choosing between chalk and cheese.  Three very able concerts delivered with three styles that were poles apart but all great to hear.

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Stadtgarten Magic

If you missed last night’s Stadtgarten concert at Alten Zoll you missed a night of local magic.

The sun is expected again for tonight’s concert introduced by PopCamp.  Live music will be provided by three upcoming bands: Floatiz, Jeremias and Planschemalöör so bring a picnic blanket and enjoy the Stadtgarten Summer Magic!

6:30 pm Floatiz

7:45 pm Jeremias

8:45 pm Planschenmalöör