Circumstance meant 3songs could only manage a visit to the very last of this year’s four day Rockpalast Crossroads Festival at the Harmonie. Modern technology meant a bit of ‘Catch Up’ was possible though, with the festival being streamed online and available to anyone from Bonn to Bondi Beach with an internet connection. My catch-up suggests that the final show may well have been the best of the bunch – Utrecht Prog-Rockers Birth of Joy and Glaswegian Phil Campbell’s band The Temperance Movement provided the fireworks – I arrived in time to see them crackle into a sparkling nights Rock.
Tucked away on Ben Poole’s Facebook page is a snippet of video showing King King headed back to the stage as a packed Harmonie screams for an encore. A smiling Alan Nimmo stops for a moment to ask a young lady “Great show darling?” Well I managed to get the young lady’s answer to that question Alan. King King take Bonn Harmonie by storm and guest writer Elisabeth Kassing takes up the story…
It seemed like a ‘dream team’ bill – King King supported by Laurence Jones, and like all dreams, it never made it to the cold light of day. In it’s place came the news that suppport slot for King King’s Harmonie gig last week would go to another shining star of British Bluesrock guitar Ben Poole. Many readers will have seen Poole at the Yardclub in Cologne, some even possibly as guitarist a few years back with Dani Wilde. For me it was a first chance to catch the man live and add a question mark to the title of Ben Poole’s latest cd release ‘Time Has Come’.
It seems hard to believe but this website is celebrating it’s 6th birthday today.
A big THANK YOU to everyone who comes back here and has kept the page going!
For the curious, HERE is the original Beta version that went out on 19 March 2011.
Yes, the tabs still work, so give it a click or two. Isn’t that ‘Museumsplatz Latest’ box on the front page mouthwatering? BB King, Tedeschi Trucks, Gregg Allmann, Joe Bonamassa, The Pogues…
Here in Bonn we are fortunate to have had Julian Sas return to our local live venue regularly over the last decade. In that time the said concert hall has got more crowded each year until it is a regular sell-out event. The reasons for that are excellently captured on this disc.
So which disc should I buy?
An institution for many years is coming to an end. Although Mr Music in Maximilianstrasse will be open for business a while longer thankfully – until 30 June, the treasured ‘Bernie’s Goldtaler’ (named after shop owner Bernd Gelhausen) will soon be no more. The end of March will see the end of the famous Bonn discount books.
Next Tuesday is Harmonie Day in Bonn for all Blues-Rock lovers as the mighty King King will be in town (more than ably supported by Ben Poole (“F***ing amazing! I loved his playing” – Jeff Beck)
So good I recommend seeing more than once, in which case check out the other Germany dates too!