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Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Stuttgart, its environs and an afterthought

Leigh, my cousin Ian and I drove to Stuttgart to play a couple of gigs last weekend.

We played An Sibin and The Phoenix Folk Club. Both were great experiences. Thanks to Claudi and Thanassi (AS) and Klaus (TPFC) for warm welcomes and the use of their audiences. And to Corrinna and Edwin and Norma Huss who gave us places to sleep and fed us sumptuously.

On stage receiving very generous applause at the end of the Phoenix gig was very moving for me. This is the first time in 20 years that I haven't either had a gig (or more) in the diary or the immediate intention of booking some. I don't quite know what it means, but it may mean I've retired. Let's see.

If I have, thanks to all those I've played for - hosts and audiences both - and all I've played with. And thanks to those who have helped me make music. It's been a great thing to do.

S. x