Great to be with old friend and music guru Hakan Olsson,, who is totally responsible for letting people know about me and developing my fan base in Sweden and Norway over the last 18 or 19 years .. he is our tour guide and road manager for the rest of our tour… What a blessing !!
Back to our show tonight
This very cool little supper club is run by two terrific women… Actually sisters… Karin and Maria.. well known country singers in their own right
this is one of the most unique venues we played on the tour.. The sound is simple… But the audience here is just unbelievably warm and kind and music lovers all
I’ve developed a bad cold over the last few days and it’s hitting pretty hard tonight, but Maria brings tea to the stage every so often and helps me keep going,
Despite the cold this was one of the most special shows on the tour. Goran Grini was so warm and soulful on the ballads and rocked big time on the up-tempo stuff.
There was a certain warm reverence in the air tonight; This sort of spirit is something you normally expect to find in church… But it was here in spades.. And so the ballads.. often prayerful ..were among our favorites… Charcoal Sky.. Crazy Girl, NY in Between, Hey Lou, Nothin Comin’ Out of Me That I Like,,. Block Out the Sirens of This Lonely World.. Fuck All The Perfect People and the closer .. Refugee Children. all had an amazing silent power,,,, this kind audience had tons to do with that
Another super highlight was the story and song dedicated to my wife Joan,, who will join me in Oslo in the morning !!!, her song Joan Joan Joan has brought warm smiles at every show we’ve played!
Wild Thing .. Track 224 ,, Big River ,, Clean Your Own Tables .. with it’s great audience sing-along .. all felt good to me …. so the mix of all of that and a chilling Angel Of The Morning… made for one very special show !
Thanks to all .. hope to see you soon again!
Hi to old friends Agneta and Per Olaf.. and Mats and Lennartand Ole and Thomas.. thanks for all the special words you guys said ..that meant a lot to me
Hi Suzanne and Martin.. A huge Johnny Cash fan ..so good to see you guys… hope the pictures came out ok..
special hello to Ava and Veronica… From Baltimore my thoughts are with you this morning,, thanks for your warm and kind words
Hi Ingemar.. good to see you…hi Hampus.. thanks for saying hello,,
Hi to another Goran.. good to talk to you… hi John and Lars I hope to see you at Parnell’s .. two that I missed you last time you stopped by
Again… Big thanks to Karin and Maria… You guys work so hard and do everything with so much love… It’s good to be a part of that!
ps .. The dinner was so delicious! Thanks for that!!! Please say a personal thanks to the new helper in the kitchen. She had a nice way about her.
Feb 3, 2017
I have been writing all this in our van on the way to Oslo to pick up Joan… This will be special!!