Great to be in the hometown of Paal and Goran and revisiting many friends here.
We are playing at a cool little pub owned by Stephen, a good friend of Paal and Goran.
We make a quick sound check at 5:15 with a terrific sound man named Tommy… then our kind host escorts us to an Asian restaurant to have a little healthy food before we perform. Thanks Stephen.
The venue has been sold out for many weeks… it a shoulder to shoulder in in the club when we get back from dinner…
Great to see Goran’s wife Katrine and step son Christian before taking the stage.
We decided to divide the Show in two parts. The first half would be featuring me and Goran .. the second half would have Paul joining us for some of his solos and our duets. It seemed to work perfectly.
I told a little bit of my family story about growing up a Voight boy… and the importance of the Motorola radio in the household…. and the recent events of being inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Each story was followed by a song and the audience seemed to be absolutely into the songs and stories..
We started with the Real Thing and then Charcoal Sky and then Dance With A Hole In Your Shoe … which was certainly a magical tonight… Crazy Girl has been connecting throughout the tour .. and it was no different tonight… you could hear a pin drop … there is something magical about this one
Folks loved meeting my wife Joan in the story and song of Joan Joan Joan…she is so much a star on this tour!! The focus on her continued with the story of the title of the album and her influence on it with the song A Song I Can Live With.
. I felt the audience was totally with us during this part of the show
They certainly love Paal and Goran, but I feel like .. in some manner .. I am included in the mix … and it’s a wonderful feeling!!! huge thanks to these great folks
Paul joined us on stage and we blasted off with Folsum Prison Blues .. then shifted to a duet on I Forgot To Remember To Forget Her. Paal then played magical versions of Mercy of Maria.. Bless Us All .. and finally Spiritual.. All met with huge response by the audience…. I added a harmony or two here and there
then came our final three songs of the show… A sort of duet of Angel Of The Morning.. with a focus on Paal’s great vocals.. a totally rockin’ Wild Thing… featuring an amazing solo by Goran.. which was met with great applause .. actually Goran was so soulful all night!!!
We finally said good night with a sing-along on the song I wrote for the prisoners, Fuck All The Perfect People…
It seemed like everybody in the room knew this song and sang it loud and clear …as they did with Angel Of The Morning (without any prompting)
Loved this show… So did Joan… It was so great to see and to sing with Paul again and to have the three of us onstage together
And it was so good to meet Goran’s wonderful wife Katrine and terrific stepson… My great friend… Christian before the show… And to say hi to so many after the show
Note: somehow all my notes of the names got lost and I am doing something from memory I know it is not nearly enough .. but hi to all ..appreciate your support so much tonight… What an amazing audience!!
Host Stephan and Tommy who did a great job with the sound and Kim who met us at my NY bar Parnell’s a couple years ago on the Super Bowl night… Great to see you again!!
Hi Sondra nice talking to you… hi to Paal’s Great friend… She calls him his son… Turin.. Nice talking with you .. Ellen good to see you . Stephen.. thanks for all your stories and your hospitality in general .. nice meeting your lovely wife, Hanne, at the end of the show hope you got up in time to get your daughter, Iben to school!! Hope to see you again!
Big hello to my new friend the strawberry farmer Peter and his girlfriend whose name I have forgotten (can’t find my notes )
I know it’s three letters.. I will try to think about it some more and also to Peter’s friend Paal and his lovely friend Heidi
Hi to my new friends Christine and Kristine.. so good to see you both… and take pictures with you both! That was nice!!! Hi to Roger on my left from the stage… Nice talking with you and your lovely wife Barbro
There were so many nice people whose names I wrote down… But I cannot find my notes… I hope I do find them, so I can say thank you to you more directly.if not I just want you to know you made this a very special evening for all of us… huge thanks !!!!