Our great friend from Rootsy, Hakan Olsson and his lovely wife Monica pick us up and shortly we are driving over the long bridge to Copenhagen arriving at our destination at exactly when we were scheduled to, at 3:30 PM. .. where we met our kind booker and promoter of the show. Christer. Thanks for all your help Christer. ... great to meet you!
Goran and Paal arrive shortly after and we go downstairs into the basement of the cool little club and leave our personal stuff in the dressing room and go out for sound check.
Mikki is our young soundman and he handles the sound quite amazingly good.. The club is as cool as it gets but the sound system has strange monitors overhead and they have the same balances the house speaker have, so it’s a little tricky… But Mikki got us sounding good really quick and we stopped in time to have a delicious dinner that was shortly there for us… Cooked by our amazing hostess, Charlotte… A real character - the lovable kind.
One of the things that I noticed during the sound check was the blend of Paal’s guitar and mine and Goran’s oft Jerry Lee Lewis runs, made it feel like we were part of a group signed to Sun records in the early 50s… I loved this band and this sound!
The idea was to do the show in blocks of threes where either Paal or I would be the featured singer in each block..
The first block featured three of my songs including a couple from the new album, Whiskey Salesman.
This section sounded so strong and it seem like people were very into the Whiskey Salesman immediately… With his silence and life lessons sort of things.
Then we featured Paal singing on three. He chose as his first song one of my favorite songs from my “Fuck all the Perfect People” album, “Weaker Moments”. He absolutely killed this one. The audience loved it!
Then we did a duet together of Elvis’ “ I Forgot to Remember to Forget Her” and Paul was featured in the beautiful “Bless us All“ , the great Mickey Newbury song.. The audience love this as well..Me too!
Then we did three in a row from the Whiskey Salesman album, “I Love You Today“, “A Sip or Two of Good Scotch” and a beautiful version of “Some Hearts“
Then there was a break and I got off stage and enjoyed Paal and Goran performing a couple of songs by themselves ending with a beautiful version of Townes Van Zandt’s “Flying Shoes“.
We ended the show with one of my new Spotify hit’s, “I’ll Carry For You”
Dedicated to the golfing girls, Brooke and Brittany Henderson .. The audience seems to love this song so I am wondering if somehow they were familiar with the beautiful advertisement that uses this song in Norway.
Paal then sang the most beautiful version of my song “Angel of the Morning“, with the audience singing along at the end like we were in a chapel… Just beautiful... then came a very cool – – off-the-wall – – version of Wild Thing … This was kind of a special tonight . It went in cool loose directions and the audience sing-along and it was just a bunch of cool stuff!
We encored with the song that Paal always knocks me out with .. his beautiful “spiritual“, where I join in with harmonica and harmony vocals… I love this and so did the audience. The same can be said for our new Spotify and YouTube hit “Fuck all the Perfect People”.. A song I wrote for the prisoners which seems to have a good heart for all the people that hear it and sing along with it.. we thought we had ended with our second encore which I chose to do Kris Kristofferson’s “For the Good Times”. Which Paal sings as soulful as a song can be song... but the audience didn’t let us go there ... they kept applauding so finally we came back on stage and ended with a rockin version of one of my favorite all-time songs, Johnny Cash hits, “Big River".
We left again to a standing ovation this time we took a deep breath. put our guitars away, and came out and said hello to the folks and sign some autographs for the folks.
Good to see Connie and Frank… Tell Steen and Inge I sent my
Best...thanks so much for coming..
Hi Lars and Benny and Gorgen and Hand, thanks for the kind words!!
Good to see you Henrik and Benny again and Pierre and Linen , thanks for the thoughts and great to see you all
Hi Katje.. thanks for being so helpful and thanks for the kind words at the end of the show… So glad you were into it that way.
Hi Casper in the front row it was wonderful to see you… And a big hello to Goran and Paal’s friend Marria .. it was great to see you and hope to see you again.. Mette.. Best of luck with your own music.
Got such kind words from all you it was just great to meet you and so happy you were here hi again to Bennie and Pier and Lena and Maria and Casper you were part of an amazing audience tonight thanks so much for making us feel so comfortable and so wanted
Again loved meeting my new friend. Charlotte, kind owner of this place with a really good smile and sense of humor.
Again, Huge thanks to Christer for booking and promoting the show! Great to spend some time together.
Elon and Monica with Joan
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