This is an amazing venue along a canal..
This is an old refurbished boat house with amazing atmosphere.. there are 30 or 40 seats set up Close to the stage, the rest of the people will be standing
All the shows have been sold out, including this one ...there will be 300+ people there.
Kjell Ove did great job with the sound, allowing us to head back to the hotel and check in. About an hour and a half later we came back to the same area… Just one block away from the venue…for our amazing meal at The Troll .. an upscale restaurant run by now friend Lars.
What an amazing dinner! The starter was a reindeer with several other ingredients that were so so delicious and the main course was a hell of it… I would say exactly the same for that… just sensational. after this feast, we headed over to the backroom area of the venue to relax for a few minutes before showtime.
What will last in my memory that the show is the faces and the kind people who were here tonight ..just wonderful folks to play for.. I have built up a bit of a following here from playing at a place called Credo, run by my great friend Tor.. … This is a continuation of the wonderful spirit these folks bring.
It seemed like all night we were playing for people who were our friends or were about to be our friends.. I love that feeling.
I am writing these notes in the Trondheim airport.. We have to take a plane in a few minutes to Oslo to do a special birthday party afternoon show for a friend of ours before we do our regular show tomorrow night.
So, these tour notes won’t be as in-depth as some others. But this night was very special and I hope at very minimum this message comes across.
Paal and Goran opened with a couple of soulful songs .. then I joined them on the stage and played several from Whiskey Salesman with my wife sitting on to my right. Many of the songs on my new album are dedicated to her. One of the great things about tonight is that she got to be friends with so many of the people ..so many people were so kind to Joan.. that made me feel great!
One of my favorites of the early part of the set was “I Love You Today” from Whiskey Salesman, which found a total connection with this warm. and kind audience.
After, We drifted in and out of some very soulful songs Paal and Goran were amazing ..and when we got to the end it seem to takeoff like a rocket ship.
I played “I’ll Carry For You“ .. my tribute to the golfing girls from Canada.. which was used in a beautiful commercial in Norway .. filmed by revered director, Marius Holt, which helped it become one of my biggest Spotify hits. It was so nice to see the faces in the audience as I sang this song .. so many of them were singing along to this testament of sisterly love.
The same reverence was paid to Paal’s interpretation of my “Angel of the Morning“.. he totally rocked the house with this one ...with the most beautiful audience vocals backing him almost from the start...this was totally chill time for me.. after, the applause seemed to go on forever.
And then we all united with a rousing performance of my song written for the prisoners... “ Fuck all the Perfect People”, as this has become more and more popular, people are more apt to show their camaraderie with the true spirit of the song. And the chorus vocals from these wonderful audiences are coming louder ... what a wonderful together feeling that brings!
We ended with the beautiful Kristofferson song that talks about leaving friends or lovers, knowing that the good things and the good times will never disappear .. just as I feel about leaving this place.
I feel like I have so many genuine friends here ... I will always look forward to coming back again and again!
Hi to :
Great to meet Thea when we first arrived .. what a warm welcome.. Maya, loved meeting you as well!!
Kjell Ove (KO). .. Great to see you again and thanks for working so hard to get us such a good sound
Good to see Olav .. my now old friend... at the door. Thanks for the kind words Olav I won’ forget them!
Great to see owners/ Booker Sveinung at shows end .. with friends and Mexican restaurant owner, Guillermo.. hanging out with Jan, our friend from troll... very nice talking to you with my wife Joan
Brit.. Vebecas mom.. I love seeing these last two years and yes I saw exactly were you sitting and played some of the songs specifically for you!!!! ...much love to you my good friend
Hi to Sebastian & Matha... it was so great seeing you thanks for the kind words and Sebastian.. wonderful job keeping the folks a little bit more reverent!!
Hi Anita..hi Ann & Sven.. hi Togger..and Erik... and hi Vadar and Maylinda ... so good to see you all and thanks so much for the kind words
Hi Leo ... thanks for the wine… Thanks for the kind smile..,hope to see you soon
Hi Magne and Terrje.. and Elisabeth & Nina and Astrid and Jannike
And all the other great incoming people that I said hello too but did not get a name… I wish you all well and hope to see you soon!
Love from Joan and me.