This is our last show of the tour .. approximately two hours from Halden.. this is Paal’s sister Gunn’s lovely restaurant.. we played in outside garden area.. The show has been sold out for quite a while.
There was something amazingly comfortable about playing here this evening… First the sound was really quite good for an outdoor set up… Soundman Tom Erik did a really terrific job.. big thanks!
We had an excellent, traditional Norwegian meal… Joan had a hamburger with vegetables ..And I had a special pork dinner.. just great… Thanks to Will who helped with that!
I would’ve thought it would be much more difficult to reach the audience with my stories that precede the songs… But that was not the case here.. it was just like playing for a bunch of friends sitting around in a big living room ..that’s good as it gets!
Paal and Goran were so magic tonight.. some of the highlights for me were as follows: Paal’s beautiful interpretations of “ Where No one Stands Alone” and Jim Webb’s “ The Moon is a Harsh Mistress”... The title song of my new album, “Whiskey Salesman”.. A couple of more favorites were “I’ll Carry For You“, Paal’s interpretation of “Angel of the Morning“… Crazy wonderful version of Wild Thing with the audience directing the spirit of it.
We ended with the very spirited version of “Fuck all the Perfect People“… I loved this tonight .. we were all so connected to the spirit of it.. We ended with Paul’s interpretation of the beautiful Kristofferson song “For the Good Times”.
I loved the show tonight… I look forward to meeting these people again and again.
Hi to: Gunne.. Great to see you again ! And Ralph .. so good meeting you for the first time!
Hi Frank.. thanks so much for all the kind words… So good to see you again as well!!
Hi Ingrid! ... Kari.. so good to see you and your daughter, Ann Cathrin in the front row tonight… And good to see you after the show.. and Hi Raginar.. Nice talking with you
A big hello to all the people I said hello to but didn’t get their names… Hope to see you all soon.. this was another one of those special nights!