Soundman Leo worked hard to get us a very simple good sound tonight.. by the time we were finished sound checking, it sounded very comfortable.. and that’s the way it was for the entire show.. thanks Leo.
This was a Sunday night show on Mother’s Day in Sweden.. a special audience..we loved playing for them.
From the stage I saw some old friends immediately… always s great feeling!
Again, we started our show with some “Last Chance” songs then drifted onto the songs from new album, “Fix Your Words”.
Some of the highlights for me – “Whatever Devil is in Me“ and the title song “Fix Your Words“ .. they felt so haunting on stage..when I feel like I am learning from a song on stage then I can be fairly certain it’s connecting to others in a similar manner and that’s the way it was tonight.
Goran Grini was off–the–charts amazing and soulful all night. When we perform a song, at our best, we leave ourselves on the edge with it ..that’s what gives the song an honest spirit that’s different from night to night..It was like that all night tonight… a good audience like this one encourages that spirit.. we got lots of that sort of encouragement tonight.
We played one long set which included the hits “Angel of the Morning“ and “Wild Thing“. The performance of those was met with huge applause and sounded special to me on stage but maybe the ones that sounded best to me were a few songs from “Fix your Words“ that we have rarely if ever done… “When he Goes he Goes“, “Crazy Dreams Crazy“, and “You Just Think You’ve Changed your Mind” These sounded so precious and real to me .. so prayerful .. another highlight of the night was my little tribute to my wife Joan . With the song, “Joan Joan Joan“ and “A Song I Can Live With“.
We ended the show with Johnny Cash’s “Big River” which had this great bunch of friends singing and clapping along… This was a special night with a special group of people in attendance
Got a chance to say hello to several, including:
Goran’s Great friends Miriam and Hokana.. lovely Jessica and Pontus… friend and legendary presenter. Leif. Great seeing you again Leif!!
Hi to Anna and Jonas and Patrik. So good to talk to you all and good to see you Richard and Lars.. memory of those great shows at SXSW..
Special hi to my old friends Agneta and Per-Olaf .. thanks so much for your support over the years look forward to seeing you next time
Special hello to my friends at the venue, our wonderful hostess and Kim and sound person for the night Leo.
Leo you did great we appreciate your hard work and thanks very much for your kind words and little gift at the end of the night
Hi to the new friends in the back on the left.. one interested in which strings I used.. hope to see you both again. Thanks for the kind words..
Again the magic for me about being on this tour. is having at my right hand side my favorite keyboard player and soulmate Goran Grini.. Great Göran!
This was a special night with a great audience.. huge thanks to all!