So suddenly out of the blue, Valerio calls me about doing a gig for this festa. He used to run a bar in the village when I lived here first time around.
It was a great night and we launched a newly arranged/written tune ‘Two steps back’
Very pleased with it.
Ironically a few days after speaking to Valerio, this poster fell out of a book… one of the first gigs I did in Italy when Valerio had the bar in the village!!!
I think it would have been 9th April 1999 . . . I reckon
Three months prior to this series of gigs, we’d been in Avigliano for the South Italy Blues Connection. We met and I played with the Blind Catfish Blues Band- greta guys
and it was a lot of fun! We kept in touch and this mini-tour came about. It was a great weekend. Thanks, Guys.
Yup..time’s is getting tough in Italy. So even the cat has to pull his weight, now employing his celebrity status to promote his favourite food: neat, huh?
Talking to a friend about roof terraces this was a pleasing scribble on a serviette!
Actually, no. A cold wet evening with some ‘hot blues’ (he said modestly…) until the cold meant we were no longer able to play as frostbite set in…but a fun night anyway.