GKB 2012 EuroTour Blog Three

Today on the GKB EuroTour we were able to sleep late. I awoke to a scent very like that in our kitchen at home when my Wendi makes bacon and eggs… not normal for Germany! Indeed, Judith made them along with a more traditional German breakfast……

Today on the GKB EuroTour we were able to sleep late. I awoke to a scent very like that in our kitchen at home when my Wendi makes bacon and eggs… not normal for Germany! Indeed, Judith made them along with a more traditional German breakfast… very nice and with their wunderbar coffeemachine we enjoyed it all, sun streaming in the windows of her kind parent's house where we stayed last night and tonight.

Her sweet Mom did all of our laundry (time to wash or burn mine…) and on we go to another show tonight and tomorrow night in Germany, then up to Belgium, Holland and back to Germany for the last shows on this tour.

It's a beautiful day in the Karlsruhe area, the show last night at Substage was well-attended and the opening band (Pick Up The Harp) was fun doing blues music (see the pic). We've done shows together here before, nice guys and a fun night.

A great many friends of ours, people who have either lived at or visited JPUSA many times came out, many brought friends. Some people shot video as well. Had soooo many nice chats with folks after the show.

The moon was full last night and maybe (just joking) that's why I decided to play around with the setlist a bit. Did a Cream version of Crossroads, Sweet Home Chicago (of course it's our home!) and Alinea requested Useless Man which her daddy Roy wrote- and which I dig a lot- so we mixed things up a bit. The crowd seemed with us right through it all and by the encores I was ready for a towel, cold water and finally a good online visit with my Wendi which we had.

Carsten and Judith are such great friends, have worked hard on the tour and so far it has once again been an amazing time.

A bro. came up last night and said we had helped him recover from deep depression via the music… a sincere and kind bro… I am absolutely so humbled at the response and the way God allows us to affect people- mostly in the positive :)!! Grace. A LOT of grace!!

So here are pics of our drive through Schwaben and beyond near Karlsruhe, around the home we stay in and in some cases a castle here, cool old building there… and the crew.

Thanks so much for your prayers and kind words.

Sent with love, -Glenn

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GKB EuropaTour Blog Two

So we are nearly off to SubStage in Karlsruhe tonight. Last night did a set at Club Belinda (3rd show there I think) and as usual a full house, very kind people, wonderful hosts and a breakfast that holds us to suppertime! So many good chats. And …

So we are nearly off to SubStage in Karlsruhe tonight. Last night did a set at Club Belinda (3rd show there I think) and as usual a full house, very kind people, wonderful hosts and a breakfast that holds us to suppertime!

So many good chats. And Ed and Roy jammed like maniacs last night… fun.

I am behind in my blogging and photo sharing here so will attach pics of a gift of honey from the kind promoter in Lichtenstein, a few shots from there, also from Austria on our way to Germany, then from the last couple days shows, clubs and people.

Again I apologize for not captioning the photos but I need a little nap before heading off to tonight's show. So many in a row… the old guy has to rest up a bit… and my email overflows as usual when on tour. Thanks for your understanding!

Many thanks for the kind comments, welcomes and longtime fans who are writing via all my web accounts… y'all are amazing to us, truly!

With Love from Germany, -Glenn

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GKB 2012 EuroTour Blog One

Greetings from Germany! Well, the GKB EuropaTour 2012 is cooking along nicely. Last night was our first night (sleep-over, not show) off, and we had it in the principality of Lichtenstein. Nice, pretty little land you can read more about online if…

Greetings from Germany!

Well, the GKB EuropaTour 2012 is cooking along nicely.

Last night was our first night (sleep-over, not show) off, and we had
it in the principality of Lichtenstein. Nice, pretty little land you
can read more about online if you like. I’ve included some pics from
Schaan and Vaduz (Vaduz is the capitol and also where the castle is-
where the Prince and his family reside).

We played about 10 mins. away in Buch, Switzerland. As in our first
night in a valley of the Swiss Alps called Fruitigen and again in
Rapperswill, all 3 crowds were nice in size, kind and receptive- and
we have had excellent chats afterwards each night, very encouraging!

There are a number of Rez Band fans as well as other folks mouthing
the GKB lyrics at us in each place. Keeps me on my toes 🙂

We’ve added about 5 Rez tunes to the set and people seem to enjoy hearing them.

Carsten Turner (excellent friend and tourmeister) has as usual taken
fabulous care of us, and each local host whether hotel or house has
been wonderful.

This is the norm for us really, both in Switzerland and where we are
now (Germany). Interestingly we will play our first show ever in
Belgium, another in Holland (been there many times over the years) and
then back to Germany to finish up.

Yesterday was a day off, now we do 6 shows in a row so I don’t know
how much time (or web access) I’ll have to post more thoughts and tour
pics… we shall see… if and when can I sure will.

God is faithful and my Trimmed & Burnin’ amp (the 59er) is cooking
through a 4×12 Kitty Hawk cab that gives what is truly the best tone I
ever have had in an overseas tour. Very nice to have such inspiration
when you play guitar!

The last pics here are from Austria, we ate at a great place last
night and as you can see… it’s a rather old place! The night shot is
of a castle in the town- FeldKirche (field church).

So, hope you enjoy the many pictures here, sorry I don’t have time to
label them all. MANY thanks for your prayers and of course- I miss and
love my Wendi, family and JPUSA family a great deal. So thankful for
online chats which we do every night when we have access.

Thanks for stopping by 🙂 -Glenn and band

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