Nashville to Mannheim, Germany – Week 1

Week 1 – European Summer Tour 2015

Week One - European Summer Tour 2015

Stephanie and Sebastian’s wedding.

Stephanie and Sebastians wedding.

Stephanie and Sebastian’s wedding.

Stephanie and Sebastians wedding.

Stephanie and Sebastian’s wedding. – European Summer Tour 2015

 

The night before we were flying out for the tour, just like usual, we were up all night packing, cleaning and getting ready.  Our 4 bags (always at the absolute weight limit) were stuffed. One had the sound system, one had our CDs, one had our clothes and one had some instruments and art supplies for our children’s workshops.

We had an early morning pick-up on May 15th and then flew out of Nashville, Tennessee to Frankfurt, Germany via Atlanta.  When we arrived we picked up our rental car and drove to Mannheim, Germany.  Our friends, Dee and Eva and their sweet boys, were the first familiar faces that we saw! What a great welcoming committee.  These boys were born after 23 weeks and 6 days in the womb and now they are 3 years old and running around with the biggest smiles on their faces. Miracles, I tell ya!

We played our first show of the tour the very next day, May 16th.  Our friends, Sebastian and Stephanie, were getting married.  The best man, our friend Jürgen, wanted to surprise the couple and have us play music for the reception.  Well, Sebastian thought he was going to surprise the best man by inviting us to the wedding (he didn’t know that Jürgen had already organized for us to come play music). Funny the way that worked! Sebastian and I were at the World’s Fair/ Expo 2000 in Hannover, Germany at the Pavilion of Hope. For the next few years Sebastian brought Jürgen to my summer concerts in Germany and we all became friends.

We drove to Wetzlar, unloaded all of our gear and spent some time with our long time friends, Ilona and Berni and their boys. There is an awesome lady named Natascha who for the last two summers has let us stay in one of her beautiful houses in Wetzlar, Germany.  It was so lovely to be greeted by this house & fruitful garden again…a peaceful and beautiful home-away-from-home.  Let the summer begin!

Photos, Videos and Thoughts from the Summer Tour 2015

Joseph in Heidiland, Switzerland

Joseph in Heidiland, Switzerland

Tammy in Heidiland, Switzerland

Tammy in Heidiland, Switzerland

Hello hello! We want to share some of the highlights of this European Summer Tour 2015 with you. This summer we wanted to do things differently.  In a world where there is a growing demand to be instant and to constantly post about each step, we wanted to take a step back and go “old school” and enjoy, savor and get lost in the moment where we were whether we were playing a concert, hanging with friends, driving through beautiful scenery, exploring a castle, or cooking up some good food we wanted to be present and not constantly search for an internet connection. Does that make sense?

So, here we go, old school style, like when you sit down with your friends after a long trip and show them your photos after you’ve had time to reflect on the experiences.  We want to share some thoughts, memories and stories from the road one week at a time. We hope that you enjoy the photos, videos and stories.

Much Love, Tammy and Joseph

THANK YOU For Making the Chasing Summer European Tour Great!

We had such a great music tour this summer May-August 2015! Thank you for making it fabulous! Thank you to our fans, friends, concert promoters, concert hosts and online supporters! Much love to you! Tammy and Joseph

Chasing Summer - European Tour 2015

Thank you to all who came out to our concerts this summer! Much love to you!