European Tour – Week 3
What an honor to perform at Volkswagen’s Autostadt to celebrate their 15th Birthday! There were amazing performers from all around the world – acrobats, musicians, beatboxers, ribbon artists twirling from the ceiling in beautiful form, incredible fireworks, and lots of wonderful people celebrating! There was an excitement in the air, an amazement that left people wonderstruck (including us)! We played our Folk/Americana/Country/Bluegrass tunes to the warm and smiling audience. Playing with fabulous friends and musicians, Alex, Bettina and Will elevated the night!
We also got to cook dinner the night before with some long time friends and family in Wolfsburg. We got to meet their brand-new infant son and hang out with all 3 three of their sweet kids. The kids did some amazing after-dinner entertainment on the keyboard, guitar, while singing, playing drums and dancing! We were blown away!
After a great night at Autostadt we drove to Wilsndorf, Germany to play for a CVJM conference with our friends Ecki and Alex! We played a few of our songs and a few worship songs for the event. We were so proud to have the absolute coolest merch-table helpers! Two young friends of ours asked if they could run the CD table for us. They were so charming and did a great job!
Week 2-European Tour 2015
Our friend, Dan Meyers, is a talented singer/songwriter that lives in Nashville and tours around the world. I think that he’s done 20 or more European Tours and he loves to bring music to our troops! Well, we found out that he was going to be playing some shows in Europe this summer and his first stop would be Germany so we said “you HAVE to visit us”. So he came to Wetzlar and we all cooked together, went hiking and exploring around our little village and then got to go and hear him play at a nearby town.
Well, a few years ago, Joseph and I became friends with Ecki and Alex, two German musicians who are talented and also very lovely people. They put us in touch with a festival happening in the north of Germany, Dünenhof in Cuxhaven. We packed the car and drove up north to play two days with 3 performances. We met a lovely couple there (Valerie and Manuel) and a few cool musicians, one (Samuel Weber/drummer/percussionist/producer) who ended up playing with us for one of our shows! Manfred, who runs the event was one of those people that radiates love.
So, we played a song for the conference that was going on there in Dünenhof and it was an honor to play for the over 1,000 people there! We played the song “Liberty” and mentioned our evening show. What a great audience! The show that evening was packed and the audience was SOOO cool! They sang with us, asked for a few encores and stayed with us through every note. That is something we won’t forget. After the show we met a lot of great people, including a lovely couple, Manfred and Gaby, who ended up booking us to play a show at their house in the end of the summer. The second evening’s concert was great. We got to jam with Samuel Weber impromptu on the drums and then he joined us for almost every song that night! He added such beautiful vibe and flavor!