Hello! I apologize for not seeing this question sooner (yikes!)
I play in the Quad Cities at least once a month. My regular show is the First Thursday of each month from 7-10p at Grumpy's Village Saloon in the Village of East Davenport (near the corner of 11th St and Mound).
I hope you'll come see me so I may apologize for my tardiness in person :)
Glad you enjoyed the show - what a lovely venue, right? Yes, Where We Left Off is played in what's known as an Open G tuning - DGDGBD and on the CD I believe I'm playing it capo'd on the 3rd fret. If you start with an chord shape that looks like an Am7 and alternate between that and an open strum you'll have the opening strains of the song. As for the words to Nickel In My Pocket I'll work on that this week and send it as soon as I can. (I lost all my docs in a computer crash last year).
I just want you to know how much we are enjoying your music. You were head and shoulders above most of the performers in Alma, and your recording is just wonderful. Love "Bad" and your treatment of "Ring of Fire".
We wish you every success and happiness.
Hello John and Lalla,
I love swapping CDs cuz it gives me a chance to really listen to the music of my peers. Thanks for the swap - I listened to your CD on the way home - nicely produced!
It was a pleasure to meet Lalla and a pleasure to listen to your music,
Hi Tammie! Hope you and Steve are having fun on RAGBRAI - what a great event!
Good luck and maybe we'll see you at the end of the ride? I'm playing in DeWitt (at Tycoga Winery) on Sunday if you're sticking around.
Take care, safe travels,
PS. We are offering a discount on the Ireland tour package price during Irish Fair MN the weekend of August 7,8,9 - just mention you'd like the IFM Discount.
I first saw you perform when I lived in St Paul in 11/1993-9/1995. Now, that was a long time ago! And, you're still performing, congratulations!
You're the one in Germany, right? I can't tell you how much I appreciate your support after all these years - danke!
After reviewing my Calendar it looks like the ONLY night I"ll be performing anywhere near Minneapolis is Sept 11 in Stillwater (about 40 min east of the Twin Cities) at Charlies Irish Pub (this will be a solo show, not a Hounds of Finn show). I don't know if that will work for you seeing as how it's the last night of your stay but keep an eye on my calendar - you never know what might come up :)
Safe travels ~ Lojo
Great seeing you, too, Dah-yeh-veh ;)
And thank you for the (wow) awesome purchase of my entire discography - that was very generous of you.
Hope you like the music. Send me your e-ddress and I'll send you a couple of downloads of my old Irish band - free bonus!
That is, I'll be there then (coming in from Germany), and it would be great to hear you sing!
Happy 2015 soon,
Ahrgh! I'll be in Mpls the weekend before - Cats Laughing is getting back together for a concert at Minicon then I head back to Iowa on Monday - rats!
Um, if you'd like to spend a leisurely 6 hour drive along the river to Galena IL I'll be playing at The Grape Escape on Saturday, April 11? Sorry, that's about the best I can do.
Wishing you a very merry new year and safe travels! ~Lojo