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It’s been a while. Still in Apeldoorn and just enjoyed recent gigs at Checkpoint Charlie in Amsterdam and Salon 1813 Apeldoorn. I’ve been busy setting up a room to write and record in. Exciting for me, and I’ll be doing just a few gigs in the coming months as the warmer weather approaches. Next gig…

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La Niche – Fri 29 Jan

new songs from Portugal, Spain and Vietnam two troubadour songwriters give you a night of ballads and swing Mark Hilton with special guest Paul Gillett LA NICHE, 67 Smith St., Fitzroy FRI 29 Jan, 7pm Р10

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Day 18 – Darwin to Nashville

Tuesday 9th. July 2013 Well this is it folks – last day of the trip. I figure we’ve talked enough about plane food, so I’m not going to cover the trip back to Australia, except to say it somehow seemed easier than the trip over to the US of A. There was a day stopover…

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Day 17 – Darwin to Nashville

Monday 8th. July 2013 Memphis to Nashville I get up craving fruit which I have not spotted for days and days, so walk over the road to a deli in the Peabody – just sweet cakes and coffee… wander in to the posh restaurant across the hall and enjoy some fresh fruit, berries and yoghurt,…

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Day 16 – Darwin to Nashville

Sunday 7th. July 2013 I get up at 5 to catch the Greyhound to Memphis. The ATM is broken and I’m out of cash, so no breakfast. Boarding the bus involves confirming that my internet purchased ticket is hunky-dory then, as I have arrived an hour before departure as requested, I need to just sit…

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Day 15 – Darwin to Nashville

Saturday 6th. July 2013 Breakfast at Frothy Monkey with Ray. We then head out to his studio aptly named Room & Board. I’m given a look at the facilities, play him some rough versions of songs I can almost remember and try a couple of his guitars. I’ve only been back on the horse for…

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Day 14 – Darwin to Nashville

Friday 5th. July 2013 Actually managed to get a decent sleep in and went to breakfast at Nashville Biscuit House. There was a queue. Had a regular B&E with the biscuits and gravy on the side. The gravy is like creamy potato-mush with pepper, and the biscuit is what Australians call a scone. Didn’t go…

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Day 13 – Darwin to Nashville

Thursday 4th. July 2013 Paul dropped me off at East Park for the Hot Chicken Festival. On the way we checked out the house were Jesse James hid for months. Caught the Shelby Bottom String Band who were whippin’ up a bluegrass sound to my delight. It was raining mildly but the attendance was good…

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Day 12 – Darwin to Nashville

Wednesday 3rd. July 2013 Breakfast at a coffee house just around the corner. Plane to Nashville. Feeling like I’m not ready to leave this great town. Fluked the extra leg room plus my guitar as carry on! Back in Gartland Street, Nashville I caught up with hosts Paul – and Janet who is looking well…

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Day 11 – Darwin to Nashville

Tuesday 2nd. July 2013 Breakfast at Envie again. Did some playing and French Market souvenir shopping. Mikey & Gretta did the Air Boat swamp tour and looked at alligators. Gretta crook. Met Mikey for a cab ride uptown to the Maple Leaf for more second line stuff. Met Australian girls Alanna and Talya. Had a…

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