Take it to the river!
Hey! I’d like to invite you to do something I think you would love: visit a bunch of Christmas markets in Europe, 9 cities, on a river cruise that has been one of the best experiences in life. New lifetime memories will be made - - while visiting beautiful historic towns of Germany, all decked out with boughs of holly and Christmas cheer in the European Christmas Market fashion, seemingly just for us. I will perform my favorite music from 50 NGDB years, with the stories that go with it, along with a multi-media show that takes us on the historic trip to Russia in 1977. (NGDB was the FIRST American group to go there).
Take it from me (been on the road 55 years!). I have never so easily encountered such a constant barrage of great food, vistas, educational and fun things as I did on my first river Cruise with Marilyn last August. Worries evaporate and the food is all great.
Floating smoothly from town to town, our hotel room traveled with us. Castles, churches, abbeys, museums, historic architecture, immaculate farmland, and cute houses show you where Disney got a lot of ideas. Recognizing America’s influences from Europe is exciting, and shows how connected we all really are. Language was never a problem in any of my European travels, and the ship’s staff is multilingual on top of it.
It’s exciting meeting fans and get to spend time with them as we glide to the next town’s historic cute streets lined with Christmas markets. And, after dinner on a night or two, as the ship pulls away to the next town, we adjourn to the lounge for what to me is like the old coffee house/folk club days of yore… your yore and mine.
My fellow ex-NGDB member and life-time friend guitarist/singer John Cable joins me; together we will both transport us back to great times of America’s musical past. (Cable was in the NGDB several years, and when they went to Russia). Cable is currently on the road often with me playing about 90 cities a year. Cable might host a songwriting workshop if there is enough interest at a soon to be specified time during the cruise.
Storytelling and songs, from my life’s journey in music... Favorite Nitty Gritty songs, the stories behind them, bluegrass, music from the landmark Will the Circle Be Unbroken album and the story behind it (this iconic record is in the Library of Congress AND the Grammy Hall of Fame), along with songs of friends from over the years – together with John Cable, we create what I like to call forever moments.
“The downside? Well, it’s not the checking in and out of a different hotel daily (you know, can’t check in until 3:00, get out by 11:00), or looking for hotel parking for the rental car, or looking for food, or wondering just where to go in the new town to park close to the Christmas market. That’s if you fly and drive. Those things do not exist on this trip, as your ride – and room and suitcase – and food - dock daily right next to where you want to be! The downside? No matter how long, the trip is too short!”
And please, if you come, play a game of chess with me!
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