Goodbye to Europe

Posted by John Coinman

Our last three shows – Stuttgart, Bratislava, and Nurnberg sent us off back to America with fond memories of Europe. The crowds again were amazing and enthusiastic.  We saw old friends who came to say goodbye in Nurnberg. We saw an unexpectedly beautiful city in Bratislava (we all want to go back to Slovakia). There we walked along the Danube before the show – miles of walkway along that ancient river. In Stuttgart we played in a wonderful theatre and once again felt like we were playing to friends who welcomed us with a little hidden wildness which came out full force at the end of the show.

We’re home for a couple weeks then we head to Florence, Arizona to play Country Thunder – then to Mississippi for one show – then back home.

Word has it that we may be coming back in late June/early July to do an outdoor concert in Salzberg and maybe a few others probably in Italy.

Modern Westerners want to thank:

Everyone who worked so hard for us

Everyone who cheered for us

Everyone who drove so far to see us

Everyone who believed in us

See you around sometime


Posted by John Coinman

They never returned no they never returned

And their fate is still unlearned

They will ride forever on the roads of Europe

They’re the band that never returned

We were talking about our flights back on British Airways on the 26th – will we really fly back home then or will the strike cancel our flights?

It will cost a bundle of money to rebook our tickets – so much so that we may never be able to fly home again.  We had a good laugh about that. We would all just get back on the bus and keep moving  –  call our agent Nick and have him book another 6 weeks of shows. It wouldn’t be the worst thing that ever happened.  Park even said he would be fine with having 10 days off, go home, feed the dogs, mow the lawn,  pay some bills then come back and start another tour. A silence fell over the dressing room when he said that….. just a momentary consideration about how we could each make that work.  We were all fantasizing about the call back home……”Honey, we’re going to be a little delayed……….”. We all miss home too much for that to ever happen but it just illustrates how much fun we’ve had over here.

Dresden was amazing. One of the most beautiful cities we have seen …..a wonderful concert. In Kempten, one day later, the day was so warm we all sat out in the parking lot basking in the sun….. great crowd that night.  We’ve got three shows left…… We’re  “gonna miss your town……” when we go.