Paws of a Bear Spring Tour on the road!

The 2020 Spring tour, aptly named after my new album “Paws of a Bear”, has just begun! Last night we did a soft start in Albuquerque, NM and from here the tour will take us through Texas to SxSW and a lot of other fun concert venues, through LA, MS, AL and down to Florida.

Lil’Chief is getting some updates so we don’t wake up on the hood of the car!

Lil’Chief is getting some updates too. From previous owners he had some water leaks which has made the floor in the cab-over a bit wobbly. White Trash MacGyver has spent the last few days ripping it out and building new support and floor, with the help of our generous hosts Eric and Wendy Bardrof, also photographers extraordinaire. When you see Wendy’s pic you realize why New Mexico’s slogan is “Land of enchantment”.

Land of enchantment – photo by Wendy Bardrof

I’m also very excited to have my pedal steel genius Tim Fleming with me for select shows in Texas. He will join me from Dallas to SxSW and Houston.

Hope to see you on the road!

5000 mile tour announced

I’m getting ready to go on a long U.S tour again. This time it will take me from Florida straight across to Seattle and then down the coast to San Diego.

It’s going to be around 5000 miles to drive and that’s why the tour is called the “5000 mile tour”. My little tour RV “Lil’ Chief” is going for a long haul but he’s a champ and even if I know that we always break down once or twice each tour he will get us trough this in the end. 🙂

I’ve already been trough 46 states so far on previous tours, and this time I will add Montana as the 47th. I’ve also booked two nights in Yellowstone National Park to do some hiking and sightseeing. I’m also going to be in Lincoln, Nebraska on the morning of the total solar eclipse on August 21st.

I’m really looking forward to this trip.

Check out the map of my tour route and click the map to get my tour dates.

500 mile tour

I hope to see some of you on the road.

Album funded and U.S tour

Big Sky Tour Flyer 2015

Thank you all who supported my album launch by pre-ordering it via PledgeMusic. The goal has been met and the pre-order closed today. Everyone who pledged should have gotten their digital downloads by now. I’m overwhelmed by your generosity and your kindness. Without you I couldn’t do this. I hope that you will like the new album! It will be officially released April 14th, but all pre-ordered CDs will be sent out in mid March.

My U.S pre-release tour starts till weeks with stops between Chicago and Houston. Check out the gig listings to see if I am coming to your town! I will also make a few select shows at SxSW, and hope to see you there!


In love with Ireland

So I’m back from my Drivin’ & Dreaming Ireland tour. We had a great little adventure and got to see a lot of Ireland and met some amazing people along the way.

Here are some of my experiences captured in pictures.


This was our tour van. A cute Hymer from Craic N Campers! We were shocked that everyone was driving on the wrong side of the road. Also there were signs everywhere saying “Drive on left”. We sensed a conspiracy, but we made it out alive.


In Slane we shared the stage at Boyle’s Pub with Americans Drew DeFour and his wife Colleen. Drew is like a modern day Jerry Lee Lewis. Their show was absolutely crazy!


I learned that the grass is always greener in Ireland. So green it almost made my eyes hurt. It’s stunning!


Then we went down to Ballincollig outside Cork, for a show at The White Horse. It was the only day it really rained.

Evening Echo, Cork

Everywhere we went we got a great welcome! I was laughing the whole evening because of Seamie who was hilarious. He and the other fellows at The White Horse took really good care of us.


Ireland has some really good beer. In fact I like this better than the German ones 😉

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There are plenty of castles in Ireland. We stopped by a few. This one is Cahir Castle.


A pic from your everyday tour life. After walking all around Dublin, our socks were stinking. So we had to wash them and dry them over the heater in the tour van.


We had one day off on the tour, but then we were offered to play a slot at the famous Ruby Sessions at Doyle’s in Dublin, and of course we couldn’t turn that down.


It seemed Dublin didn’t want us to leave, because when we tried we realized we had a flat tire. Fortunately that got sorted out at a local repair shop in no time. The guy who changed the tire (not Jonas) was also a musician.


On our way north, I was amazed by the diversity of the landscape. This is on the road in Northern Ireland. Beautiful mountains and quite different from the more central parts.

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We were very happy that the RV was not as big as our U.S one. Many of the roads didn’t even have two lanes and we had to stop for sheep and chickens. This is just outside one of my favorite stops on the tour; The Turnip House.


All the artists in Ireland were very good, and I was lucky to get to share the stage twice with Ciaran Lavery, here at the Spirit Store in Dundalk.


So until we meet again, thank you to Craic N Campers for the van, all the great venues that invited us to play and took great care of us, all the artists who shared the stage and their stories and of course all of you who came out and supported live music! I will be back for sure!