A letter from Dirk

dirk and bob

I've gotten back from Europe where we played two shows in Italy and one in Switzerland. I fronted the Italian band, The Bluesmen, as usual. That’s always a pleasure cuz they’re so good – and over the years we’ve gotten to be real friends so we usually have a lot of fun on the road and on stage too. I’m hoping to have the first ‘Dirk Hamilton and the Bluesmen’ studio album out next year. I think you guys who come to my shows in America will dig it. Basically, I write the lyrics to Roberto ‘Bob’ Formignani’s’ music and that process makes for a very different thing than anything else I’ve done. It’s very rock, real bluesy and I do a lot of stand up singing without playing guitar. I even dance some when the spirit moves me. I’ve never seen anyone cover their eyes but I wouldn’t be surprised if they did. I have seen a lot of folks laughing out there in the audience.

Switzerland was great. The Alps, of course, are staggeringly beautiful and a lot of the architecture is so fairytale that you start feeling kinda’ magical. I always do anyway. Switzerland is so rational. They never get involved in wars and only have an army for self-defense. How simple. How sensible. What if everybody just did that? They also have the best bread and incredible salads. The salads there are so good that even folks that don’t like salads love ‘em. The gig was fun and the people warm and ready and I reconnected with old Swiss friends there, some of whom I haven’t seen for twenty-something years. Thanks everybody!

The Italian gigs were great too. Thanks Rudy, it was a wonderful night and a great theater and you thought of everything you could possibly do to make us comfortable. I love Trentino, good things always seem to happen there. And thanks Max and everybody at Caffé Bravo. It’s a great club and you guys are all crazy which is nice.

I want to thank all of you who came to the gigs in California too. There were so many good nights and so many good people. I really appreciate your support. Papa Steve… that Superstition is still being savored here in Texas.

Love,

Dirk

 

 

EAST COAST SHOWS

THIS JUST IN!
Legendary lead guitarist Don Evans (Billy Joel, Eric Burton and many Dirk records and tours) will play at all these concerts, (except Virginia)!

Wednesday, 11/14
7:30 pm
MARYLAND HALL FOR THE CREATIVE ARTS
801 Chase Street,
Annapolis, Maryland 21401
410-263-5544
mdhallarts.org
The Good-to-the-Bone Georgie Jessup opens

Thursday, 11/15
ASHLAND COFFEE & TEA
100 N. Railroad Avenue,
Ashland, Virginia 23005
ashlandcoffeeandtea.com
804-798-1702

Friday, 11/16
THE PSALM SALON
5841 Overbrook Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19131
215-477-7578
psalmsalon.com
The amazing
Georgie Jessup opens

Saturday, 11/17
ONE WORLD
COFFEE HOUSE
Unitarian Universalist Congregation
7246 Craderock Way, Columbia, MD
The inimitable
Georgie Jessup opens
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