Following the completion of the Swiss leg of the tour it was back to France for one final show before Italy.
The drive was long and winding as the journey travelled over mountains and through valleys.
It was out to West France to play an english run pub in the small town of Charroux.
It was surprising to find the audience was 95% English. Wonderful and friendly but very weird at the same time. What was a pleasure was to see some familiar faces from the UK who were now living out there. Familiar faces on the road is almost always a bonus.
The Show was chance to try some very new and untested songs. Amongst the full set 6 songs were unreleased.
Following this we begun the trip towards Italy. Stopping at many places along the way including the Lot Valley, Ariege, Aude, Carcasson and finally in the far South West where my brother and his wife were staying.
Asmara took some further shots of our journey:
Now going back to what I was saying about familiar faces. To see your own family in the middle of a tour which has taken you round many new and unknown places for me was the best example of this. We chilled and chatted as well as ate and were merry. Just a perfect break from the transience and random.
Every once in a while we would stop and try to take a dip in a river. Sadly this one was PRETTY DAMN COLD!!!
Live and Learn.
Next stop is my First show in Italy – Vicenza