Hard Working Americans – By Day and By Night
Aug28

Hard Working Americans – By Day and By Night

Read our music travels California to Fayetteville Arkansas USA Music Tour 2015 Day 6 Fayetteville Arkansas Wednesday 26 August Hard Working Americans 6 am The three of us were outside around 6.10 and the two large bins on the tractor tray were already filling.  Jenny helped with ridding the vats of unwanted foliage, Jim and I took photos and generally stayed out-of-the-way.  Bronwyn and David were expecting 2 to 3 tons of Barbera...

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You Better Shop Around
Aug28

You Better Shop Around

Read about our travels in picturesque Amador County CA …aka Lost In The Supermarket USA Music Tour Day 5 Plymouth California Tuesday 25 August 2015 It was going to be shopping time today at Folsom. But first we had some early wine business to attend to.  David took us to his neighbour Ted’s house just down the gravel road. Ted has some wine maturing in oak barrels for almost two years now (from David’s grapes) and,...

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Red Red Wine, Stay Close To Me
Aug27

Red Red Wine, Stay Close To Me

Read about our wine experiences in beautiful Amador County   …aka…I ain’t drunk, I’m just drinkin’ USA Music Tour 2015 Day 4 Plymouth California Monday 24 August Another hot sunny day in California, around 90 degrees F (32 degrees C).  Coming from an elongated Antipodean winter, this is heaven. Today is all about wine – grape growing, maturation, bottling, selling and finally! drinking. But...

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If I Could Just Get Off This L.A. Freeway…
Aug26

If I Could Just Get Off This L.A. Freeway…

Read about our travels from San Diego to Amador County CA USA Music Tour 2015 Day 3 Plymouth California Today was nothing much other than an A-to-B day. We needed to get from San Diego to Plymouth, about an hour east of Sacramento in Amador County.  There, were Jenny’s sister Bronwyn and her husband David and their delightful vineyard.  It was 530 miles or 850 kilometres which would make it just over an 8 hour drive.  No time...

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The Last Days
Oct12

The Last Days

My final day of the five-week 2013 music sojourn in the USA     Thursday Yesterday was extremely restful.  I did a review of the trip’s gigs (this took a while), some washing and a long walk through a number of Amador County wineries. Jenny checked out some alpacas while I became a packer. A delicious meal with a lovely Amador syrah and bed. Friday Today up early and packed the car, said farewell to our wonderful hosts...

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