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Enjoying the dulcet tones of Buddy Whittington. Sound Advice Blues Festival. Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 11/4/01. Image property of dudespics.smugmug.com.
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A blazing hot day. Buddy bringing up the heat even more. From simmering to a high boil. Pasadena 9/30/01. Image property of Tammy Bowman.
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John and Buddy working the crowd in Dublin, Ireland. 7/22/01.
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Buddy and me picking up chicks. You can tell it's been a while. Stockholm, Sweden. 7/21/01.
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The strongest little roadie in the world. I caught this little waif carrying around my 100 pound bass rig. Did I help? To busy taking pictures. Pori, Finland. 7/20/01.
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Finally remembered to wear my Liquid Kitty T-shirt. Thanks Dave. Pori, Finland. 7/20/01.
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Hey, this is a family show! Check out the girls in the front row. Pori, Finland. 7/20/01.
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We're on the big screen now. Pori, Finland. 7/20/01. Image property of Taru Heinonen.
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Warming up the crowd for John. Pori, Finland. 7/20/01. Image property of Taru Heinonen.
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Augie Meyers and me. Didn’t even notice at the time, there’s Peter Washington walking by my left elbow. Awesome bass player who was with the Brecker brothers. Recording and performing credits longer than your right arm. Pori, Finland. 7/20/01.
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The boys on the way to Denmark from Milan, Italy. 7/16/01.
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Buddy really working the crowd in Pistoia, Italy. 7/14/01.
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John having some fun waiting for the ferry from Norway to Denmark. On the way to Paris. Note the "Along for the Ride" shirt. 7/8/01.
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Joe don’t eat the. . . Oops. Norway roadside. 7/7/01.
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Bluesbreakers earning some extra dough at a truckstop in Germany. late June/01.
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Rebel without a clothes. Germany late June/01.
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Paradiso in Amsterdam. Didn’t even have time to change my shirt. 3 gigs in 3 countries in 24 hours. I think we ended up driving through six countries today. 6/23/01. Image property of Roger Vandenberg at rvdberg@goldcrest.demon.nl.
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Sunrise at the cliffs of Dover. I don't see many sunrises, but this was special. Stoke, England last night. Luxembourg this afternoon. Amsterdam tonight. It’s gonna be a long day. 6/23/01.
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The Bluesbreakers work the ol’ Clap’o’Meter gag at the Opera House in Newcastle, England. 6/19/01.
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John driving them crazy in Wolverhampton, England. 6/14/01.
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The first leg of a 38 date European tour. Map property and courtesy of Ray Cummings.
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Last stop before California. Sentinal, AZ 5/17/01.
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Having a beeroglyph with Darlene Gutierrez, Albuquerque, NM 5/15/01. Image is property of Darlene Gutierrez.
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Checking out some petroglyphs in the desert, Albuquerque, NM 5/15/01. Image property of Joe Yuele.
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Joe in the desert, Albuquerque, NM 5/15/01.
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Gruene Hall, New Braunfels, TX, after the show. That's John and Joe and the honest to god real Bill Campbell. 5/10/01.
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Getting introduced by the lovely and talented girl who's name we can't remember (if you know, email me). The Cabooze, Minneapolis, MN 5/5/01.
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We blast through Battle Creek, MI, home of every Breakfast Cereal promotion since the beginning of time. 5/2/01.
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After the tour went through, we got the thrill of a private history lesson from museum founder and Berry Gordy's sister, Esther Gordy Edwards. We get lucky sometimes. Motown 5/1/01.
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Buddy getting the spirit at the motown museum, 5/1/01.
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Hittsville, USA, the museum that used to be motown studios. Me and Tommy gearing up for a history lesson. Detroit, MI 5/1/01.
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Joe and Dom, owner of the Stone Pony in Asbury Park, NJ, celebrate the arrival of coffee. 4/28/01.
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Bluesbreakers '01. Backstage after the show at BB King, New York. 4/24/01. Image property of George Trickel.
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The thrilling life of a rock star on the road includes loading equipment through the streets of New York City. 4/24/01.
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Joe at the site of the bloodiest single day in the Civil war, Antietam battlefield. 4/23/01.
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Joe wowing the fans at Charlottesville, VA. 4/21/01.
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John 'n' me at Charlottesville, VA. 4/21/01.
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Buddy wowing the fans at Charlottesville, VA. 4/21/01. I'm watching. My eyes are NOT always closed.
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Here I am at Bull Run Creek. Lovely spot. Time for my history lesson from professor Yuele. 4/20/01. Image property of Joe Yuele
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Embarking on a 32 gig US tour. Leisurely by Mayall standards; we have 5 days off. Map property and courtesy of Ray Cummings.
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The blues tourists make new friends everywhere they go. I met this guy on the road from Missoula to Boise 3/24/01.
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At the Hawaiian Hut in Honolulu. John is getting mobbed by crazed fans, but doesn't miss a lick. He's third from the right with the ponytail and Hawaiian shirt. 1/12/01.
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Somewhere in Central California, Buddy and I found the holy grail of Avenues. It was probably named after the fish. 9/30/00. Image property of Buddy Whittington.
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Gee John, sorry we're late, but Buddy and I were attacked by giant beetles. Tastes sorta like squirrel, kinda tough, but OK after you get used to it. On the way to Colorado Springs, 9/22/00.
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