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Home > Travels with John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers > 2005 Sept-Nov USA with Robben Ford

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Robben Ford, me, Buddy and Joe. Finally got the fellas together for some pics on the last stop of the tour. We sure had fun being Robben Ford's band every night. Keane, New Hampshire. 11/20/05.
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Me and the Statue of Liberty from Liberty Park, New Jersey. 11/18/05.
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George Washington Bridge and NYC from Fort Lee Historic Park, New Jersey. 11/18/05.
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Not socked in anymore. Room with a view. Burlington, Vermont. 11/17/05.
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Socked in. Somewhere between Maine and Burlington, Vermont. 11/16/05.
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I guess this is the bridge a German submarine came up to in WWII? pretty cool. Portsmouth, New Hampshire. 11/13/05.
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Sunset. Portsmouth, New Hampshire. 11/13/05.
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Harbor at Portsmouth, New Hampshire. 11/13/05.
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Harbor at Portsmouth, New Hampshire. 11/13/05.
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Chasing the fall colors south. Durham, North Carolina. 11/9/05.
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Joe gassing up the Lincoln. Somewhere in the Appalachian Mountain foothills. 11/9/05.
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Monticello, Thomas Jefferson's home. Charlottesville, Virginia. 11/8/05.
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Getting ready to crush it so it'll fit on a nickel. Charlottesville, Virginia. 11/8/05.
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me, John and Joe snatch a grab and grin with big huge famous poster John. Macomb Centre for the Performing Arts, Mt Clemens, Michigan. 11/5/05.
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Strech limo bluesbreaker style. Midwest. 11/5/05.
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Buddy Bluesbreaker finds a laundry op. Err, that's soiled linen to the finer classes. Pinkies out. West Lafayette, Indiana. 11/5/05.
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Trees. I mean Trees. Wisconsin. 11/3/05.
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Hey. I mean Hay. Wisconsin. Camera is kickin' ass from the speeding car. 11/3/05.
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We stopped for a bite to eat and when we came out; . . . Monster truck time! Somewhere in Iowa. 11/2/05.
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Bluesbreakers set. Lincoln, Nebraska. 11/1/05. Image property of Peter Hasselbalch at www.hipimaging.com.
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Then Robben left. Then all the amps moved. Then John came out. Then Robben came back and we played some more rockin' blues. Tour. Rockin'. Tour. Blues. Revue. Rockin'. Dude. Lincoln, Nebraska. 11/1/05. Image property of Peter Hasselbalch at www.hipimaging.com.
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Bluesbreakers backing Robben Ford for his set on the Rockin' Blues Revue Tour. . . Revue. . . . Tour. Pretty fun getting to play with Robben for a tour, I've always been a big fan of his. Lincoln, Nebraska. 11/1/05. Image property of Peter Hasselbalch at www.hipimaging.com.
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Bridges of Madison County, Iowa. 10/31/05.
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Bridges of Madison County, Iowa. 10/31/05.
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Bridges of Madison County, Iowa. 10/31/05.
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Birthplace of John Wayne. Winterset, Iowa. 10/31/05.
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Frank and Jessie James farm outside Liberty, Missouri. 10/30/05.
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Nice day for a ride in the midwest. Somewhere in central Missouri on Interstate 70. 10/30/05.
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One of five existing Gutenberg Bibles. First book printed with moveable metal type. Made in 1454 or 1455 in Mainz, Germany. On display at the Ransom Center, University of Texas, Austin, Texas 10/7/05.
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Sunset, rainbows, and bazzillions of bats leaving the caverns. This goes on for hours. Incredible. Carlsbad Caverns National Park, New Mexico. 10/5/05.
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More stuff. Carlsbad Caverns National Park, New Mexico. 10/5/05.
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The big room. Carlsbad Caverns National Park, New Mexico. 10/5/05.
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It's curtains for you big boy. Carlsbad Caverns National Park, New Mexico. 10/5/05.
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Ain't that the way. The rhythm section always holding everything up. Carlsbad Caverns National Park, New Mexico. 10/5/05.
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That reminds me. I gotta get ice cream when we get outta here. Carlsbad Caverns National Park, New Mexico. 10/5/05.
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Joe and I getting ready to spelunk the depths of Carlsbad Caverns National Park, New Mexico. 10/5/05.
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Big me and little Joe. Or, is this damn camera workin' or what? White Sands National Monument, New Mexico. 10/4/05.
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Making our way southeast across the blazing desert. In an air conditioned Lincoln towncar. Looks pretty toasty out there. New Mexico. 10/4/05.
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As the sun slowly sinks below the horizon, the blues touristas reluctantly leave the lovely confines of the Petrified Forest and ponder what new adventures the coming days will bring. More drinkin' most likely. Arizona. 10/3/05.
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Yee haw. Hangin' out the window. 10/3/05.
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Ahhhhh. It's a train. Cool huh? Somewhere in Arizona outside a MacDonalds where Joe got a big mac and I got. Ahhh nuthin. But this cool picture. 10/3/05.
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Dig the Arizona skies going by at 90 miles per hour. 10/3/05.
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Joe diggin' the grandeur. Isn't it quizant. Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona. 10/3/05.
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Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona. 10/3/05.
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More Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona. 10/3/05.
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Peter Fonda in Easy Rider? Nope, just little ol' me at the Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona. 10/3/05. Image property of Joe Yuele.
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Part of my 15 minutes of fame. A moment in the spotlight before it's back to the back. In the back. All the way back there. You still here? Get back there you. Long Beach, CA 9/30/05. Image property of Marie Provost.
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Uhhhmmmm caption. Let's see. Well, it's me and the top of Joe's head. How's that? Long Beach, CA 9/30/05. Image property of Marie Provost.
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Robben Ford joins John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers for our set. All part of the Rockin' Blues thingee. Long Beach, CA 9/30/05. Image property of Marie Provost.
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Robben Ford and the Bluesbreakers. Carpenter Performing Arts Center, Long Beach, CA 9/30/05. Image property of Marie Provost.
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Sneaking up on a birdie with a 200mm lens (times 1.6 is 320mm, but that's an optomistic Tamron estimate). 10 second exposure. Don't move birdie. Mission Bay Harbor, San Diego, CA. 9/29/05.
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Mission Bay Harbor, San Diego, CA. 9/29/05.
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Vasquez Rocks State Park, CA 9/27/05.
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Eric Bibb weaving his magic in San Luis Obispo, CA 9/25/05.
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Historic El Camino Real. Cruisin' down the coast from Napa to San Luis Obispo, CA. 9/25/05.
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Gettin' ready for some serious wine drinkin'. Napa, CA 9/24/05.
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