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Two hungry men looking for. . . Ah ferget it. Roadside stop in Italy 11/19/03
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Wooden church and cold breezes. Rankweil, Austria 11/17/03.
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Ancient monestary and us. Lleida, Spain 11/14/03.
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Shore leave. Cartegena, Spain 11/12/03.
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A submarine from 1889. And two touristas. Cartegena, Spain 11/12/03.
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The fabulous view from the hill above the Alcazaba, a 10th century Muslim fortress. Malaga, Spain 11/7/03.
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Looking pretty bleary after being up for 2 straight days. They don't call 'em "red eye" flights for nuthin'. Image property of Caroline Sansone. Sarasota, Florida 11/1/03.
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I thought they had laws against this sort of thing. Oh well. Fight the man baby. Mazatlan, Mexico 10/24/03.
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Finally, after all these years, someone has recognized true talent and given me my own dressing room. Mazatlan, Mexico 10/23/03.
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Fall in Ohio. 10/19/03.
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We really don't get out enough. Roadside rest stop in Northern Oregon 9/21/03.
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14,410 foot high Mount Rainier. And of course, Peters Inn. No comment. Packwood, Washington 9/20/03.
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The King's Well. According to legend, Isis sat weeping here when she came to Byblos in search of Osiris. 9/8/03.
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Crusaders Castle all lit up for the big show. Byblos, Lebanon. 9/7/03.
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Reclining at the Grande Residence. This one dates to 2,500 BC. Byblos, Lebanon 9/7/03.
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Moon coming up over Byblos. The fellas all went back to the hotel, but I new this was going to be something special. Had the joint all to myself. 9/7/03.
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Castle built by the Crusaders 1100 to 1200 AD. Byblos, Lebanon, one of the world's oldest continually inhabited towns. The site has been occupied for at least 7,000 years. 9/7/03.
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Heading into deepest darkest Lebanon. On Middle Eastern Airlines. A little nervous, especially since we're coming up on a September 11th. 9/6/03.
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Me 'n' Dad. He couldn't keep his hands of my bitchin' Levys gig bag. I think he was reliving his youth playing in dance bands across Canada. Wheeling, West Virginia. 8/16/03. Image property of Mary Ann Van Sickle.
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Ahhhh. A lovely hike through the idylic woodlands along the Appalachian trail. Feel the breeze gently caress your . . . Oops we're stuck in traffic again. 8/16/03.
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New York City Skyline. Power outage on the whole east coast. The only light on is the sun. We were lucky to get out of the airport with our luggage after only a few hours. Gig at BB's canceled. No power in the hotel either. 8/14/03.
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Back in the good ol' US of A just in time to hit the Continental Divide with Joe in a Caddy (Well a Buick, but I can dream can't I?). Could life be better? Are there any more question marks on my keyboard? No. 8/8/03.
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15th Century Buddhist Temple. Tokyo, Japan 7/27/03.
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From Liverpool, England to the USA to Japan and what's the first thing we see? The Beatles again. Fuji Rock Festival, Japan 7/24/03.
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Lord Dick Newby and a regular guy from Pittsburgh (me, not Lord Newby). Lord Newby was a very gracious host. He made us all very comfortable by being a regular guy, and took us on a really cool behind the scenes tour of the Houses of Parliament. Image property of Cathy Whittington. Liverpool, England 7/19/03.
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Guitarmagedon. Image property of Barry and Kathy Cheung at www.ikonography.net. Liverpool, England 7/19/03.
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Me 'n' Eric Clapton, together again. Image property of Barry and Kathy Cheung at www.ikonography.net. Liverpool, England 7/19/03.
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From left to right that's Joe, Me, Buddy, and Eric Clapton. Lotta concentrating going on here. Image property of Barry and Kathy Cheung at www.ikonography.net. Liverpool, England 7/19/03.
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Buddy and I get a little hang out time with those darlings of Liverpool, The Beatles. Image property of Cathy Whittington. Liverpool, England 7/19/03.
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Having a little play with the fellas and Eric Clapton. In preparation for a UNICEF benefit concert in Liverpool. Image property of Cathy Whittington. London, England 7/17/03.
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The folks have a little casual time while we set up. I'm looking for Souix City Sue. Been humming that song for weeks now. Souix City, IO 7/5/03.
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John the luggage bearer. Kansas City, MO 6/20/03.
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Buddy and Hank trying to solve the ubiquitous question. Who has the best fried clams in New England? Maybe these guys know. Ipswich, MA 6/4/03
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On the drive from New York to Boston, Joe and I stopped at the always fabulous Superduper Weenie. Fairfield, CT 6/3/03.
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And now we have Buddy sporting a stunning new stage ensemble. Just a little something he threw together while waiting for his lost luggage to arrive. Image courtesy American Airlines. Eureka Springs, AK 5/30/03
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It's Christmas in April at the Lillehammer Blues Festival. Lillehammer, Norway 4/11/03.
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While the fellas are checking into the hotel, I catch a little board time on John's luggage cart. Graz, Austria 4/8/03.
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"Don't worry man, I have bad hair days too." I love to get out and meet the locals. Budapest, Hungary 4/7/03.
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Buddy and Joe trying to fit in on the drive over the mountains from Germany to Hungary. 4/6/03.
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It was a cold and wet drive up the mountains from the Czech Republic to Germany, and it had been a rough night the night before, but I'm still game for a couple beerskis with the locals. Brno, Czech Republic 4/3/03.
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Wolfe. Opening band for most of the Germany dates. These guys rock, and lots of fun to hang out with. From left to right, that's Dave "Hey Baby" Hollingsworth on Drums, Todd Wolfe on Guitar, and Eric "Action" Massimino on Bass. Leipzig, Germany 4/2/03.
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Say baby, now listen here, I got this gig down the street, and maybe afterwards we can . . . Bonn, Germany 3/24/03. Image property of Howard Hartenbaum.
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It wash a ver. . .y rough plane hic . . hic .. ride. Need a quick fishker upper at the airport. Hic. Copenhagen, Denmark 3/19/03
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The early bird gets the cake and ice cream. All of it. And couldn't be happier. Now, if I only had a real spoon. Post gig Trondheim, Norway 3/16/03.
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Moose crossing. Lappenranta, Finland 3/14/03.
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Launching into another Euro tour. Gigs: 30. Days off: 0. Map courtesy and property of Ray Cummings.
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It's me and Ray Charles getting on the plane home from Australia. You might need photoshop, but there he is in the background. Perth Australia 2/16/03. Image property of Joe Yuele.
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Happy Perthians working for an encore. Great festival. Got to see Wilson Pickett, Bob Dylan, Ani DiFranco, Ray Charles and Little Charlie and the Nightcats. Perth, Australia 2/15/03.
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First class Bluesbreakers style. My own exit row and a frosty cranapple juice. Tweed Heads to Adelaide, Australia. 2/14/03. Image property of Buddy Whittington.
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Blues in the Basement. Image property of Peter Jenner. Sydney, Australia 2/12/03.
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Have to get the tourist shot. The Opera House, the Harbour Bridge, The Royal Botanical Gardens. It's all there, and so am I. Sydney, Australia 2/11/03.
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Hiking back up to the highway. Maui, Hawaii 1/16/03.
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We discover a blowhole on the northwest coast. We probably weren't the first, but it sure felt like it. Maui, Hawaii 1/16/03.
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Too tempting. Maui, Hawaii 1/16/03.
   
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