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Jul 30

July 30, 2009

....after we left NYC, we visited friends out on Long Island, before taking the Orient Point Ferry to New London. Had a great time at New Bedford Summerfest. Perfect weather, lots of music and a nice hotel on the river.

Was a pleasure to meet and hear the music of Harry Manx. A world traveler, he calls his music, Mysticsippi Blues! Very cool...the next weekend was also great, with a Saturday gig at The Narrows Center for the Arts, 12 miles from New Bedford and a Sunday gig at the Plymouth Music Festival, 42 miles away. Amazing to have a tour with so little drive time!

We camped out on Cape Cod for a few days before the show at The First Encounter Coffee House which is always fun. I first played there in 1976! We enjoyed our first lobster rolls and some great seafood meals on the Cape...

Longest drive of the Summer tour was up to Rutland VT where I performed at the local Jail. Nothing like a captive audience...and that evening I did a show at The Brick Box at the Paramount Theater. Nice time there, especially running into my old pal Howie B, who was one of my old gang from the early 60's....so many memories...hadn't seen him for at least 35 years!

Back to Connecticut. for a show at The Vanilla Bean, a campout at Mohegan Sun Casino (best parking lot-overlooking the river from a high bluff) and some more relaxing. Nancy and I are good at that!

New computer working out, can't believe that a $299 notebook could so easily replace my burnt out Sony Vaio....Got Virgin Broadband for it, which is a pay as you go rather then a contract deal... perfect for my 7 months on the road. $20. for 12 hours of service and it works wherever cell phones do!

So now we are in Maine...Taped a TV spot yesterday and have a radio show tomorrow morning to promote my show at ONE LONGFELLOW SQUARE, in Portland.

Nancy and I are enjoying steamed lobsters at $4.99 a pound by our luxury campsite which of course has cable tv, free wi-fi, a heated swimming pool and Jaccuzzi...we love 'camping out'. Tomorrow night's the gig and then we head North to Bar Harbour where we will board the ferry to Nova Scotia.....

Bye For Now,

The Book & Mrs. Book