October 5, 2016 § Leave a comment
I’m so so thrilled and excited to let you know that I’ll be playing at Big Ears festival in Knoxville, Tennessee, next March! In fact I don’t think I’ve ever been this excited about playing at a festival: look at the line up and you’ll see why, it’s definitely one of the best festival line-ups I’ve ever seen!
When I heard about the festival about a year and a half ago and saw the previous editions’ line-ups, I immediately thought “Wouldn’t it be amazing if they invited me?”, so when it actually happened this summer I just couldn’t believe it! It’ll be a hell of a long trip (I’m calculating something like 24 hours: coach to airport + internal European flight + transatlantic flight + immigration and customs + internal US flight + transfer to Knoxville), but I felt I just couldn’t turn it down due to the amazing quality of the festival, and indeed I feel so honoured to play along musicians who are among the best of their respective generation and who for some have even made history with their recordings! I’m not only looking forward to playing but also catching as many of the other performances as possible and of course I’ll throw in a bit of Tennessee birdwatching! ;-))))
I’m leaving you with a short video edit of my performance last weekend in Montpellier at the Internationales de la Guitare festival in a beautiful space called La Nef (thank you Vassilis Spyrou for this video!). I was really ill with rhinopharyngitis and a couple of hours before the performance was still wondering if I was going to be able to make it, as I was barely able to sing, and I can say that without a doubt I had never performed while feeling so ill, but somehow I made it and even managed to have a good time thanks to the lovely audience – merci gens de Montpellier et d’ailleurs! ;-)))