Belated thanks to everyone who came along to any of the 61 concerts on my marathon three-month, two-continent autumn tour. I’ve now had a lovely few months at home and am excited and happy to be heading out on the road again!
I’ll be warming up for my spring tour by hosting an open session/singaround at Out of the Blue in Porthleven, Cornwall, tomorrow night (Monday), and on Wednesday morning we’ll be setting off for a four-week tour in the Netherlands and Germany, with a UK tour to follow in April and May.
On the way from Penzance to Harwich (where we’ll be getting the ferry over to the Hook of Holland), we’re hoping to make a lunchtime stop in Bristol so that I can see the Legends of Rock exhibition – which, astonishingly, features an enormously enlarged photograph of me (!) alongside the likes of Amy Winehouse, Björk, The Prodigy and Courtney Love. Crazy, right?
That’s me in the corner, next to the man with the hat (that would be the late Jam Master Jay from Run-D.M.C.), and you can read the whole story of how I came to be included in this landmark show of work by photographer Phil Nicholls right here.
While you’re at it, you might like to have a look round my newly revamped website, which features gorgeous graphics by Mary Guinan (the artist responsible for all my solo album covers) as well as lots more beautiful photography by Nicholls; his arresting image of paper flowers floating on water in Helston’s Penrose Woods (the same bunch of flowers I’m holding in the pic above) is the background for every page on the site.
Once the tour gets under way, you’ll find lots of chat and photographs in updates on Facebook and Twitter. If you’re able to make it to one of the shows, it would be great to see you there, and please do help spread the word if you can.