HAZMAT modine Spring Tour 2016

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HAZMAT modine 2016
EUROPEAN 10th YEAR JUBILEE Tour
JUNE 16 – JULY 16

Wade Schuman – harmonicas, lute guitar, vocals
Mazz Swift – violin, vocals
Pam Fleming – trumpet
Steve Elson – saxophone, clarinet, duduk
Michaela Gomez – guitar, slide guitar
Erik Della Penna – guitar, vocals
Jon Sass– tuba
Kevin Garcia – drums

The 2016 Spring Tour will take Pam and the band to Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Slovenia and Holland.

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Tour Map Of Spring Tour 2016

June 16th – JAZZCLUB, Eisenach – Germany
June 17th – BÜRGERHAUS. Ingolstadt – Germany
June 18th – FESTIVAL JOURNÉES DES 5 CONTINENTS. Martigny – Switzerland
June 19th – KAMMGARN, Hard – Austria
June 20th – NEW MORNING, Paris – France
June 22nd – KATHARINEN RUINE OPEN AIR, Nürnberg – Germany
June 23rd – MUSIKTHEATER REX, Lorsch – Germany
June 24th – BURGANLAGE OPEN AIR, Saarburg – Germany
June 25th – HUNSRÜCKHALLE, Hunsrück – Germany
June 26th – MUSIKPAVILLON der KONRAD WITZ SCHULE, Rottweil – Germany
June 28th – ALTE KIRCHE, Rulfingen – Germany
June 29th – STADTTHEATER LANDSBERG, Landsberg am Lech- Germany
June 30th – WOODSTOCK DER BLASMUSIK, Ort in Innkreis – Austria
July 1st – BLUESIANA ROCK CLUB, Velden am Wörthersee – Austria
July 2nd – LENT FESTIVAL, Maribor – Slovenia
July 3rd – TOLLHAUS, Karlsruhe – Germany
July 4th – LABORATORIUM, Stuttgart – Germany
July 5th – FABRIK, Hamburg – Germany
July 8th – HALLENBAD, Wolfsburg – Germany
July 9th – BLUES ROOTS & SONG FESTIVAL, Schneverdingen – Germany
July 10th – LUXOR, Arnhem – Netherlands
July 11th – HOT JAZZ CLUB, Münster – Germany
July 12th –SAVOY, Bordesholm – Germany
July 13th – BLUENOTE, Osnabrück – Germany
July 14th – KAMMGARN, Kaiserslautern – Germany
July 15th – OBJEKT 5, Halle – Germany
July 16th – ZAPPANALE, Bad Doberan – Germany

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Vintage Hazmat Modine, but All new Hazmat Modine songs!

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16 June, 2016
JAZZCLUB
Eisenach, Germany
8:30pm

After flying to Frankfurt, and taking a train to Eisenach, we arrived safely yesterday afternoon, and had a good long sleep! We play tonight at the JazzClub, which is also a fantastic Jazz “Museum”, with lots of artifacts, books, recordings, photos – all accessible to peruse!

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Here’s my Warm-Up Room of the day.
The air smelled so good in Eisenach behind the Jazz Museum!

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17 June, 2016
BÜRGERHAUS
Ingolstadt, Germany
8:00pm

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Here’s some of my Band Mates in Ingolstadt, Germany
Erik Della Penna, Mazz Swift, Steve Elson, Jon Sass, Michaela Gomez, Kevin Garcia

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Most interesting No Smoking sign!

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Wade doing the Table solo!

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18 June, 2016
FESTIVAL – JOURNEES DES 5 CONTINENTS
Martigny, Switzerland
11:00pm

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Here’s the view from my hotel room in Martigny, Switzerland! Well deserved, after driving in the bus all night from Ingolstadt, Germany. Tomorrow- we go to Hard, Austria, then, Paris! – Country hoppin’!!!

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I know it doesn’t look like late Spring, but it is! So let’s hope the rain holds off for the Festival in Martigny.

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Our Manager, Uli Balss took this shot at the Festival last night in Martigny, Switzerland. With Michaela Gomez, Erik Della Penna, Wade Schuman, Kevin Garcia, Mazz Swift, Jon Sass, Pam Fleming and Steve Elson.

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19 June, 2016
KAMMGARN
Hard, Austria
8:30pm

These kids inspired my Warm-Up today!
Watched them bounce around vigorously on a see-saw.
… and here they are off the see-saw. Diggin’ The Pink Panther theme!

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HAZMAT MODINE live at the Kammgarn in Hard 2016
Foto: Adrian Biatel

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20 June, 2016
NEW MORNING
Paris, France
9:30pm

Wonderful to have a day off to stroll around Paris the day after our concert.

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Started the day in a Paris Cafe… (There’s a song there somewhere)!

Nice peaceful garden behind a church. This man is painting designs on the little fences. — and what park in NYC would actually put up a Pigeon House?

In Paris, I came across some markets that sell everything! -wish I had a kitchen! Can you see the bees enjoying the sweet pastries? And the craft beer shop was a hang. Playing reggae music. I heard my Boyz Kevin Batchelor and Jerry J !!! Steel Pulse.

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…and some more views of my stroll thru – The Paris Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris, commonly known as Sacré-Cœur Basilica and often simply Sacré-Cœur, is a Roman Catholic church and minor basilica, dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

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22 June, 2016
KATHARINEN RUINE
Nürnberg, Germany
8:00pm

St. Katharina Open Air 2016 – Hazmat Modine

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23 June, 2016
MUSIKTHEATER REX
Bensheim, Germany
8:30pm

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In the bus again

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View from my Hotel room in Bensheim, Germany. Sunrise. There were castles on many mountain tops! Thank you, (new) Rex Theater for having Hazmat Modine in your town!

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The sunset hour is longer over here in Europe… I would keep shooting, except I have a musical job to do!

Here are the kids we were playing with! – They stayed for the whole Hazmat Modine show!

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24 June, 2016
BURGANLAGE
OPEN AIR

Saarburg, Germany
8:30pm

Saarburg, Germany had some nice sights. Special thanks to Christof, our promoter there, who has us back year after year!

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25 June, 2016
HUNSRÜCKHALLE
Hunsrück, Germany
8:00pm

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My private plane just landed at the Hotel, and a fine meal was waiting…

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My new friend Peter was waiting for me too!

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26 June, 2016
MUSIK PAVILLON der KONRAD WITZ SCHULE
Rottweil, Germany
9:00pm

Concert only starts after EM soccer game!!!!!

Rottweil – Michaela warming up, and Erik Keeping Fit! Pre- Sound Check Moments.

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Hazmat Modine fans who happen to be in New York while I am on tour in Europe… Miss you guys!

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27 June, 2016
Ahhhh. After 11 days straight, with Hazmat Modine shows- A much needed Day Off in Rottweil, Germany. After a 4 hour soak and swim at the salt water spa, I had a wander, and a very German Dinner.

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28 June, 2016
ALTE KIRCHE RULFINGEN
Rulfingen, Germany
8:30pm

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The sky at dinner time. Rulfingen, Germany

We played at the Alte Kirche (Old Church), and it is so beautiful inside. Out back is the local cemetery. Blessed Be.

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Auf dem Weg nach Rulfingen : Hazmat Modine. in Rottweil

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29 June, 2016
STADTTHEATER LANDSBERG
Landsberg am Lech, Germany
8:00pm

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Check out this cool Cat Ladder on the side of this house! I watched a black cat zigzag his way up in Rulfingen Germany.

Stork’s seem to like this area. …and church tops, for their nests. There was a big nest on top of Alte Kirche, where we played last night in Rulfingen, and here in nearby Mengen, Germany.

Jon Sass, (tuba) and some views in Landsberg.

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30 June, 2016
WOODSTOCK DER BLASMUSIK
Ort im Innkreis, Austria
11:30pm

…and check out the ceiling! Trombone, even! – or would that be a sacbutt? (We play tonight in Austria, at the “Woodstock of Brass” Festival in Ort Im Innkreis.)

This gorgeous church in Landsberg has an amazing organ! During our dinner last night, we heard this organ playing, of all things, a fantastic version of the Star Wars Theme. Imagine That! —Surreal.

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My Warm-Up room today at “The Woodstock Of Brass” Festival in Ort, Austria.

Lots of crazy Brass lovers and players of all kinds today. Partying Bunch! Wow!

ALL kinds of Brass Players!!!!!!!

A few LIVE shots, so you realize we actually are gigging!

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1 July, 2016
BLUESIANA ROCK CLUB
Velden am Wörthersee, Austria
8:30pm

Velden, Austria. A few steps from my hotel room.

Gotta check out of our rooms now, but we make the most of the minutes we have!!!

…and I have really been into windows, doors, and walls lately…

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2 July, 2016
LENT FESTIVAL
Maribor, Austria
8:30pm

Then, Hazmat Modine enters Maribor, Slovenia! Among other things- more walls, windows, and what lurks about…

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3 July, 2016
TOLLHAUS
Karlsruhe, Germany
8:00pm

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Dinner with Andre Stein, one of Hazmat Modine’s most loyal fans!

Building a subway in Karlsruhe, and some more beauty.

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4 July, 2016
LABORATORIUM
Stuttgart, Germany
8:30pm

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My warm-up room in Stuttgart-the Laboratorium

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5 July, 2016
FABRIK
Hamburg, Germany
8:00pm

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My warm-up room behind Fabrik, in Hamburg. …

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And I’ll take my Felines wherever I can get them!

Fabrik dressing room is covered in stickers and graffiti – lots of my musical friends here on the walls. And this reflection is actually in a metal toilet flush button!

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Hamburg Day Off moments…

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I want to learn more about the people painted on the wall….

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6 July, 2016
HALLENBAD
Wolfsburg, Germany
8:00pm

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Look who I found last night! He renewed me!

Hamburg by night. The sunset was around 10pm!
Great tapas at Altamira, and a stroll around…

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9 July, 2016
BLUES ROOTS & SONG FESTIVAL
Schneverdingen, Germany
8:00pm

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The happy folks in Schneverdingen, under the hugest parachute I’ve ever seen!

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10 July, 2016
LUXOR
Arnhem, Netherlands
8:30pm

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Too long on the road. . .

Lovely to see some friends tonight!

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11 July, 2016
HOT JAZZ CLUB
Münster – Germany
8:00pm

It wasn’t the hottest 😅, but the hottest 🎸😀💦🎤🎷🎺🎼🔥🔥🔥 show in the Hot Jazz Club in Münster on Monday!

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12 July, 2016
SAVOY
Bordesholm – Germany
8:30pm

Shhhhhhh! Wade had another Road Birthday!!!

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Cool painting in my hotel room!

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Flag half American half German? Hmmmmm?

Went swimming in Einfelder See in Muhbrook, Germany with Uschi in the morning before the bus took off again. Temperature: Just Right!

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13 July, 2016
BLUENOTE
Osnabrück – Germany
8:30pm

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View out my Hotel window in Osnabruck, Germany. Nice, huh? Why can’t they build like this anymore? If these buildings were sprouting up in Brooklyn, I’d be happy!

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14 July, 2016
KAMMGARN
Kaiserslautern – Germany
8:00pm

We had to hang out after the gig at Kammgern Cotton Club last night, before driving all night. These were some of the things to see in the dark.

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15 July, 2016
OBJEKT 5
Halle – Germany
9:00pm

Bus Moments…. Lotsa Miles goin’ down!

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We drove all night and arrived in Halle, Germany. This will be my warm up room soon, outside the Objekt 5 club. Nice bier batten. And that is our wonderful tour bus in the background. ShoutOut to Annette, our bus driver, for smooth Dream Time!

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Our Dearest fan, Andre Stein, just saw Hazmat Modine for the 45th time!!! (Not the guy in the middle…) He knows the music better than we do!!!

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… and our last concert on this tour!!!

16 July, 2016
ZAPPANALE
Bad Doberan – Germany
3:00pm

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HAZMAT modine Down Under

HAZMAT modine 2016
MARCH 7 – 22

Wade Schuman – harmonicas, lute guitar, vocals
Pam Fleming – trumpet
Mazz Swift – violin, vocals
Steve Elson – saxophone, clarinet, duduk
Michael Gomez – guitar, slide guitar
Joe Daley – tuba
Graham Hawthorne – drums

The first tour in 2016 will take Pam and the band to Australia and New Zealand

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WOMAdelaide 2016
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FRI, MARCH 11
Foundation Stage
6pm

SAT, MARCH 12
Moreton Bay Stage
1pm

MON, MARCH 14
Novatech Stage
8:45pm

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WOMAD New Zealand 2016

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SAT, MARCH 19
Tsb Bowl Stage
4pm

SUN, MARCH 20
Te Paepae Stage
2pm

SUN, MARCH 20
Shell Gables Stage
8:45pm

This LONG plane ride to OZ will be welcomed – Headphones, New Fearless Dreamer tracks to absorb, and SLEEP – and a new Hazmat Modine experience awaiting Down Under!!!

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10 March, 2016

I guess this proves I am really Here! Arrived in Adelaide late two nights ago. Had a fun yesterday at Cleland Wildlife Park. I just love the scent of eucalyptus trees!

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Emu

How do you do Emu?

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…this snake was smooth to the touch!

No, it’s not an NYC rat!!!

These are Bandicoots and Potaroos, small marsupials
and is that my reflection in it’s eye?

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Just chillin’!!

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The Ultimate Middle Finger!

Oh, yes… And did we realize how CLOSE Adelaide & Brooklyn are??? Not sure why it took so long to get here!

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MARCH 11

Aboriginal Welcome Ceremony – the white bearded man is Steve Gadlabarti Goldsmith, an Elder. He told me to expect fruit bats flying off at sunset. If you come see us at the Novatech Stage on Monday you will see and hear them. They make an amazing sound!

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These fruit bats or flying foxes hang in the trees all day, and at sunset, they start getting Motivated to move!

Check out this amazing racket coming from the trees in the Adelaide Botanic Park

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About to open up the Womadelaide Festival – we are inside a Botanical Gardens.

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MARCH 12

Check out the roots of this banyan tree

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Hazmat Modine inside the roots of a Moreton Bay Fig Tree

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MARCH 13

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Warmup room of the day – “Pam in a Banyan Tree”

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Does anyone else see faces in this bark?

Angelique Kidjo gives a cooking workshop at the “Taste The World” hut

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… and I got to try a sample! Nice fish, and orange starchy yam, perhaps?

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This morning I took the tram to Glenelg Beach. Bright white sand, and the water was so refreshing after all that hot sun at the WOMADelaide Fest. It was a national holiday Monday, the Horseracing Cup, and all over people were wearing fancy hats! Seems to be the tradition!

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It was a national holiday Monday, the Horseracing Cup, and all over people were wearing fancy hats! Seems to be the tradition!_4038

And I am remembering my cat, who left us…. – her name was Squid

MARCH 14

WOMADelaide
NOVATECH STAGE
8:45pm

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A curved didgeridoo!!!

I didn’t get to walk around too much, but there are some gorgeous buildings here in Adelaide.

this is the view out my 12th floor room

this is the view out of my 12th floor hotel room

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MARCH 15

My bags are packed, and we are on the move again!
off to New Zealand and a new adventure…
After a long day of travel we arrive in Aukland, New Zealand.

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MARCH 16

Driving to New Plymouth – what a perfect way to experience a taste of New Zealand!

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 ..arriving in New Plymouth, New Zealand
Dinner and a Jam Session by the sea
Jet-lagged but happy

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Mazz Swift jamming at the sea in New Plymouth, New Zealand.

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MARCH 17

We are invited to a Maori Powhiri Welcoming Ceremony.
What an experience!

We witnessed the Women singing Karanga, a Maori song of welcome. Then we were Greeted with Hongi, the ritual greeting of Pressing Of Noses. Young boys presented the Haka War Dance. Intense! An Oratory by our Elder Host, -spoken in the Maori language, answered by Singing, and a sharing of words and music from the various Womad Artists. Then a traditional meal was served!

We certainly feel Welcomed now.

These are carvings outside the Maori Community Meeting Place. We weren’t allowed to take photos inside…

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After the wonderful Maori Welcoming Ceremony, where words, song and dance were shared, we were invited to a Maori Feast. uplifting singing ever present… What a joy. The food, meats with potatoes, sweet potatoes, etc were cooked with fire and hot stones underground. there was delicious marinated fish and mussles. The vegetarians had a nice spread with various chickpea and lentil curries, beets and root veg. YUM!

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MARCH 18
Tsb Bowl Stage
4pm

Happy World Sleep Day!
Fun fact: “Man is the only mammal that willingly delays sleep!”

Striking contrast – New Plymouth’s old White Hart Hotel and the town Clock Tower, and the Len Lye Centre

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Looking up to the sky from the outer walls of Len Lye’s Art Museum. It was closed when we got there, but, I hope to see inside this world of kinetic art.

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Everchanging reflections

SAT, MARCH 19
Tsb Bowl Stage
4pm

Ocean view from Shane and Jane’s. Mazz and I swam in these waters. Gentle waves, but strong horizontal pull. Good workout just staying in one place!

Worshiping the sun
greeting us after our swim in the sea

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 New Zealand – gotta have some mussels!!! They taste SO much better here than the frozen ones we get from here in the States.
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My warm up room yesterday. The Bowl stage had this “moat” in front of it.
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Chillin’ this morning in the hot tub. I was in a trance when Steve Elson joined me.
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funny juxtaposition!
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SUN, MARCH 20
Shell Gables Stage
8:45pm

Took another stroll to the beach, and along the Coastal Walkway. Some rocks, you just never get tired of looking at!

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love This!
This Boy thoroughly enjoyed building his Sea Art Hut.
moments later… Another Boy took delight in throwing things at it to knock it down.
The Human Cycle…

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Alien Driftwood

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Yes, Black New Zealand Sand
It’s a beach of black volcanic sand!

This Duck took advantage of being in the Spotlight!x1-ducktookadvantage

later at night, during De La Soul’s set, a few Daring Ones swam across it to the stage….

Goodnight WOMAD!
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MON, MARCH 21

Preparing for a long flight home

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Hazmat Modine Fall tour in Brazil and Mexico

This is my first trip to Brazil

HAZMAT modine 2015
Fall Tour OCTOBER 16 – OCTOBER 23

Wade Schuman – harmonicas, lute guitar, vocals
Pam Fleming – trumpet
Reut Regev – trombone
Steve Elson – saxophone, clarinet, duduk
Michael Gomez – guitar, slide guitar
Erik Della Penna – guitar, vocals
Joe Daley – tuba
Beaver Bausch- drums

The 2015 Fall Tour will take Pam and the band to Brazil and Mexico

Fall tour map in Brazil and Mexico

Fall tour map in Brazil and Mexico

BRAZIL
SUN, OCTOBER 18
ILHABELA JAZZ FEST
ILHABELA, Brazil

MEXICO
WED, OCTOBER 21
FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE LAS ARTES JULIO TORRI COAHUILA

 TORREON, Mexico

THU, OCTOBER 22
FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE LAS ARTES
SALTILLO, Mexico

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looking forward to waking up in Brazil …
Just one day to discover a new place, and get lost for a couple of hours.

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OCTOBER 17

We take a shuttle from São Paolo to  São Sebastião, then a ferry to Ilhabela,
or officially Ilha de São Sebastião.

First glimpse of clouds lifting from Ilhabela

First glimpse of clouds lifting from Ilhabela

now here’s a concept!
Right outside the road side rest stop, on the way from Sao Paulo Airport to the Ferry to Ihhabela, Hungry Hazmats had THIS option!
You can milk this cow, and add any flavor you like to it, and drink it right there!

“Milk The Foot Of Cow!”

and then, inside the churrascaria…
Big Ol’ MEAT sandwiches! The grill was fantastic! brazillian Logs in there…

and then, inside...

and then, inside…

Big Ol' MEAT sandwiches! The grill was fantastic! brazillian Logs in there...

Big Ol’ MEAT sandwiches! The grill was fantastic! brazillian Logs in there…

Everywhere you go, there It is…

Everywhere you go, there It is...

Everywhere you go, there It is…

beauty in lines...

beauty in lines…

View from my hotel balcony

View from my hotel balcony

Swimming was a bit rough, but the boat ride was great.
Always love to smell the ocean water, and feel the wind in my face

Joe Daley on the boat

Joe Daley on the boat

Steve Elson on our afternoon Boat Ride

Steve Elson on our afternoon Boat Ride

Wade enjoying the breeze

Wade enjoying the breeze

My Brazilian Warm-Up room

get your ducks in a row! cute, huh?

get your ducks in a row! cute, huh?

Bacon Popcorn???
I’m bringin’ some home for y’all!

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bacon popcorn???

Look at the size of THAT!
Unfortunately it will not fit in my suitcase!

Giant squash

Giant squash

Squid Wine????

Squid Wine

Squid Wine

and yes, Jenny Hill, the passion fruit caiparinas were the BEST!!!!!

passion fruit caiparinas were the BEST!!!!!

passion fruit caiparinas were the BEST!!!!!

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OCTOBER 18

ILHABELA JAZZ FESTIVAL
Centro Historico, Ilhabela
October 18, 2015 at 11:00pm

Ilhabela Jazz Festival

Ilhabela Jazz Festival

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OCTOBER 19

of course the sun comes out today when we have to leave…
Wonderful Ilhabela Jazz Festival
goodbye Brazil….
And off to Mexico!

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OCTOBER 20

On the road from Monterrey to Saltillo.
Wind Power here too!

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Wind Power

Dinner at the coolest Mexican restaurant!
The vibe was all typical for the region, and Day Of The Dead…

Dinner at cool Mexican restaurant

Dinner at cool Mexican restaurant

The darker orange bowl contains delicious grasshoopers/perhaps crickets…
Nice and crunchy!

Crunchy grasshoppers! Mmmh!!!

Crunchy grasshoppers!
Mmmh!!!

Skelly YES!

Skelly YES!

Excellent gourd man

Excellent gourd man

The white skull is an incense burner to ward off evil

The white skull is an incense burner to ward off evil

Hazmat Modine, and promoter Lorena with Frida

Hazmat Modine, and promoter Lorena with Frida

Hazmat Modine, and promoter Lorena with Frida

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OCTOBER 21

Before driving to Torreon, we have some time to visit the local Mexican market. Meat parts, pig heads, fruits and veggies and toys right next to each other!

in the local Market in Saltillo, Mexico, Meat Parts and toys...

in the local Market in Saltillo, Mexico, Meat Parts and toys…

Pig head in the local Market in Saltillo, Mexico

Pig head in the local Market in Saltillo, Mexico

3  - Whew... in the local Market in Saltillo, Mexico

There’s “fix-its” for everything here in the Saltillo market

There's "fix-its" for everything here in the Saltillo market

There’s “fix-its” for everything here in the Saltillo market

Santa Muerte, Mexico’s beloved goddess of death

Aanta Muerte - half face, half skull

Aanta Muerte – half face, half skull

Red Cloaked Santa Muerte

Red Cloaked Santa Muerte

Santa  Muerte figures in the local Market in Saltillo, Mexico

Santa Muerte figures in the local Market in Saltillo, Mexico

Lovely Woman in the local Market in Saltillo, Mexico

Lovely Woman in the local Market in Saltillo, Mexico

Halloween (Día de las Brujas) is mainly enjoyed by children in Mexico.
Some people don’t like Halloween…

Halloween (Día de las Brujas) is mainly enjoyed by children in Mexico. Some people don't like Halloween...

Halloween (Día de las Brujas) is mainly enjoyed by children in Mexico. Some people don’t like Halloween…

The perfect way to serve Mezcal…
Saltillo, Mexico

The perfect way to serve Mezcal... Saltillo, Mexico

The perfect way to serve Mezcal…
Saltillo, Mexico

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onward to Torreon…
we drive through the dry desert landscape

we drive from Saltillo, Mexico to Torreon, Mexico

we drive from Saltillo, Mexico to Torreon, Mexico

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FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE LAS ARTES JULIO TORRI COAHUILA
Plaza Mayor, Torreon
October 21, 2015 at 8:00pm

Torreon Festival

Torreon Festival

The climate in Torreon, Mexico is arid, rainfall is scarce
We were lucky enough to have some rain during our concert!

The climate in Torreon, Mexico is arid, rainfall is scarce We were lucky enough to have some rain during our concert!

The climate in Torreon, Mexico is arid, rainfall is scarce
We were lucky enough to have some rain during our concert!

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OCTOBER 22

FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE LAS ARTES JULIO TORRI COAHUILA
Plaza de Armas
Miguel Hidalgo Y Costilla Norte Zona Centro
Saltillo

October 22, 2015 at 8:00pm

Saltillo Festival

Saltillo Festival

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HAZMAT MODINE 2015 Spring Tour

Packing my bags again for our next tour to Europe!!!

HAZMAT modine 2015
Spring Tour MAY 26 – JUNE 17

Wade Schuman – harmonicas, lute guitar, vocals
Mazz Swift – violin, vocals
Pam Fleming – trumpet
Steve Elson – saxophone, clarinet, duduk
Michael Gomez – guitar, slide guitar
Erik Della Penna – guitar, vocals
Joe Daley – tuba
Tim Keiper – drums

The 2015 Spring Tour will take Pam and the band to Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Luxemburg.

Map of the tour
Tour Map Of Spring Tour 2015

MAY WED 27 – KULTURZENTRUM PAVILLON – HANNOVER, Germany
THU 28 – FORUM – BIELEFELD, Germany
FRI 29 – MUSEUM GLOCKENGIESSEREI – SAARBURG, Germany
SAT 30 – BLUES CLUB LÖWENSAAL – BADEN BADEN, Germany
SUN 31 – JAZZHAUS – FREIBURG, Germany

JUNE TUE 2 – OPDERSCHMELZ – DUDELANGE, Luxemburg
WED 3 – ALTE FEUERWACHE – MANNHEIM, Germany
THU 4 – PORGY & BESS – VIENNA, Austria
FRI 5 – JAZZIT – SALZBURG, Austria
SAT 6 – KAMMGARN – HARD, Austria
SUN 7 – BEE-flat – BERN, Switzerland
TUE 9 – AMPERE – MÜNCHEN, Germany
WED 10 – E-WERK – ERLANGEN, Germany
THU 11 – MUSIC HALL – WORPSWEDE, Germany
FRI 12 – HALLE 12 – SCHWEBHEIM, Germany
SAT 13 – JAZZ CLUB KULTURFABRIK – EISENACH, Germany
SUN 14 – KESSELHAUS – BERLIN, Germany
TUE 16 – SAVOY – BORDESHOLM, Germany
WED 17 – BÖRSE – WUPPERTAL, Germany

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and we’re off again …

On the road again Mazz & Pam

On the road again
Mazz & Pam

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May 27, 2015
8:00pm
KULTURZENTRUM PAVILLON
Hannover, Germany
http://pavillon-hannover.de

We’re going ON! … And without Wade! Arrived at the Hannover Pavillon directly for sound check and rehearsal. Unfortunately Wade is very sick. Hopefully he’ll be on the mend with a little rest. Eric to the rescue, and we all help out. Wow – what a way to start the tour!

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May 28, 2015
8:00pm
FORUM
Bielefeld, Germany
http://www.forum-bielefeld.com

Wade Is back!!! The “rough around the edges” sounds good, and he will be in full form soon with your help. Nothing like a great audience to get you going!!! Ask Andre Stein!!! He’s been to about 36 Hazmat Modine shows!!!

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 OK People- this sign was in the parking lot outside the Forum Club in Bielefeld. What does it mean to You?

What does this sign mean to you?

What does this sign mean to you?

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May 29, 2015
8:00pm
GLOCKENGIESSEREI
Saarburg, Germany
http://www.museum-glockengiesserei-mabilon.de

Glockengiesserei - Saarburg by Uli Balss

Glockengiesserei – Saarburg
by Uli Balss

My “warm-up room” in the Bell Factory – Glockengiesserei in Saarburg.

My

My “warm-up room” in the Bell Factory – Glockengiesserei in Saarburg.

Sometimes, we play up in the hills in the castle, weather permitting, and sometimes we play in this wonderful old Bell Factory.

Mabilon u. Co. Glockengiesserei

Mabilon u. Co.
Glockengiesserei

One BIG bell

One BIG bell

Old bell ringers

Old bell ringers

Wade was back “in the ring” of things, and our new band members, Mazz Swift and Tim Keiper are adding their spice to the mix!

Here are some concert pictures by Andre Stein, who has seen the band many times!

Saarburg - Glockengiesser pictures by Andre Stein

Saarburg – Glockengiesser
pictures by Andre Stein

Erik and Tim

Erik and Tim

Mazz takes a rest backstage in Saarburg

Mazz takes a rest backstage in Saarburg

Uli

Uli

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May 30, 2015
8:00pm
BLUES CLUB LÖWENSAAL
Baden Baden, Germany
http://www.bluesclub-baden-baden.de

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May 31, 2015
8:00pm
JAZZHAUS
Freiburg, Germany
http://www.jazzhaus.de

LIVE from Jazzhaus in Freiburg, Germany

Pam Fleming in Freiburg

Pam Fleming in Freiburg

Pam, Steve, and Michaela

Pam, Steve, and Michaela

after the concert …

Anna Laura and Mazz

Anna Laura and Mazz

Elson lookin' great!!!

Elson lookin’ great!!!

with Marc Whitehead ( Christine's Brother) in Freiburg, Germany

with Marc Whitehead ( Christine’s Brother) in Freiburg, Germany

Marcus, Pam, Anna Laura

Marcus, Pam, Anna Laura

Tim, Marcus, Michaela

Tim, Marcus, Michaela

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June 1, 2015
Freiburg, Germany
DAY OFF

Full Moon View from my Freiburg Hotel Room

Full Moon View from my Freiburg Hotel Room

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June 2, 2015
8:00pm
CULTURCENTER OPDERSCHMELZ
Dudelange, Luxemburg
http://www.opderschmelz.lu

travelling to Luxembourg from Freiburg …

sht - German efficient use of letters

sht – German efficient use of letters

Finding Nature at a French roadside rest stop on our way to Luxemburg - a Stink Bug!!!

Finding Nature at a French roadside rest stop on our way to Luxemburg – a Stink Bug!!!

Gig poster in Dudelange

Gig poster in Dudelange

here's Birthday Man Erik Della Penna with Jaro's Uli Balss

here’s Birthday Man Erik Della Penna with Jaro’s Uli Balss

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June 3, 2015
8:00pm
ALTE FEUERWACHE
Mannheim, Germany
http://www.altefeuerwache.com

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June 4, 2015
8:00pm
PORGY & BESS
Vienna, Austria
http://www.porgy.at/e-index.html

This is gonna be my new favorite drink for summer: lemon juice, lemon grass, ginger, mint, brown sugar and soda water. Yum! Vienna in the sunshine.

This is gonna be my new favorite drink for summer: lemon juice, lemon grass, ginger, mint, brown sugar and soda water. Yum! Vienna in the sunshine.

Happy Birthday, Steve Elson!!!

celebrating another birthday on the road ...

celebrating another birthday on the road

Discovering Vienna …

The Belvedere

The Belvedere

sweet Music!

sweet Music!

What Vienna is famous for ...

What Vienna is famous for …

Sacher Torte

Sacher Torte

Uschi at the War Memorial fountain

Uschi at the War Memorial fountain

Enjoying a stroll around town with Mazz and Uschi

Enjoying a stroll around town with Mazz and Uschi

Mazz and Uschi, our Tour Manager, at The Belvedere, where Klimt has his works

Mazz and Uschi, our Tour Manager, at The Belvedere, where Klimt has his works

Simple Pleasures

Simple Pleasures

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June 5, 2015
8:00pm
JAZZIT
Salzburg, Austria
http://www.jazzit.at

a couple of glimpses of Salzburg

Salzburg's Castle - Fortress Hohensalzburg

Salzburg’s Castle – Fortress Hohensalzburg

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A few glimpses from old Salzburg

check out the eyes ...

check out the eyes …

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June 6, 2015
8:00pm
KAMMGARN
Hard, Austria
http://kammgarn.at

Joe Daley preparing to play in Hard, Austria

Joe Daley preparing to play in Hard, Austria

Joe Daley preparing to play in Hard, Austria

Constantly on the move, we only have a few moments to steal before our next departure …

20 minutes of bliss

20 minutes of bliss

on my way to Lake Constance, right around the corner from our Hotel Am See

on my way to Lake Constance, right around the corner from our Hotel Am See

friendly chicken behind the club

friendly chicken behind the club

the wildlife you meet along the way ...

the wildlife you meet along the way …

 Getting ready for our next drive …

Tim Keiper - Always Busy!

Tim Keiper – Always Busy!

Annette, our Pro Driver, giving the big engine a drink

Annette, our Pro Driver, giving the big engine a drink

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June 7, 2015
8:00pm
BEE-flat
Bern, Switzerland
http://www.bee-flat.ch

Driving from Austria to Switzerland, its easy to daydream out the tour bus window…

Daydream 2 its easy to daydream out the tourbus window... 1 of 2

This is what I saw of Bern before it rained …

just before the rain ...

just before the rain …

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rik Della Penna in the dressing room Bee-Flat Club, Bern, Switzerland

…and we drive overnight to our DAY OFF up in the ski hills of Nesselwang, Germany

overnight drive to our day off

overnight drive to our day off

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June 8, 2015
DAY OFF
Nesselzwang, Germany

This is the view of the area on our Day Off!

This is the view of the area on our Day Off!

This is the view of the area on our Day Off!

This on the other hand is the view I have in my bed … It may not me the most relaxing image, but when I layin my bed, this image is on the ceiling!

view in my bed ...

view in my bed …

It’s a joy to have a day off!

A DAY OFF!

A DAY OFF!

Charming Zinkenbichlkapelle, the church on the Bock Beer label

The famous church that is on the Bock Beer label

The famous church that is on the Bock Beer label

great Bock beer, too!

I had my dinner in this local brewery. Whole fish. Yum. Postbrauerei was down the hill in the town of Nesselwang, Germany.

Postbrauerei, Nesselzwang

Postbrauerei, Nesselzwang

Bock Beer Mug

Bock Beer Mug

trumpet players joy

trumpet players joy

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June 9, 2015
8:00pm
AMPERE
München, Germany
http://www.muffatwerk.de/de/pages/ampere

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June 10, 2015
8:00pm
E-WERK
Erlangen, Germany
http://www.e-werk.de

What is the name of this horn? I wonder if Scott Robinson has one …

What is the name of this horn?

What is the name of this horn?

Strolling around Erlangen, we came across a Botanic Garden

Mazz Swift and Michaela Gomez

Mazz Swift and Michaela Gomez

Botanic Garden Erlangen

Botanic Garden Erlangen

Michaela

Michaela

Iris

Iris

Check out these amazing button clothes!!!

Amazing button clothes

Amazing button clothes

3 guitars and a Sousaphone

3 guitars and a Sousaphone

Let there be light!

Let there be light!

Joe Daley gets down!

Joe Daley gets down!

Tim Keiper in the moment

Tim Keiper in the moment

and onward into the night …

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June 11, 2015
8:00pm
MUSIC HALL
Worpswede, Germany
http://musichall-worpswede.eu

Uschi, our Tour Manager’s Family, joined us backstage at Worpswede’s Music Hall. great SOUND tonight, and this venue has the nicest homey vibe-good food and Friends. 

backstage at Music Hall

backstage at Music Hall

Young Kati, Uschi (and a different) Andre’s daughter), (tween her Dad and me,) played guitar and hummed her own song for us backstage. She’s 13!!!!

13 year old Kati played her new song for us backstage

13 year old Kati played her new song for us backstage

Long time friend, and our most committed fan, Andre Stein joined us for his 39th Hazmat Modine performance! WO!!!

our most committed fan, Andre Stein

our most committed fan, Andre Stein

The horn section: Pam Fleming and Steve Elson

The Horn Section: Pam Fleming and Steve Elson

The Horn Section: Pam Fleming and Steve Elson

Joe Daley, Mazz Swift and Pam Fleming

Joe Daley, Mazz Swift and Pam Fleming

Joe Daley, Mazz Swift and Pam Fleming

uh-HUH!

Michael Gomez

Michael Gomez

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June 12, 2015
8:00pm
HALLE 12
Schwebheim, Germany
Halle 12

Normally, this place is Peter Leutch’s Photo Studio. A few times a year, it is converted into the Halle 12 Venue.

Halle 12 is normally Peter Leutsch' photo studio

Halle 12 is normally Peter Leutsch’ photo studio

It’s all very peaceful and relaxing here!

From the moment we arrived, we were given a continuous feast of gourmet flavors.
here, Andreas and Friend prepare Asparagus risotto, grilled local bratwurst, and shrimp scampi.

Halle 12 catering

Halle 12 catering

Halle 12’s Family garden

Halle 12's Family garden

Halle 12’s Family garden

my unusual warm-up room, inside a giant wine cask!!!

my usual warm-up room

my usual warm-up room

one of Gunter’s peaceful garden sculptures

one of Gunter's peaceful garden sculptures

one of Gunter’s peaceful garden sculptures

Another sculpture of Gunter

sculpture by Gunter, Peter's dad

sculpture by Gunter, Peter’s dad

Annette, our Tour Bus Driver having a well-deserved Relaxing Moment

Annette, our Tour Bus Driver

Annette, our Tour Bus Driver

Mazz and Erik jamming in the sun

Mazz and Erik jamming in the sun

Mazz and Erik jamming in the sun

And it’s a packed house!

Packed house at Halle 12, 2015

Packed house at Halle 12, 2015

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June 13, 2015
8:00pm
JAZZ CLUB KULTURFABRIK
Eisenach, Germany
http://www.jazzclub-eisenach.de

JAZZCLUB ALTE MÄLZEREI (old malt factory) – This club, is also a very special Jazz Archive, with rooms full of records, CDs, magazines, books, instruments and old record players. you could spend years in here!

Alte Mälzerei

Alte Mälzerei

Kulturfabrik Sign

Kulturfabrik Sign

Inside the old malt factory

Inside the old malt factory

And with the beauty of the building, everyone was photogenic

Pam Fleming

Pam Fleming

Michaela

Michaela

Ever-busy Tim

Ever-busy Tim

Mazz having facebook fun

Mazz having facebook fun

Elson thru the window, doing his flute long tones

Elson thru the window, doing his flute long tones

just what everyone needs a GIANT harmonica!

just what everyone needs
a GIANT harmonica!

And amazing Mother Nature in the garden

And amazing Mother Nature in the garden

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June 14, 2015
8:00pm
KESSELHAUS
Berlin, Germany
http://www.kesselhaus.net

Tomorrow, Annette, our Amazing Driver heads off, leaving us to a few more days in The Highway Tiger- and we will also miss Usch, but here comes Uli for a rousing finish of the tour!

Annette, our amazing tour bus driver!

Annette, our amazing tour bus driver!

Walking around Berlin, I found a street food fest at the Kulturbrauerei, and this German Balkan band (Cielo Faccio Orkestra) was playing. When I introduced myself, they got excited, because they love Bahamut, by Hazmat Modine!

Cielo Faccio Orkestra

Cielo Faccio Orkestra

  I invited them to the show…
they came and danced the night away!!!
Trumpet Buddies!!!

Trumpet Buddies!!!

Trumpet Buddies!!!

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June 15, 2015
DAY OFF
Berlin, Germany

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Drummer, Michael Kersting came by on his scooter, and showed us around the hood.

Pam Fleming and Michael Kersting

Pam Fleming and Michael Kersting

Together we went to Mauerpark,
an open air museum where The Berlin Wall went through

The Wall in 1961

The Wall in 1961

A piece of The Wall 2015

A piece of The Wall 2015

I particularly liked the Name of this one!!!!

I particularly liked the Name of this one!!!!

Mazz and Pam by The Wall graffiti

Mazz and Pam by The Wall graffiti

Let’s keep taking down the walls

Trying to escape the reality of The Wall

Trying to escape the reality of The Wall

wall1 wall2

Representing and Remembering

Representing and Remembering

Representing and Remembering

Sculpture crying

Sculpture crying

Remaining metal posts from The Wall

Remaining metal posts from The Wall

Eternal hope

Eternal hope

Eternal hope

A style all his own!!!

A style all his own!!!

A style all his own!!!

Oh wow! A whole Thai dorado fish!
What a feast for a day off!

What a feast for a day off!

What a feast for a day off!

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June 16, 2015
8:00pm
SAVOY
Bordesholm, Germany
http://www.savoy-bordesholm.de

Early Morning – View from my window

Early Morning - View from my window

Early Morning – View from my window

Morning Friend

Morning Friend

Morning Friend

Good morning Berlin
Always a pleasure to receive one of these…

Good morning Berlin!

Good morning Berlin!

And a bit for everyone!
Mazz’s nutty butter cookie was irresistible!!!

And a bit for everyone!

And a bit for everyone!

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HAZMAT modine Summer Tour 2014

Packing my bags again for our next tour to Europe!!!

HAZMAT modine
2014
Summer Tour
JULY 22 – AUGUST 3

Wade Schuman – harmonicas, lute guitar, vocals
Rachelle Garniez – accordion, vocals
Pam Fleming – trumpet
Steve Elson – saxophone, clarinet, duduk
Michael Gomez – guitar, slide guitar
Erik Della Penna – guitar, vocals
Joe Daley – tuba
Graham Hawthorne – drums

The 2014 Summer Tour will take Pam and the band to Germany,
Austria, Italy and UK.

Tour Map of Summer Tour 2014

Tour Map of Summer Tour 2014

JULY
WED 23 – KATHARINEN RUINE OPEN-AIR – NÜRNBERG, Germany
THU 24 – WELLENKLÄNGE FESTIVAL – LUNZ AM SEE, Austria
FRI 25 – HORIZONTE FESTIVAL – KOBLENZ, Germany
SAT 26 – WOMAD FESTIVAL – WILTSHIRE, UK
SUN 27 – GOMPM ALM – SCHENNA, Italy
TUE 29 – ALTE KIRCHE RULFINGEN – RULFINGEN, Germany
WED 30 – OBJEKT 5 – HALLE, Germany
THU 31 – MOMENTS – BREMEN, Germany

AUGUST
FRI 1 – CAMBRIDGE FOLK FESTIVAL – CAMBRIDGE, UK
SAT2 – TV RECORDING at DIE BÄCKEREI – INNSBRUCK, Austria

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and we’re off again …

On the road again ...

On the road again …

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July 23, 2014

KATHARINEN RUINE – OPEN-AIR
Nürnberg, Germany
http://www.kunstkulturquartier.de/festivals

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First show of the tour!

Hazmat Modine 2014

Hazmat Modine, Katharinen Ruine 2014

Must have blown the roof off 3 years ago when we played, because there is still no ceiling!!!!

Kat-roof Kat-Steve photo 3

Our tour started in Nuernberg, Germany. We played at the old woman’s cloister, Katharinenruine, which is such a spectacular setting. Thank you Bing-Hong Hsiao for your fabulous pictures!

Hazmat Modine - photo by Bing-Hong Hsiao

Hazmat Modine – photo by Bing-Hong Hsiao

Wade Schuman - photo by Bing-Hong Hsiao

Wade Schuman – photo by Bing-Hong Hsiao

Pam Fleming - photo by Bing-Hong Hsiao

Pam Fleming – photo by Bing-Hong Hsiao

Graham Hawthorne - photo by Bing-Hong Hsiao

Graham Hawthorne – photo by Bing-Hong Hsiao

Erik Della Penna - photo by Bing-Hong Hsiao

Erik Della Penna – photo by Bing-Hong Hsiao

Steve Elson - photo by Bing-Hong Hsiao

Steve Elson – photo by Bing-Hong Hsiao

Rachelle Garniez - photo by Bing-Hong Hsiao

Rachelle Garniez – photo by Bing-Hong Hsiao

Joe Daley - photo by Bing-Hong Hsiao

Joe Daley – photo by Bing-Hong Hsiao

Michael Gomez - photo by Bing-Hong Hsiao

Michael Gomez – photo by Bing-Hong Hsiao

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July 24, 2014

WELLENKLÄNGE FESTIVAL
Lunz am See, Austria
http://www.wellenklaenge.at

We played on a floating stage with the mountains in the background. So beautiful! crisp Austrian mountain air… -and a cool swim during the day. What a treat… makes the overnight drives worthwhile!

Floating stage in Lunz am See, We got to swim in it too! Cold and refreshing! Perfect for sleep-lacking band members!

Floating stage in Lunz am See, We got to swim in it too! Cold and refreshing! Perfect for sleep-lacking band members!

This is the first time we actually got to play ON?IN the lake at Lunz!!!!! The past years it rained every time, so we had to play an alternate venue inside…

My ever-changing warm-up room!

My ever-changing warm-up room!

Wellenklänge 2014 - Lunz am See photo by Michael Schlagrl

Wellenklänge 2014 – Lunz am See
photo by Michael Schlagrl

photo by Michael Schlagrl

photo by Michael Schlagrl

photo by Michael Schlagrl

photo by Michael Schlagrl

A very scenic store for Hazmat Merch, with Uli Balss

A very scenic store for Hazmat Merch, with Uli Balss

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July 25, 2014

HORIZONTE FESTIVAL
Koblenz, Germany
http://www.horizonte-festival.de

The ruin Ehrenbreitstein in the background is a great setting photo by Piel_Media

The ruin Ehrenbreitstein in the background is a great setting
photo by Piel Media

warming up at fortress Ehrenbreitstein in Koblenz, Germany

...and here's the Castle warm up room in Koblenz….

…and here’s the Castle warm up room in Koblenz….

 

Look at this beautiful view from the fortress Ehrenbreitstein
high above Koblenz in Germany!!!!

View from fortress Ehrenbreitstein

View from fortress Ehrenbreitstein

Where the Rhine and the Mosel meet …

Where the Rhine and the Mosel meet ...

Where the Rhine and the Mosel meet …

Here, you can actually see the different colors of the two river’s waters coming together!

Take a look at the different colors of the two river's waters coming together!

Take a look at the different colors of the two river’s waters coming together!

The sky in Koblenz is ablaze tonight!
This sunset is for Jean!

Sunset for Jean

Sunset for Jean

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July 26, 2014

WOMAD FESTIVAL
Charlton Park
Wiltshire, UK
http://womad.co.uk

Womad Festival 2014

Womad Festival 2014

Early in the morning we drove to Cologne to board a plane for London. We were scheduled to play at WOMAD. Our time there was way too short! But still I had some unexpected surprises!!!

Playing the Big Red Stage

Playing the Big Red Stage

Snarky Puppy is also from Brooklyn.... we met them on our Spring tour in Coutances, France, eating giant snails in the musician's catering!

Snarky Puppy is also from Brooklyn…. we met them on our Spring tour in Coutances, France, eating giant snails in the musician’s catering!

Touring Life! Traveled some crazy distances today, starting off in Koblenz, Germany, then on to WOMAD in Charlton Park, England, and a little while a go we arrived in Merano, Italy. Have to be up in a couple of hours for the next engagement though, so I’d better get some rest!

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July 27, 2014

GOMPM ALM
Up at 6000 feet altitude by cable car
http://www.gompmalm.it

The weather forecast for today is fabulous!
And as they say up on Gompm Alm,
“There is no bad weather, just bad clothing!”

Gompm Alm

Gompm Alm

Arriving at Gompm Alm on Hirzer mountain

Arriving at Gompm Alm

Arriving at Gompm Alm

cute boot

cute boot

Great View and Food here !!!!!

Great View and Food here !!!!!

Wade and Uli

Wade and Uli

After being in motion for the past 5 days, we are finally in one place for a couple of nights. Today’s gig was up on Gompm Alm with magnificent views. What a perfect place of beauty to recharge and catch you up on the tour.

Hazmat Modine on Gompm Alm

Hazmat Modine on Gompm Alm – photo by Rosmarie Dittli

View behind the stage

View behind the stage

View in front of the stage

View in front of the stage

Some happy Peeps in the Alps enjoying the band, the fresh air and the views

Some happy Peeps in the Alps enjoying the band, the fresh air and the views

Michael Gomez enjoying a peaceful moment of bliss

Michael Gomez enjoying a peaceful moment of bliss

She says it all! happy Hazmat fan!

She says it all! happy Hazmat fan!

When we drove up the curvy skinny mountain road to Gompm Alm, we saw the para-gliders flying high in the sky… I think Uli (tour manager) and Joe Daley (Sousaphone) are going to do this today, -DAY OFF!!!!! weather permitting…. I would too, if my ankle was in better shape…… still recovering from a torn ligament.

Paraglider flying up high

Paraglider flying up high

So this is living the dream!
We’ve been on the road for 5 days. Our tour has taken us through Germany, Austria to WOMAD in the UK and now to Italy, a distance of 3750km which we have done by bus, van and plane. Tonight we can enjoy our first comfortable hotel bed – yeah!

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July 28, 2014

MERANO
DAY OFF!!!!

It’s so enjoyable to have a day off!!!

Fun to watch Joe and Uli paragliding today!
Sure wish I could have been up there with them, but didn’t want to risk reinjuring my ankle. Next time …

Uli and Joe getting ready for their adventure

Uli and Joe getting ready for their adventure

Joe - ready, and looking excellent!!!!

Joe – ready, and looking excellent!!!!

Then I walked down hill to the center of Merano, across the river… Bought some provisions… And went out to dinner with Joe, Uli, Wade, and Erik. Steve wandered in later.

gig ad in the center of Merano

gig ad in the center of Merano

sometimes the simplest things can make you happy....  Merano, Italy, by the river....

sometimes the simplest things can make you happy….
Merano, Italy, by the river….

 

Jesus is very much appreciated here.... There are worshiping areas everywhere!

Jesus is very much appreciated here…. There are worshiping areas everywhere!

parks, walkways, cafe's... trees, water, flowers, mountains, air!!!, food, wine....  Ahhhh Italy!

parks, walkways, cafe’s… trees, water, flowers, mountains, air!!!, food, wine….
Ahhhh Italy!

Now it is thundering and lightening with a mellow rain, -and— GOODNIGHT!

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July 29, 2014

ALTE KIRCHE RULFINGEN
Rulfingen, Germany
http://www.alte-kirche.info

PamWadeSteve

Alte Kirche Rulfingen photo by Uli Balss

Alte Kirche Rulfingen
photo by Uli Balss

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July 30, 2014

OBJEKT 5
Halle, Germany
http://objekt5.com/

photo by Bing-Hong Hsiao

photo by Bing-Hong Hsiao

An Albino LadyBug in Halle, East Germany!!!!

An Albino LadyBug in Halle, East Germany!!!!

Soundcheck and concert at Objekt 5 in Halle

Soundcheck at Objekt 5, Halle

Soundcheck at Objekt 5, Halle

The room is full at Objekt 5 in Halle

The room is full at Objekt 5 in Halle

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July 31, 2014

MOMENTS
Bremen, Germany
http://www.club-moments.de

photo by Bing-Hong Hsiao

photo by Bing-Hong Hsiao

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August 1, 2014

CAMBRIDGE FOLK FESTIVAL
Cambridge, UK
http://www.cambridgefolkfestival.co.uk

photo by Bing-Hong Hsiao

photo by Bing-Hong Hsiao

Last night we played to a full, hot, sweaty and happy house in our Record Label, JARO’s home town of Bremen. It’s only 4am, and we are already up again. Leaving in 15 minutes to play at the 50th anniversary of the Cambridge Folk Festival. Then we zip back to Munich, to hop on a van to Innsbruck, to play a LIVE TV Recording at Die Bäckerei for our final night of this tour.

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Cambridge Folk Fest – Easy Going and totally Friendly! – a shame to leave so soon…
These “In and Out” gigs are so short…. bumped into Dennis Lichtman…
photos later at next hotel, in another country!!!!!

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August 2, 2014

DIE BÄCKEREI
TV RECORDING
http://www.diebaeckerei.at

woke up, and with bleary eyeballs, opened my curtains, and WOW
-a whole Mountain Range appeared!!!!

view of Innsbruck and the mountains from my hotel room

view of Innsbruck and the mountains from my hotel room

The only block of Innsbruck I got to see ….

The only block of Innsbruck I got to see ….

I did my final warm-up by this rushing stream, across from the studio with some surprised passers-by!!!!

I did my final warm-up by this rushing stream, across from the studio with some surprised passers-by!!!!

Die Bäckerei – Live TV Performance
The building used to be a Bakery, and is now used as a community arts events place. We had a great crew today, and the show was a fun mix of cultures and instruments.

An intimate studio audience made everything a pleasure!

An intimate studio audience made everything a pleasure!

Innsbruck-studio

Alpen Zither

Alpen Zither

Our talented Host, Herbert Pixner, also plays tuba!!!

Herbert Pixner

Herbert Pixner

The fine Alpen Duo of Kriner and Hornsteiner
beautiful harmonies and lederhosen too!

Alpen Duo Kriner & Hornsteiner

Alpen Duo Kriner & Hornsteiner

It’s 4 am in the morning here in Innsbruck
haven’t had sleep for daze!!!
sleep? what’s that????
pulling out of Innsbruck at 4:45am, heading to Zürich to the airport…

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HAZMAT modine Spring Tour 2014

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Fresh off the press HAZMAT modine LIVE A couple more days, and we will be on the road again!!! HAZMAT modine 2014 Spring Tour MAY 22 – JUNE 23 Wade Schuman – harmonicas, lute guitar, vocals Rachelle Garniez – accordion, vocals Pam Fleming – … Continue reading

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Hazmat Summer Tour 2013

Hazmat Modine 2013, Poster of Sprint TourHAZMAT MODINE
EUROPEAN and NORTH AMERICAN SUMMER TOUR

JULY 7 – 29

Wade Schuman – harmonicas, lute guitar, vocals
Rachelle Garniez – accordion, vocals
Pam Fleming – trumpet
Steve Elson – saxophone, clarinet, duduk
Michael Gomez – guitar, slide guitar
Erik Della Penna – guitar, vocals
Joe Daley – tuba
Rich Huntley – drums

The 2013 Summer Tour will take Pam and the band to Germany, Austria,
Portugal, British Columbia, Seattle and Alberta.

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JULY
SAT 13 – BLUES FEST – SCHNEVERDINGEN, Germany
SUN 14 – HOT JAZZ CLUB – MÜNSTER, Germany
MON 15 – JAZZIT – SALZBURG, Austria
TUE 16 – FESTIVAL DER KULTUREN – STUTTGART, Germany
WED 17 – ZELTFESTIVAL – PFULLENDORF, Germany
THU 18 – FESTIVAL MUSICAS DO MUNDO – SINES, Portugal
SAT 20 – VANCOUVER FOLK FEST – VANCOUVER, Canada
SUN 21 – VANCOUVER FOLK FEST – VANCOUVER, Canada
TUE 23 – DIMITRIOU’S JAZZ ALLEY – SEATTLE, USA
WED 24 – DIMITRIOU’S JAZZ ALLEY – SEATTLE, USA
SAT 27 – CALGARY FOLK FESTIVAL – CALGARY, Canada
SUN 28 – CALGARY FOLK FESTIVAL – CALGARY, Canada

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July 11, 2013

After a brief time back home in New York, we are on the road again!

Last minute office work a the airport ...

Last minute office work a the airport …

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July 12, 2013

1 plane, 2 trains and an hour car ride, (2 hours sleep in there somewhere,) and its Wade’s Birthday!!!!”

Here we finally are in the beautiful countryside of Schneverdingen!

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BLUES, ROOTS and SONG FEST in Schneverdingen, Germany
GELÆNDE DES HEIMATHAUS THEESHOF
July 13 at 8:00pm

Great outdoor fest here, promoted by old harmonica friend Steve Baker’s wife, Niko. Showed us a great time all around!

Rich arrived today, fresh from Copenhagen!

Rich arrived today, fresh from Copenhagen!

Audience under a giant parachute for weather cover!

Audience under a giant parachute for weather cover!

Biggest parachute I've ever seen!!!

Biggest parachute I’ve ever seen!!!

Even the fire men hung out to have a good time!

Even the fire men hung out to have a good time!

Joda's Cool New Hat

Joda’s Cool New Hat

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July 14, 2013

Hazmat’s off to Munster’s Hot Jazz Club. And if I remember from last time, it WAS!
And New Yorkers – you keep cool today too!

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HOT JAZZ CLUB – Münster, Germany
July 14 at 8:00pm

Teamwork works!
On this tour we don’t have a tour bus. Instead we are traveling by train.
It’s always a massive movement getting all our luggage and instruments – including Joe Daley’s Sousaphone, on and off the trains, and into tight vans quickly!

Teamwork works!

Teamwork works!

At The HOT JAZZ CLUB in Münster.... Jazz paintings on the tables. ..... and doesn't this look like Kit McClure?

At The HOT JAZZ CLUB in Münster…. Jazz paintings on the tables. ….. and doesn’t this look like Kit McClure?

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JAZZIT in Salzburg, Austria
July 15 at 8:30pm

photo by Joachim Soltau

photo by Joachim Soltau

photo by Joachim Soltau

photo by Joachim Soltau

After 2 energetic Hazmat Sets, I came to get the rest of my gear, and heard Gomez and Huntley ‘after hour jammin’ in the back bar of Jazzit Club. I couldn’t help myself. I jumped in!

Wind Power Everywhere in Europe!

Wind Power Everywhere in Europe!

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FESTIVAL DER KULTUREN – Stuttgart, Germany
July 16 at 8:15pm

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ZELTFESTIVAL “FISIMATENTEN” in Pfullendorf, Germany
July 17 at 8:00pm

Tonight, in Pfullendorf, we played in the warm acoustics of the Circus Tent!

Check out: Word of the week: Fisimatenten
The story Germans like to tell about its origin is this one: In the early 19th century, when Napoleon’s troops stood in the Rhineland, bold French officers would ask shy German girls for a date by saying, “visitez ma tente” (“visit my tent”). Another version reads that they might have claimed “je visite ma tante” (“I visit my aunt”) as an excuse to get past the guard posts for their rendezvous. “Fisimatenten”, Germans will assert, is derived from one of these suggestive French phrases. But it is not.

Zeltfestival "Fisimatenten"

Zeltfestival “Fisimatenten”

Front of the tent with the beautiful houses of Pfullendorf

Front of the tent with the beautiful houses of Pfullendorf

Typical street of Beauty in Pfullendorf

Typical street of Beauty in Pfullendorf

Man hole cover in Pfullendorf, Germany.

Man hole cover in Pfullendorf, Germany.

"Backstage" Street in Pfullendorf. Lights just came on!

“Backstage” Street in Pfullendorf. Lights just came on!

Uli's Late Night Math (Hazmat Modine's German Tour manager)

Uli’s Late Night Math (Hazmat Modine’s German Tour manager)

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FESTIVAL MUSICAS DO MUNDO – Sines, Portugal
July 18 at 11:00pm

… arrived in Lisbon,
and now the 2 hour drive to Sines, Portugal

driving from Lisbon to Sines

driving from Lisbon to Sines

Sines Festival Lineup

Sines Festival Lineup

Sound Check upon arrival in Sines

Sound Check upon arrival in Sines

Rachelle and Wade warming up

Rachelle and Wade warming up

Interview on the castle wall

Interview on the castle wall

Fabulous Amadou and Mariam from Mali play tonight also! – They were in Prospect Park, Brooklyn just a couple of weeks ago.

Amadou and Mariam - were you lucky enough to see them in Prospect Park?

Amadou and Mariam – were you lucky enough to see them in Prospect Park?

On the Castle, with the typical houses below

On the Castle, with the typical houses below

Wish we could stay longer to enjoy the harbor town of Sines …but no… off to Vancouver at 5am, where a new adventure will start.

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July 19, 2013

5am drive to Lisbon, then a flight to Munich.
So Glad I have no trouble sleeping on planes!!! 11 hour flight to Vancouver coming up, after 2 sleepless nights. Touring, ya gotta love it!

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Vancouver Airport! what a cool thing to see upon arrival! Real jellyfish! mesmerizing!

Vancouver Airport

Vancouver Airport

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VANCOUVER FOLK FEST in Vancouver, British Columbia
July 20 at 8:30pm

“Hazmat Modine is the surprise hit of the Vancouver Folk Music Festival, a secret now unlocked for your musical pleasure that, once investigated, will bring untold delights to music fans of all stripes …”

Warming up on the balcony

Warming up on the balcony

Vancouver Fest audience

Vancouver Fest audience

The end of the night lantern parade Excellent!

The end of the night lantern parade
Excellent!

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Cool review of Hazmat Modine at the Vancouver Folk Fest

Cool review of Hazmat Modine at the Vancouver Folk Fest

“One of New York’s most original bands, Hazmat Modine left the Vancouver Folk Music Festival fans in a state of dazzled pleasure …”

“To say this group is hot is like saying the summer scenery in Vancouver is tolerable …”

Read the whole article:
http://vivoscene.com/featured-articles/vancouver-folk-music-festival-hazmat-modine-concert-review

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VANCOUVER FOLK FEST – Vancouver, British Columbia
July 21 at 10:00am – 11am

Big Band Theory
Workshop Hazmat Modine & Cat Empire

 Hazmat Modine has an 8:30am pickup for a workshop with The Cat Empire, Sunday 10am on Stage 3 at the Vancouver Folk Festival.
Horn Lovers, look out!

The Trumpets of Cat Empire and Hazmat Modine! Just after the two bands jammed together at Stage 3, for the early-rising 10am dedicated listeners at Vancouver Folk Festival!

 Harry James Angus, Pam, Ross Irwin

Harry James Angus, Pam, Ross Irwin

…oh yeah, and Rachelle and I went swimming in between Jams with Debo Band and The Cat Empire!!!

Refreshing afternoon swim

Refreshing afternoon swim

The New Generation Leads the Way!

The New Generation Leads the Way!

And as the Full Moon Rises ...

And as the Full Moon Rises …

... the sun sets over the mountains ...

… the sun sets over the mountains …

Goodnight Vancouver, and thank you for all the wonderful volunteers that made it happen - again!

Goodnight Vancouver, and thank you for all the wonderful volunteers that made it happen – again!

What a nice festival!
lots to see, hear, and do.
friendly hang all over the grounds….
nice to be in one place 3 nights in a row!

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July 22, 2013

Onwards to Seattle!

Seattle’s Icon is Right next to my hotel.

The Space Needle is an observation tower in Seattle, Washington, a landmark of the Pacific Northwest, and a symbol of Seattle.

The Space Needle is an observation tower in Seattle, Washington, a landmark of the Pacific Northwest, and a symbol of Seattle.

It is such a blessing to be able to stay in the same city for a few days in a row! After all the miles Hazmat Modine has traveled since May, staying in Seattle until Friday is Sweet! And to make it sweeter, sax Buddy Jenny Hill is flying in from Brooklyn to hear us, bringing her Mom, who lives here – in coffee Town!

This is the place to go!
This place is like the Tom’s Diner of Brooklyn, but 24 hours, and better quality! Great vibe. Great burger!

Highly recommended!

Highly recommended!

Gotta love it!

Gotta love it!

Check out the menu cover fine print in red!

Check out the menu cover fine print in red!

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DIMITRIOU’S JAZZ ALLEY – Seattle, USA
July 23 at 7:30pm

Jazz Alley is like a Birdland/Blue Note - if it was in NYC...

Jazz Alley is like a Birdland/Blue Note – if it was in NYC…

Saxy Sculpture! Jazz Alley, Seattle

Saxy Sculpture! Jazz Alley, Seattle

Really quiet, listening audience, and great sound, Fausto!

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We’ll be back at Jazz Alley tonight, Wed. July 24th!!!
7:30pm sharp, Seattle!!!

DIMITRIOU’S JAZZ ALLEY – Seattle, USA
July 24 at 7:30pm

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Seattle, USA
July 25

Enjoying a day off to visit friends and recharge

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Seattle, USA
July 26

Goodbye Seattle!
We had great weather and a very welcoming time. Thank you, Jazz Alley and Seattle buddies! Off to Calgary for the last weekend of Hazmat’s Summer Tour.

Goodbye Seattle!

Goodbye Seattle!

Headed to the airport with Mt Rainier in view

Mount Rainier in view

Mount Rainier in view

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CALGARY FOLK FESTIVAL – Calgary, Alberta
July 27

Mondo Mundo – Stage 3
10:30am
Hayes Carll, Cousin Harley, Hazmat Modine, and The Wilders

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Harp Gallery – Stage 3
12:50pm
Blind Boy Paxton, The Harpoonist and the Axe Murderer, Hazmat Modine, and Shiv Shanks

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Mondo Mundo – Main Stage
8:10pm

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July 28
2:57am
There are jams happening downstairs in the Musicians Hotel, and it is time for me to join them… it is just about the end of two back-to-back Hazmat tours. I have a few more notes to blow, and I am so happy to come home to my Brooklyn, New York Friends!!!

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CALGARY FOLK FESTIVAL – Calgary, Alberta
July 28

Flohil’s War Stories – Apache Talk Tent
3:45pm
Hazmat Modine, Over the Rhine, Alasdair Roberts & Friends, and Thus: Owls

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