It’s late, so this will be short, but I must say that our show in Koln (Cologne) was so special and wonderful! We played at a church, where they apparently do poetry readings, so it’s pretty hip.
Before the show, I felt I needed to show a sort of respect for my environment and hold back a bit, but that mindset really didn’t feel right to me, as I believe that we are here on this earth to be our fullest and best selves, so I imagined myself to be in a gospel church somewhere in the deep south where one certainly doesn’t hold back a bit. Read more
Well, we have about a week left on tour. We all finally caught up on rest, after the grueling four in a row and crazy travel days. The show in Juchen, Germany, the other night was by far our best show… the whole band felt it. Some nights all of the elements just line up, and they did that night. The audience was fantastic, we all were rested and had lots of energy, the sound was great, the food was great (very important!), we all just played our hearts out. I needed a show like that, personally. Read more
We’re out here, on the road, as you may know. It really has been great to play for you again & to see your enthusiasm!
This tour, so far, has been very intense in terms of the schedule, especially in Romania, where we didn’t have our bus, so we traveled during the day and did four shows in a row. I did a lot of press during the day, as well, but the actual shows were really fun. I appreciate how you all got up and danced at the end!
We are in Holland now… played in Haarlem last night, where the people are so sweet and kind! We are heading back to Germany tomorrow for a show, then back to Holland. Germany was great too.
The beginning of the tour is always so emotional – it is all so new, so the feelings we put into the music are very strong. Tonight we play Tilburg, where my friend, Stevie Ann will sing a song from her new album, which is not yet released. She’s wonderful!
I’ll give you updates soon…
There have been so many changes in the tour since I last wrote. Due to many circumstances, the economy being the #1 reason, we are only doing one tour of Europe at this time. The countries we won’t be visiting on the first leg of the tour in Jan/Feb/March, we will try to get to in either summer or, at the latest, September. I was so sad about this… there are so many countries we were planning to come to, including Spain, Italy, Portugal, The Czech Republic, Finland, Ireland, Scotland and many others… but I’ll have to be patient.
In the meantime, we are absolutely thrilled to be coming to the countries posted on my website. We just added Romania to the first part, which will be completely posted in the next two days. We also managed to add a show in Paris and one in London. These will be at the very end of the tour… they will be posted late tomorrow.
Thank you for hanging in there with us on these changes! You can pick up the new Live album… It was recorded in San Javier, Spain on the last European tour. It really shows what a lucky person I am to have such a fantastic, soulful band and crew!!!
Also, there is a new Best of Ally McBeal with a previously unreleased track called “Something About You.” It’s high octane. We should learn that one for the tour…
We leave in three weeks to come play for you again! I’ve begun my own rehearsals at the piano… getting my voice in shape, as well. Any song requests???
I’ll be in touch before we get out there on the road. See you soon!!!