19/5/2013 Art of Biking tour photos

Here’s a link to The Art of Biking tour photos for the May 19th tour.

We saw street art, several galleries on the Amsterdam Trail,
LeMaire www.gallery-lemaire.com  and Art Concern www.artconcern.com
 and visited the sculpture studio Atelierwinkel (Ruysdaelkade 63-sous1072 AK  Amsterdam) , where we met bronze sculptor Loes Verbeek (www.loesverbeek.nl) to see how bronze and other types of sculpture are made.

We wound up the tour with eat and drink at cafe Brug 132 and  the East Roots Jazz Trio played some lekker jazz.


Karen Carroll

Blues singer Karen Carroll was seemingly destined for a career in music: not only was her mother Jeanne Carroll a blues and jazz vocalist as well, but her godparents were guitarist George Freeman and singer Bonnie Lee. Born in Chicago on January 30, 1958, Carroll started performing at the age of nine, joining her mother’s band as a guitarist five years later; at 18 she struck out on her own, cutting her teeth in tiny South Side blues joints and developing a deep vocal style heavily influenced by jazz phrasing as well as the intensity of gospel. She made her recorded debut on Carey Bell’s 1984 outing Son of a Gun, followed by the 1989 Eddie Lusk LP Professor Strut; Carroll made her solo debut with 1995’s Had My Fun, returning two years later with Talk to the Hand.

The Pheasant Pluckers

Music, theatre and comedy!


The Pheasant Pluckers are a group of five musicians and comics. Together they add up to more than 150 years of experience, having worked with Jango Edwards, Pigeon Drop Comedy Company, The Nitwits and Lonnie Donegan to name but a few. For the Pluckers, variety is the key word and not only because they are from five different countries.

They switch between styles and sounds in a mixture of music, theatre and comedy. You might hear Zappa, Ellington, Sinatra, Spike Jones and Shostakovich all within five minutes. You’ll be kept on the edge of your seat not knowing what’s coming next. There are vocals in close harmony, velvety brass melodies, a rhythm section that really nails it, and even some rude jokes.

Over the years, the Pheasant Pluckers played at various festivals and theatres, including the Festival of Fools, Carnaval de Valladolid, Clown Festival, Foolstock, Oerol Festival, Meppelsdag (2 times 1st prize winner!), Theater Carré, Street Festival Lienz, Heineken Jazz Festival and Duke Town Jazz Festival.

See more information   http://www.thepheasantpluckers.com