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Today: Happy birthday Buddy Guy – Two great concerts

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Happy 77th Birthday, Buddy Guy!


“He is the best living guitar player in the world”
– Eric Clapton

We celebrate George “Buddy” Guy’s birthday with two fantastic concerts. The first from The Montreal Jazz Festival, 6th July 1997. Check out the matching guitar and shirt! …also check out the Hammond B3 playing starting at 15 minutes in, just incredible!

Buddy Guy, Montreal 1997:


We want also to show you a concert from 2008, from a festival in Lugano (Switzerland). We get a happy Buddy Guy, clearly enjoying himself in a tremendous concert (and the checkered shirt is still with him).

Buddy Guy, Lugano 2008:


– Hallgeir

Van Morrison Summer Setlists, Statistics & videos – UPDATED

van morrison 201318-July-2013 – Hebridean Celtic Festival – Stornoway, Scotland

In order to prepare well for an upcoming Van Morrison concert @ Notodden Blues Festival in early August, I’ve collected setlists & put together some statistics from this summer’s concerts. Videos are also embedded in this post.

Summer Tour 2013

  • Castleward Bread Festival – May 26
  • Dunluce Castle 7th June, 2013
  • Dunluce Castle 8th June, 2013 —
  • Cornbury Festival, Oxford – July 7
  • Larmer Tree Festival, Salisbury – July 17
  • Heb Celt Festival, Stornoway – July 18
  • Slieve Donard Resort & Spa, Belfast – 21 July
  • Slieve Donard Resort & Spa, Belfast – 22 July
  • Notodden Blues Festival, Notodden (Norway) – 2 August

 Setlists – July:

Slieve Donard Resort & Spa, Belfast – 22 July

  1. Coney Island
  2. Celtic Excavation
  3. Into the Mystic
  4. In the Garden
  5. What Am I Living For
  6. Playhouse
  7. Sometimes We Cry
  8. Going Down to Monte Carlo
  9. Retreat and View
  10. Haunts of Ancient Peace
  11. Common One
  12. Enlightenment
  13. Thanks For The Information
  14. Baby Please Don’t Go/Rock Island Line/Boogie Chillin
  15. Help Me
  16. Gloria

Slieve Donard Resort & Spa, Belfast – 21 July

  1. Coney Island
  2. Higher Than The World
  3. Stranded
  4. Pay The Devil
  5. What Am I Living For
  6. Open The Door (To Your Heart)
  7. Have I Told You Lately
  8. Stormy Monday/Lonely Avenue
  9. Sometimes We Cry
  10. Playhouse
  11. Going Down to Monte Carlo
  12. Retreat and View
  13. Fame
  14. Too Many Myths
  15. Take Your Hand Outta My Pocket
  16. Whenever God Shines His Light
  17. Help Me
  18. Gloria

Heb Celt Festival, Stornoway – July 18

sorry… can’t find VM’s setlist for this concert…. yet…

Larmer Tree Festival, Salisbury – July 17

  1. Avalon Of The Heart
  2. Got To Go Back
  3. The Mystery
  4. Days Like This
  5. Baby Please Don’t Go
  6. Here Comes The Night
  7. Moondance
  8. What Am I Living For
  9. Playhouse
  10. Tupelo Honey
  11. Open The Door (To Your Heart)
  12. Sometimes We Cry
  13. Brown Eyed Girl
  14. In The Garden
  15. Haunts Of Ancient Peace
  16. Whenever God Shines His Light
  17. Help Me
  18. Gloria

Cornbury Festival, Oxford – July 7

  1. Only A Dream
  2. Precious Time
  3. Baby Please Don’t Go
  4. Days Like This
  5. Moondance
  6. Jackie Wilson Said
  7. Real Real Gone
  8. Here Comes the Night
  9. Have I Told You Lately
  10. Help Me
  11. My Pagan Heart
  12. I Can’t Stop Loving You
  13. Crazy Love
  14. Whenever God Shines His Light
  15. Brown Eyed Girl
  16. Gloria

Statistics – after 7* concerts:

*8 concerts played, but I miss one setlist..

van morrison statistikk

The clips from this tour shows he’s in excellent form… 

Van Morrison – Beacon Theater New York – 30 November 1989 (Concert Video)

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Great late 80’s VM concert with John Lee Hooker & Mose Allison. Check out “Summertime in England” @ ~30min.


(italic – not included in VHS release & this youtube video)

  1.  I Will Be There
  2. Whenever God Shines His Light
  3. Cleaning Windows
  4. It’s all in the game 
  5. Orangefield
  6. Tore Down A La Rimbaud
  7. When Will I Ever Learn To Live In God
  8. Beautiful Vision
  9. Help Me
  10. Everybody’s Cryin’ Mercy
  11. City Home
  12. Thank God For Self Love
  13. Raglan Road
  14. Carrickfergus
  15. Full Force Gale
  16. Summertime In England
  17. Caravan
  18. Moondance
  19. Fever
  20. Vanlose Stairway > Trans-Euro Train
  21. Star Of The County Down
  22. Northern Muse (Solid Ground) > When Heart Is Open
  23. In The Garden
  24. Have I Told You Lately
  25. These Are The Days
  26. Gloria
  27. It Serves Me Right To Suffer
  28. Boom Boom
  29. She Moves Through The Fair
  30. Buona Sera


  • Van Morrison – vocals
  • Richie Buckley – saxophone
  • Dave Early – drums
  • Georgie Fame – keyboards
  • Steve Gregory – saxophone
  • Bernie Holland – guitar
  • Neil Drinkwater – keyboards
  • Brian Odgers – bass
  • Mose Allison – Vocals
  • John Lee Hooker – Vocals, guitar

Check out:


Vikedal Roots Music Festival 11-14 July


Next week I’m visiting a local festival, Vikedal Roots Music Festival. It is the 15th year anniversary for this gem of a festival and they have some really great acts on their program.

It is located in Vikedal a beautiful little place here in the western part of Norway. They are setting up several stages and have concerts in the church, the harbour and in a big festival tent.

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We are talking about 23 concerts in 3 days, all of them firmly placed in the roots oriented music scene. Sometimes it’s roots-rock other times more folksy stuff.

The festival has given us some very good concerts through the years, and we have a long and loving relationship with this little, but great festival.

We here at Johannasvisions will try to see as many shows as we can, and we have chosen some favorites from this years

Here are our three must see artists at Vikedal Roots Music Festival 2013:

1. Ida Jenshus (with band)


Ida Jenshus is always a safe bet, she and her band delivers on all shows, and she has a terrific band. Her latest release is less straight country and more into the Daniel Lanois /Emmylou Harris sound scape. We love it!

Here’s a concert taped for the Norwegian Broadcast Company (NRK). 22 minutes of great music with Ida Jenshus and her band:

 Place/Time: The Harbour, Thursday 11th July at 21:30

Our next choice is the up and coming “prairie-rock”-band, Yuma Sun.

2. Yuma Sun


We have seen Yuma Sun in concert a few times, and they’re getting better with each show. They’ve toured extensively the last year and we are really looking forward to hear an even tighter band. As I write this they are playing at The Hove Festival, one of Norway’s biggest festivals.

Yuma Sun – Another Day:

In between all the gigs they are recording their second album. Hopefully we will get a release this fall.

Place/Time: The Harbour, Thursday 11th July at 23:30
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Video of the day – Nick Cave at Glastonbury 2013


Photos from Bergenfest 2013 by Johannasvisions

The Guardian:

“…slowly the set takes focus; Deanna roars along with a savage edge but Tupelo introduces a hint of Cave’s inherent grandeur, allowing him to slip from there to the piano to croon a moving People Ain’t No Good. At which point restraint becomes as powerful as the Seeds’ ravenous beer-hall bluster; a ten-minute Stagger Lee is a masterclass in tension and drama, Cave balancing precariously on the crowd barrier with audience members holding him up by the boot-heel as he leans out to sing his tale of a deviant killer directly into the eyes of a hypnotised girl in white hoisted on someone’s shoulders.”

This set (Glastonbury 2013) is well worth seeing, but they were a lot better in Bergen, Norway (Bergenfest), there they were fantastic!

Here is the set from Glastonbury 2013:

Jubilee Street
From Her to Eternity
Jack the Ripper
People Ain’t No Good
The Mercy Seat
Stagger Lee
Push the Sky Away
Encore: Red Right Hand

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– Hallgeir