Calling All Londoners

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Hello, folks.

I’m writing this from a train. It’s carrying me across the Swedish countryside to Stockholm, where I have one last concert before I set my sights for the West, and my family, and my country, and my church. And my Las Palmas chimichangas.

It’s been a great tour. My favorite in Sweden so far. I’ll upload the pictures later and let you see a few reasons why I’m proud to have descended from this fine country. But first, I wanted to tell you a few things:

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Pictured here are two freezing Nashvillians at the ruins of a castle that was probably built by the elvish slaves of a local giant. Just a hunch.

1) I met a woman named Maret (I think that’s the right spelling) at last night’s show. She’s from Norway, but is currently living in Sweden. She found out about last night’s show in Kalmar and took a 2 hour train ride to see it. But that’s not the only fun part–she also told me right away how much she loved the Rabbit Room. She discovered it through Travis Prinzi’s site, then through the Rabbit Room found a lot of music and writing she connected with. It was pretty cool. So thanks, Maret, for making the trip, and for joining us. If we were in the real Rabbit Room I’d buy you a plate of fish and chips.

2) Jamie and I will be in London for a few days this weekend, and I thought it would be fun to meet up with our British constituency. If you’re near London and want to meet up for coffee Saturday morning, email me or comment on this post and we’ll settle on a place. I’ll have my guitar, so if an impromptu set ought to happen somewhere I’m game.

That’s it. I’m having a great time in Europe, but I can’t wait to get home to the Warren and my children. And Las Palmas.

The Proprietor

As a singer-songwriter and recording artist, Andrew has released more than ten records over the past fifteen years. His music has earned him a reputation for writing songs that connect with his listeners in ways equally powerful, poetic, and intimate. He has also followed his gifts into the realm of publishing. His books include the four volumes of the award-winning Wingfeather Saga.


11 Comments

  1. Marit

    Thanks for the offer. I really enjoyed it last night.

    All people here:
    I’m so thankful for this community. For the openness and for being honest. I’m thankful for the opportunity to listen to the discussions about difficult topics, where people can bring in their view and all try to give glory to God, whatever they decide to do. And I am glad there is at least one place on the web where the discussions does not end up like web discussions often do.

    Thank you for recommendations, links and quotes. And laughter. And the quirky insights in American culture and some challenges for my English and something familiar (for example doppelganger – dobbeltgjenger).

    Thanks for showing that culture, songs, thought, doubt, weakness are things normal is a Christian life, not something alien. I’m thankful that you keep the focus on Christ and that you share some of what he have given you.

    Marit (“Margrith without the “g”)

  2. Paul Holderman

    Very cool, guys!
    What I want to know is has Angy G. insulted anyone yet by asking where the nearest Disc Golf course would be?

    Hello Marit from NC, USA – very glad to have folks like yourself from across the pond here.

  3. sven

    Hey Andrew,

    now, about this London possibility. I am currently in Bristol where I just moved from the northeast of the US (and, yes, I saw you twice on the “Behold the Lamb of God” tour in New Milford, CT…and no, I missed the Bethel, CT gig on the Resurrection Letters tour because I had left already….). Bristol is a little less than 2 hours west of London….so, within reach. Any input?
    There was word at some point about you folks joining Michael Card over here for a few concerts over the next few weeks. I am assuming that this is only a myth, correct?
    Anyway…maybe we can figure something out. England is, after all, a little smaller than the States 😉

  4. Andrew Peterson

    @andrew

    Sven,

    Send an email to andrew@andypeterson.com and I’ll send an email out to everyone who’s responded. That way we can come up with a good plan for Saturday morning and keep everybody on the same page.

    As for Michael Card, yes. I was supposed to accompany him on the tour but it didn’t work out. Hopefully next time. If you go to one of his shows this week (and I hope you do), be sure and complain loudly about my absence. (Not really.)

    See you Saturday, perhaps.

    AP

  5. Tony Heringer

    Barliman,

    Very cool dude!

    Marit,

    It is good to know this room is very large and welcoming to people all over the world. Thanks for sharing your heart with us and for making the trek to see AP.

  6. Andy

    hey there… a fellow “andy” here. I’ve been following your music and Rabbit Room posts for the past couple years since i first heard about you through “Jillahorn” music. Resurrection Letters and btlog have been a huge blessing to me all while passing on the blessing to others. thanks for your music.

    I’ve never posted here before but since you are in Europe, thought now would be a good time. I live in Southern Germany, working at an International Bible School. Because of the Lord’s call to be here in ministry, I’ve never experienced an AP or any of the nashville greats live but I know that it would be an honor to hear ya’ll live. So anytime you’ve got a hankerin’ for some good ol’ fashioned german potatoe salad, some krautsalat, and a few weißwurst… just come on over!

    all that to say: thanks for your music and your ministry.

    – andy

    ps. sorry if this sounds like one of those creepy fan letters… i’m sure you receive thousands of them and are used to them by now.

  7. Andrew Peterson

    @andrew

    Okay, folks.

    Here’s the plan. There’s a little pub called Hereford Arms near the Underground stop where Jamie and I had lunch yesterday (a fine shepherd’s pie, by the way). It was pretty much deserted around 11, before the lunch crowd showed up, and I figured that might be a good place.

    So here’s the address:

    Hereford Arms
    127 Gloucester Rd. S

    Let’s say 11 AM, Saturday morning, and if for some reason they’re crowded or not open yet, we’ll just gather outside and walk to the little café down the street.

    See you there, mateys.

    AP

  8. Thomas McKenzie

    Hey Andrew,

    Hope you are having a great time over there, and I hope you come safely home.

    However, when you come home, might I no-so-humbly suggest that La Hacienda kicks Las Palmas trasero. I am willing to hold a taco y enchilada off if you need to be convinced.

    Vaya con Dios

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