London, England

Night two at the Albert Hall was a dream come true for me. We were joined on stage by the legendary Joe Brown, one of England's early rockers and still going strong. While he never had success in America, their loss, he's a national treasure in Britain. Many of you may know him from the Concert For George DVD. Joe closed the show with just his ukulele singing I'll See You In My Dreams and brought the house down. One of his big hits from the early 60's was A Picture Of You which we played tonight with him on stage. I've met Joe several times before but had never played with him and to do that song, which I love, in the Albert Hall with him was a highlight for me. To top it off, before the show Guy and I went to Joe's dressing room and he gave us a ukulele lesson. We were like a couple of kids and immediately started practising what he'd shown us. Brilliant.

The show itself was so much fun, relaxed and really well played, though Mark was having a bit of trouble with sticky feeling guitar necks due to the warm and humid atmosphere in the Albert. Still he played like a hero as did the band and the audience was as good as they come.

So long,