The Nickelsdorf festival was a joy. High points certainly included hearing Eddie Prevost’s set with John Edwards and Tom Chant, and hearing Olaf Rupp play in a trio with vibist Els Vandemeyer. After doing this for 30 years, I cannot often say I am hearing music I have never heard before, but I honestly have never heard someone play guitar like Olaf did.

Thank you thank you thank you to Hans Falb the festival director, his brother (who handles the money but usually runs a gas station), his sister who cleans the club every night, and the extraordinary group of volunteers that have kept this festival going for nearly 40 years.