The Austrian country & western band fronted by Lewis Niderman celebrated its 30th anniversary yesterday.
The celebratory concert was at the Lehar Theater in the town of Bad Ischl in the centre of the Slazkammergut (the Austrian Lake District).
The Lehar Theater is named after Franz Lehar the Hungarian composer who composed in Bad Ischl in his villa on the south bank of the River Traun a short distance from the residence of the singer Richard Tauber.
Using my pensioners rail ticket I made the round trip from Vienna to attend the celebrations. Lewis Niderman and I are of an age.
It turned out it was just as well that I went.
Niderman's opening solo was a real surprise. It was a simple thing I'd scribbled down for him during an alcoholic haze two or three months ago at the end of a too long evening in Niderman's own bar The Lafayette.
Swizzle Inn Blues is the song's title, but to go into the reasons for the lyrics would take too long here.
Here are some photos I made. Impressions from a lively evening.
I like this.