Dreams come true. Sometimes. Happened to me in May. No kidding', seriously!
Earlier this year I got a call from Andy, a guy who turned out to be a member of the „inner circle“ of Udo Lindenberg’s tour production
team. In essence: „The artist wants to meet you, Richie! And bring your guitar...“.
Wait... WHAT?!? Fou...
So, this happened on May 1st:
I drove to Timmendorfer Strand, where UL and the Panikorchester were rehearsing for the tour ’22, and met all these icons I knew from
concerts and articles and the telly. I met the man himself and we rehearsed his music all day long. Mark well: Not a tribute band, I was part of the real deal!
I met a totally friendly, overwhelmingly nice guy, professionally well informed about this Richie Jones he was making music with. A man
who’s absolutely reflected and aware about his attribute being a national treasure, totally committed to make everybody in the room feel comfortable and easy, including himself.
Maybe the purpose of having me at a rehearsal was to check out some plan B on guitar players against the background of the
Since the tour took place without any virus incident, you might ask: „Okay, now what’s next?!?“ Frankly, I dunno, but I keep dreaming of
being part of Germany’s greatest Rock’n Roll circus. But whatever may come, hey, I’m already on the bright side of life. I played with Udo Lindenberg, he liked what he saw/heard, and nobody will
ever take that away from me.