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Title: Alex Knox / Ghostrider in Berlin
Post by: Pan on October 24, 2015, 05:56:10 PM
Hi all,

I've just had the pleasure of meeting a fellow weenie, Alex Knox or "Ghostrider" as he's known around the forum, in person. Alex came to Berlin with his lovely wife, on a holiday, and was kind enough to invite me to an impromtu jam session at their place. I even got to try his very nice 1928 Martin 2-17!

We also later met for dinner, and a blues concert in a little bar in Neuk?lln, and the host was kind enough to let us play with their guitars, and Alex was a big success. He has a great voice, and knows how to take his audiences!

Alex is only the 2nd weenie I've met in person, after Professor Scratchy, and I hope there will be more! It was a treat to hear Alex sing and play, and to discuss the music with someone with similar interests.

Here are some pictures. His wife took some more, and maybe some videos as well, so there might be more to come.

Cheers

Pan
Title: Re: Alex Knox / Ghostrider in Berlin
Post by: Slack on October 25, 2015, 09:44:21 AM
Very cool.  Was Alex crashing your gig?  Is that a bar in Berlin?
Title: Re: Alex Knox / Ghostrider in Berlin
Post by: Pan on October 25, 2015, 10:25:21 AM
Very cool.  Was Alex crashing your gig?  Is that a bar in Berlin?

Oh no! :)

I would gladly have had him as a guest on my gig, but I couldn't find one for the occasion!

Instead we went to see Chris O, a lady from Australia, singing the blues, and since there were some impromptu jam sessions going on between the sets, I managed to speak Alex to the stage. :)

And yes, this was a little bar in the Neuk?lln district, in Berlin.

Cheers

Pan

Title: Re: Alex Knox / Ghostrider in Berlin
Post by: Johnm on October 25, 2015, 11:27:30 AM
That's neat that you guys were able to get together.  Alex really does have a nice voice, and he particularly shines on Frank Stokes material, which I know is a special favorite of his.
All best,
Johnm
Title: Re: Alex Knox / Ghostrider in Berlin
Post by: Rivers on October 25, 2015, 06:08:38 PM
Assuming Alex was traveling light, unless he chartered a plane to bring more of his guitar collection, it's revealing that he chose the 2-17 Martin. A really tough call, but a good one IMO. Port Townsend regulars will know what I'm talking about.

I loved Berlin when I visited in the early Eighties, long before the Wall fell. It was just a long weekend, but it left me with many experiences and stories to tell, including a slightly bizarre day trip into the Eastern sector.
Title: Re: Alex Knox / Ghostrider in Berlin
Post by: Pan on October 25, 2015, 06:34:15 PM
The little Martin certainly makes a wonderful travel guitar!

I hope to see more Weenies in Berlin some day!

I could kick myself for only meeting Professor Scratchy for a beer, and not actually playing with him, when he was here a few years ago! What a waste of precious opportunity, when life is so short!

Cheers

Pan
Title: Re: Alex Knox / Ghostrider in Berlin
Post by: Prof Scratchy on October 26, 2015, 03:05:31 AM
It was good beer though!

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Title: Re: Alex Knox / Ghostrider in Berlin
Post by: One-Eyed Ross on October 26, 2015, 08:27:39 AM
In over five years in Germany, I never made it to Berlin, (Cold War politics) but if the beer there is as good as the beer in Hesse, it's good.  (I was rather fond of Licher Pils back then...)
Title: Re: Alex Knox / Ghostrider in Berlin
Post by: GhostRider on February 21, 2018, 12:50:12 PM
I know I'm a little late to respond to this, but don't let Pan fool you. He played me under the table.

It was a great treat to meet him and his lovely (as well) wife.

Much disappointed that I didn't hear "Pan in concert".

Alex
Title: Re: Alex Knox / Ghostrider in Berlin
Post by: GhostRider on February 21, 2018, 12:57:12 PM
Here's a photo outside the bar we played in. The couple on the right just walked by! My wife is in the centre.


Alex