Practicing in the backyard in Gierle for our first gig in Belgium.
Tim works on the gypsy bass in Gierle.
Tim surveys the room where all 5 Alkali Flats will sleep for the next 10 days.
Our first show in Belgium in Lummens...major jet lag.
On stage at Cafe Tielemans, Boekel, NL.
Sasha on the steel at Cafe Tielemans.
Tia likes her hillbilly bands to be good and drunk when they play her place...
On the floor at Cafe Tielemans in Boekel, NL.
Mark dances with Tia, owner of Cafe Tielemans.
Scotty Roller and Lil' Mo at Cafe Den Eik. These guys were our housemates for a few days.
Mark explains the facts of life to Lil' Mo.
At the Viva Lola Festival with some new friends in St. Niklaas, BE.
Channeling their inner Stringbean.
The first and only time we wore our gingham shirts on the trip. This was the first of three shows on this very long Sunday.
At Het Anker Brewery in Mechelen, BE.
The merch table at the Ace Cafe in Rumst.
With our friends from Gent via Auburn and Holland...Martin, Nichola, and Zoe.
The crowd at the Ace Cafe in Rumst, Belgium.
Tim, Chris and Mark at the Ace Cafe in Rumst, BE. Our second Sunday show.
At the Rockin' Around Turnhout party in Retie, BE. Our third Sunday show. photo by Nicole
The poster for our show at Het Keizershof in Turnhout.
Sasha's biggest fan at Het Keizershof in Turnhout, BE.
Country Boy Willie at Den Eik in Gierle, BE.
Scotty and Sasha have a turn at Cafe Den Eik in Gierle.
Drum and hat.
Guitar and guitar.
On stage at Cafe Den Eik. This place was a 5 minute walk from our house. photo by Willie
On the street outside Cafe Den Eik. photo by Willie
Victor from Gierle tries on Mark's hat.
Tim and our housemate Stijn at Den Eik in Gierle.
With Eddie Aerts on our field trip.
Sasha and an Orval.
Scotty at a very old bar. Our friend Eddie Aerts took us on a field trip.
Whippin' up some horse fajitas.
The schedule of events for the week at Zomberbar Bibi in Antwerp.
Zomerbar Bibi in Antwerp.
The castle that housed the Zomberbar Bibi in Antwerp.
Anne and Gert from Surfing Airlines.
Playing to the crowd in a very old castle in antwerp.
Oud Zottegem Brewery. We had to.
Our outdoor park concert got moved indoors in Zottegem, BE.
We moved back outdoors into the crowd in Zottegem, BE.
The poster for our prison show at Wortel.
Waiting at Wortel Prison.
Tim in the exercise yard at Wortel Prison.
Wortel Prison, waiting for the prisoners.
Chris and Sasha checking out the new wing at Wortel Prison.
After a trip to the "beer store".
Cafe Willem Tell. It's a brown bar.
The marquee at Willem Tell.
Dinner with our driver, Peter at Willem Tell in St. Lenaarts, BE.
Dinner at Willem Tell in St. Lenaarts. The dark meat on the plate is sliced horse.
The crowd at Willem Tell in St. Lenaarts.
The crowd at Willem Tell in St. Lenaarts.
Sausage vendor in Brussels, BE.
On stage at the Brussels Summer Music Festival.
The street in Lommel, BE. Our last show with Surfing Airlines.
Mark digs deep in Lommel.
Outside of the Kings in Lommel, BE. We played on a semi-trailer.
Our pile of stuff waiting to load into Patine Wijn Bistro in Antwerp.
The "hand throwing" statue in the square in Antwerp.
Nic from Spitfire Tattoo in Antwerp tattoos the Alkali Flats donkey on his own leg.
Kristoff's donkey tattoo.
Chris gets a donkey tattoo from Nic at Spitfire Tattoo in Antwerp, BE.
Nic tattoos Chris.
Eating baked goods in Antwerp.
The train station in Antwerp, BE.
The cathedral in Antwerp.
Anna from Sacramento came to hear us play at Patine in Antwerp.
Food and beer in Antwerp.
Tearing it up at Patine, almost acoustic.
Martin, Zoe, and Nichola. Our gracious hosts in Gent, BE.
Mark on the boat tour in Gent, BE.
About to drink some Genever. You have to take the first sip without touching the glass. photo by Nichola
In Brugge at the De Halve Maan Brewery (Straffe Hendrik). photo by Nichola
Chris on a bike in Antwerp.
Scotty on a bike in Antwerp.
Sasha on a bike in Antwerp.
Chris and Scotty on bikes in Antwerp.
Sasha gets ink from Nic at Spitfire Tattoo in Antwerp.
Sasha checks out her new tattoo.
Tim and a fancy beer at the Kulminator, Antwerp.
Homemade box for a fancy beer at the Kulminator in Antwerp.
At the Kulminator, Antwerp, BE.
Ellen, Sasha, and Geertrui outside of the Kulminator in Antwerp, BE.
Scotty outside the Royal Museum in Antwerp. No Pringles for you.
Band photo outside of the Royal Museum of Fine Arts in Antwerp.
A late night snack at Patine Wijn Bistro in Antwerp.
On the train from Antwerp to Cologne, playing a little Mille Bornes.
The cathedral in Cologne, DE.
The cathedral in Cologne.
Kolsch! The tally marks are to keep track of how many Kolsch you've had...whoops.
Sasha and Uli mugging in Cologne, Germany.
Uli and Chris in Cologne.
We had to duck into a bar to escape a downpour in Cologne...we had to.
Sasha and Mark in Cologne, DE.
Ruud gives all of the guys haircuts on his terrace in Cologne.
The crowd in Cologne, DE.
Playing to the crowd at Lichtung Kuturcafe in Cologne, DE.
The Flats with the Kolsch man in Cologne, DE.
Eddie Aerts and his best pal came to see us at our last show at Cafe Jan van Cep.
At Cafe Jan van Cep in Amstenrade, NL.
At Cafe Jan van Cep in Amstenrade, Holland.
On stage at Cafe Jan van Cep.
Getting some love from Jan van Cep AKA General Roberts. He played steel guitar with Emmylou Harris in the 80s.
Ruud Smitts sits in at Cafe Jan van Cep in Amstenrade, NL.
Uli and Ruud, our hosts and promoters in Cologne, Germany. They are the best.
Luggage in the Cologne train station, getting ready to head for home...