02. My 40 Favorite Audience Photos

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1. The Football Team of Sidi Boughedra, Morocco (06-022)

Meeting people and having a good audience for my music is generally my favorite thing about traveling.  Here are some photos of these folks who came around to hear my songs...

 

1. The Football Team of Sidi Boughedra, Morocco (06-022)

A couple of fellows joined me for a session in this boring village in central Morocco.  I think this picture really encapsules the spirit

 

2. The Coconut Harvesters in Barra, Gambia (06-010)

A team of kids and teenagers asked me to entertain them while they took a break from harvesting coconuts…

 

3. The Lady Monks in Hue, Vietnam (02-015)

When I stumbled on this monastery in the middle of the jungle, these ladies came out and begged me to play a song for them.

 

4. Sunday Afternoon in Lewistown PA, USA (01-005)

On my first day on the road, I joined this group of neighbors to play some music

 

5. The People of Rchida, Morocco (05-022)

Here I am with the folks of my favourite village in Morocco

 

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2. The Coconut Harvesters in Barra, Gambia (06-010)
The Village Chief near Jorf Lasfar, Morocco (05-069)

After exploring the cliffs of Jorf Lasfar, I stopped in this village and the local chief came out and demanded that I take his picture��"a rare occurrence here in Morocco

 

7. My “family” in Thies, Senegal (06-007)

This kind family took me in when I got stuck in Thies with no place to stay.

 

8. The Potato Harvesters of Lalla, Mimouna, Morocco (06-081)

These hardworking fellows definitely deserved a free concert.

 

9. Jammin’ with my brother in Bridgeport CN USA (04-006)

It was great to finally have some company on this tour…

 

10. My “family” in Vinh, Vietnam (02-012)

This family treated me to true Vietnamese hospitality.

 

11.  The Schoolkids in Karang, Senegal (06-010)

A teacher saw me with a guitar and ask that I come sing for the kids

 

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3. The Lady Monks in Hue, Vietnam (02-015)
The Musical Family of Ben Slimane, Morocco

We had a great multi-generational jam session… (05-012)

 

13. By the Lake in Kaolack, Senegal (06-009)

These kids not only listened to my music, but the also defended me from a glue sniffing attacker!

 

14. Night concert in Tiznit, Morocco (03-008)

A great group of young folk joined me for the evening.

 

15. End of my hike in Walid Chekker, Morocco (06-066)

After a trek up the Aoufous Valley, I was “waylaid” by the locals here who demanded a song.

 

16. A night in Downtown Casablanca, Morocco (03-006)

Here’s one of my favourite group of fellows in my favourite city.

 

17. My backup dancers in York PA, USA (01-008)

These girls wanted to be in my music video… I couldn’t say no….

 

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4. Sunday Afternoon in Lewistown PA, USA (01-005)
The Barber Guitarist of Rich, Morocco (06-055)

This barber was very grateful for a quick guitar lesson��"along with all his friends…

 

19. Enjoying Italian hospitality in Cazzano Sant Andrea, Italy

(07-198)

Great memories of my stay with Massimo and his family.

 

20. The Little Gangstas of Rosso, Mauritania (06-016)

These tough looking kids joined me for a session at the edge of town.

 

21.  My bodyguards in Inezgane, Morocco (03-017)

After my session, these guys gave me a tour of the town…

 

22. Jammin in Ktama, Morocco

I played music for my hosts��"and nothing else, I swear!

 

23. The Flag Bandana Dogs of Selinsgrove PA, USA. (01-001)

Just a cool image of American culture.

 

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5. The People of Rchida, Morocco (05-022)
The border boatmen of Sungai Kolok, Thailand (02-027)

On of my most interesting border experiences.

 

25. The hopeful kids of Amdalaye, Gambia (06-015)

Some of these kids have big dreams��"and they shared them with me…

 

26. Big Crowd in Targuist, Morocco (05-061)

Had a relatively big and attentive crowd in this easy to overlook town.

 

27. Making new friends in Idrawin, Morocco (06-070)

I came to Idrawin looking for some old friends…no luck��"but I ended up making some new ones instead.

 

28. Jamming on a mountaintop in Taounate, Morocco (05-059)

A nice finish to my adventure in this cool hilltop town.

 

29. The high school kids in Sidi Kacem, Morocco (06-030)

A popular hangout spot for high school students…

 

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6. The Village Chief near Jorf Lasfar, Morocco (05-069)
Jammin in the Desert Oasis of Rissani, Morocco

These guys joined me as I jammed outside the walls of one of Rissani’s many mud castles.

 

31. High School student hangout in Casablanca, Morocco (03-006)*
Here’s where the students hang out when the teachers don’t show up…

 

32. The Pool Hall Owner in Rich, Morocco (06-055)

Another cool bunch of guys in Rich.

 

33. Some guys in Aoufous, Morocco (06-063)

A cool start to my Aoufous trek…

 

34. A little guy with big dreams in Ouaouizart, Morocco (05-108)

This guy really wants to be a guitarist someday…

 

35. The wedding singers of Asni, Morocco (06-111)

A quick jam session in Asni with these Berber wedding performers.

 

 

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7. My “family” in Thies, Senegal (06-007)
Dinner and a Concert in Saka, Morocco (05-043)

Played some music after dinner in this unheard of village in North Morocco.

 

37.  The shopkeeper/singer in Serakunda, Gambia  (06-012)

This auto parts dealer begged me for a quick guitar lesson… and told me his life story…

 

38. Late night jam session in Siem Reap, Cambodia (02-022)

This security guard wanted a turn at the guitar…

 

39. My little guides in Temna, Morocco 06-031)

A couple friendly little guides showed me around this forgotten little village.

 

40. A nice crowd in Boujad, Morocco (06-033)

Had a very lively crowd in this unassuming city in central Morocco.

 

Other Nominees:

 

Two guys at the park in Vinh, Vietnam (02-012)*

A park in Hanoi, Vietnam.

8. The Potato Harvesters of Lalla, Mimouna, Morocco (06-081)
(02-014)

A kind host in Chemaia, Morocco (05-024)

A couple of backbackers in Georgetown, Malaysia (02-003)

A popular park in Ouad Zem, Morocco. (05-002)

A couple of beachshop owners in Saidia, Morocco (05-030)

A few guys in Driouch, Morocco (05-041)

My host in Rommani, Morocco (05-064)

Two kids in El Gara, Morocco. (05-074)

10. An Artist house in Demnate, Morocco (06-102)*

Koralifix says:
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Posted on: Nov 25, 2009
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21.  My bodyguards in Inezgane, Mo…
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22. Jammin in Ktama, Morocco
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24. The border boatmen of Sungai K…
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26. Big Crowd in Targuist, Morocc…
27. Making new friends in Idrawin,…
27. Making new friends in Idrawin…
28. Jamming on a mountaintop in Ta…
28. Jamming on a mountaintop in T…
29. The high school kids in Sidi K…
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30. Jammin in the Desert Oasis of …
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31. High School student hangout in…
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32. The Pool Hall Owner in Rich, M…
32. The Pool Hall Owner in Rich, …
33. Some guys in Aoufous, Morocco …
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34. A little guy with big dreams i…
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35. The wedding singers of Asni, M…
35. The wedding singers of Asni, …
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36. Dinner and a Concert in Saka,…
37.  The shopkeeper/singer in Sera…
37. The shopkeeper/singer in Ser…
38. A nice crowd in Boujad, Morocc…
38. A nice crowd in Boujad, Moroc…
39. My little guides in Temna, Mor…
39. My little guides in Temna, Mo…
40. Late night jam session in Siem…
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