John Watts sent me the following update. John, unpredictable as always, doesn't say if he's coming to New York soon, but usually, if you hear from him, he appears a couple of weeks later... Here's what he writes:
"We're getting much closer to a time when we can reap the benefits of all the work that's been going on over the last few months. We are putting the final touches to the album audio, the CD artwork and the manuscript of the poetry book. Both the John Watts 16-track CD album and the poetry anthology will be entitled "Real Life Is Good Enough".
As mentioned in an earlier communication there will be a chance for fans to download large amounts of material for free. We've just put up live video footage of my solo performance from the tour last year.
Obviously, I am focussing for the indefinite future on my solo career. This year I am aiming to do as much touring as possible both completely solo and with a band to introduce my new record to you and as many other people as possible! During the course of the shows I will include some of my favourite songs that I've written over the last 25 years, but also I will in some cases be doing specialised shows that include my poetry and other spoken word material."
So, when are ye coming to the Apple, John?