Happy new year to everyone! And thanks to all who stopped by this blog in 2012. The new year is off to a fun start: Saturday morning I got a call from my old buddy Fred Renaudin, who needed a last-minute replacement for a gig Tuesday night in New York with Nolwenn Leroy. Her album “Bretonne”, which was a huge hit in France selling over a million copies, is being released in the US on Decca, and there’s an acoustic showcase in New York tomorrow night presenting the album. Fortunately for me, I was available to do it, so here I am suddenly in New York. I’ve been here many times before, but this city really is one of the most unbelievable places on the planet. This is what a sunset looks like from the top of the Rockefeller Center.