Local experimental musician, exploratory cellist and Frequency fave Billy Mickelson — aka Third Seven — spent the past three months on tour, performing across North America and Europe. He returned to the United States earlier this month after spending all of January overseas, and today he’s in Arizona, slowly making his way back to Central Oregon.
On Monday, he’ll play a homecoming show at The Horned Hand in Bend. There’s no cover, start time is 7:30 p.m and Adonija will open.
On Tuesday, Billy was nice enough to send Frequency a batch of photos from his European adventure, including shots of scenery, life on the road and music-making. You’ll find them below, along with some of Billy’s comments when he provided some.
Performing at DosTrece in Barcelona, Spain. At left is Davey Hemm, who accompanied Mickelson on tour.
Florence, Italy: "That's the church that Galileo and Michelangelo are buried in! Florence is amazing!"
Saorge, France: "Saorge is a tiny village on the cliffs of the French Alps. We played a show in that amazing community and everybody is so well spirited in such a simple blissful village. No MCDONALDS!"
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Copenhagen, Denmark: "This is a special photo because my Great Great Great Grandfather Jens Henrik Mikkelsen stood guard right there on these grounds as well. Sentimental moment."
Oslo, Norway: "Being such a huge black metal fan, I wanna say that I am in love with Norway! Gorgeous place and people."
Leeuwarden, Netherlands: "Awww, the Dutch :)"
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Barcelona, Spain: "This is the Sagrada Familia chapel in Barcelona. Incredible! It's been under construction for over 100 years and there's 100 to go."
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