Joe Vickers lives in seasonal rotation. In the summer he is an Alberta grain farmer and when the snow falls he hits the road as a storytelling folk singer. The travelling troubadour has logged countless miles touring across Canada and the USA as the front man for the folk punk group Audio/Rocketry. As a acoustic folk solo artist he has backpacked across Europe with a guitar, playing everywhere from all-night bars to punk squats. His music explores the human spirit singing of the triumphs and tragedies of everyday life.
So steamy is the atmosphere at Café De Ouwehoer, in the heart of Rotterdam's former harbour red light district, that you might think manly seamen and ladies of leisure will come staggering in at any moment.