G Burns Jug Band Welcomes Swiss Schwörer Family on Their International Expedition

Last Saturday I had the pleasure of performing with G Burns Jug Band four times, and I wanted to include a short writeup on the first of those four, since it was unique. Before we headed up the street to play at Little Italy's Art Walk, we had the pleasure of performing at the San Diego Maritime Museum, welcoming the Schwörer Family as they arrived in America's Finest City.

The Swiss Schwörer family made a stop in San Diego on their international "Top to Top Global Climate Expedition". Photo: Bart Ziegler

The Swiss Schwörer family made a stop in San Diego on their international "Top to Top Global Climate Expedition". Photo: Bart Ziegler

The Swiss Family (Father Dario, mother Sabine, and children Sabine, Andri, and Noe) has been traveling around the world on their boat, the Panchamama, since 2003.  The Schwörers climb the highest mountain of each continent they visit, spreading their embodied message of ecology through their Top to Top Global Climate Expedition.

G Burns Jug Band playing as the Schwörers arrived on San Diego shores. L-R: Batya MacAdam-Somer, Meghann Welsh, Anders Larsson, Jonathan Piper, Clint Davis. Photo: Bart Ziegler

G Burns Jug Band playing as the Schwörers arrived on San Diego shores. L-R: Batya MacAdam-Somer, Meghann Welsh, Anders Larsson, Jonathan Piper, Clint Davis. Photo: Bart Ziegler

The experience of playing for the distinguished guests as they arrived on shore took me back to the ship homecomings I used to play as a drummer in Navy Band Southwest. I always enjoy playing washboard with this G Burns Jug band, and the added fun of our international guests made the morning an especially memorable one. I had a wonderful time meeting the Schwörers, who were eager to show us the Panchamama, and thank us for the traditional American music we provided as they arrived.

Thanks, as always, for tuning in!