The History of Gravel Town
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THE HISTORY OF GRAVEL TOWN
Grandma Vastenburg praying
Here’s Martijn’s and Michel’s grandmother praying in front of a painting of Mary, mother of Jesus. The picture is taken aboard the inland ship her husband (our grandpa) was working on. It was one of the most modern ships of the era. Martijn and Michel descend from a long line of sailors, working on inland barges or sailing across the world on steam ships, around the 1900s.
A nice story: during one of their journeys a sailor was playing his accordeon so bad, that our grandfather pointed his newly bought gun, aimed and fired. He thought it was not loaded, but it was! Fortunately grandpa was a really bad shot, so he missed, but it was really close. Shocked about what he had done, he threw the gun overboard.
Shortly afterwards our grandmother decided to say goodbye to the sailing life and spent her remaining days in Gravel Town
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EP, released December 2015
Debut album, released 2014
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