Robert and I were out last night, looking for a pub that was broadcasting the England vs. Australia Ashes cricket match. While Australia sadly lost, we did come across a great new pub on Gamla Stan. Just opened in June, The Liffey (more details here) turned out to be a fun new find. Not only did we have some good pub food (I had an excellent fish and chips, Robert had a hamburger), but we also got to hear some great live music in a large and airy bar. Brian Friels’ Sunday Session was playing and we heard some of the best blues music I’ve heard in a long time. The band leader/singer/ saxophonist would regularly get down off the stage and circle through the crowd, playing his horn and working the crowd with his charm. Somehow, I need he had to be American, even before I heard him speak. He just did the blues and worked the crowd too well to be Swedish. In talking to him on break, I found out that the bluesman was from San Francisco but had lived here for 20 years. I would have to say that both the band and the bar are well worth checking out.