Archive for October, 2012
Friday, October 26th, 2012
We're out in New Brunswick and having the BEST TIME!! Check out me and Matt's gas station jump skills!
We've just gotten home from an amazing show in Sackville NB with our friends Bolivia. We are having a ridiculously fun time with these guys, we laugh all day long (except when we're listening to their beautiful singing voices)! Today we visited Fort Beausejour and ran around on the hills, took photos, and made a live video. We'll be taking the train back to Toronto on Sunday, at which time I promise to post photos from tonight's show, and from our Beausejour adventure!
Tomorrow we're playing in Halifax – come early to help carve pumpkins to light the show! Details here.
More photos and reports soon! The East Coast is the greatest!
Saturday, October 20th, 2012
My October eastbound tour starts today! I’m typing from my bandmate’s van as we cruise down the 401 headed for Trois Rivieres, Quebec. It is home to Cafe-Bar Zenob, which is certainly one of Canada’s hidden-treasure venues. Wonderful atmosphere, and even better people! I’ll be out for the next week doing shows with my friends KIRTY (who just released their awesome new album), and Bolivia. Check all the dates here.
To celebrate the start of the tour, I made a new video with the incomparable Mitchell Fillion of SouthernSouls.ca for my song Kenyatta. This is a very special video for me, because it features the original arrangement of the song, which I wrote with my good friend Anne Bourne. We have been working on this song on and off for 5 years, so it’s amazing to have a document of it’s original arrangement to contrast with the album version! Enjoy!
Monday, October 8th, 2012
After a fairly low-key summer, my musical life is coming back into force in many ways!
My band and I are getting all set to hit the road in celebration of the summer release of our new album No Talker. We’ll be out for the better part of this month, starting in Toronto and working our way east to Halifax! Check all the tour dates right here. We’re super excited to be playing dates with our good friend KIRTY (whose awesome new album is coming out on Oct 17th), as well as our friends Bolivia from New Brunswick. It’s going to be a total time! Look at this beautiful poster by the amazing Nima Lorris….
I’ll also be heading to the Ontario Council of Folk Festivals’ annual conference to play as part of Global Cafe’s showcase on Friday Oct 12th. The OCFF conference is a place where tons of musical friends you’ve made at home and on the road converge for a silly and wonderful weekend of great music and people. Thanks to Global Cafe for having me!
Another neat thing I’ve got on the horizon is the release of All My Trials, a new song I made with my old friend, drum n bass producer Rene LaVice. This track has been years in the making, so it’s amazing to finally have it come out! RAM Records is putting it out as a single on Oct 22nd, but you can stream it right away on Soundcloud here. I guess you can say it’s a bit of a departure from the stuff I’ve released so far!
Look at the amazing cover art! Check that hair! Check Rene’s pro face! Photo by Visualbass.
See you soon!