Posts Tagged ‘Nick Everett’

Happy (belated) New Year!

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

 I have no idea where December and January went! The holidays have always tended to be a pretty busy time for me, but this year was the craziest in memory and had me performing regularly throughout december and right into the early new year.

Now that I've had a chance to catch my breath, I want to share a few highlights here (and news of what's coming up next, which is also lots!). 

My good friend Jared Rosenbaum took some beautiful photos of me and the band at the El Mocambo on Dec 8th. You can see them here.  

The wonderful Joe Strutt, of Mechanical Forest Sound, made some great recordings at the kith&kin Holiday Wassail at the Music Gallery on Dec 16th. Listen to them here. Thanks Joe!

I don't have any link-able material from the kith&kin shows on Dec 21 and 22, or from the Bruce Peninsula show in Hamilton on Dec 29th – only good memories! On January 4th I performed at Hugh's Room in A Man Called Wrycraft's James Taylor tribute night, and Robert Saxe took this beautiful photo…

And now onto what's next! This Saturday Jan 19th I'll be playing a few songs at the Cameron House as part of the Elsethings Festival – a nation-wide celebration of local music that also marks the release of my good friend Nick Everett's new album, Elsethings. Read more about the festival here

Then, on January 30, my best friend and collaborator Matthew Bailey will be releasing his first solo album, Tendrils, at the Tranzac Club. My sister Martha and I sang lots on this album and I'm so excited for the big old world to hear it – we're so proud of Matt! You can get a sneak preview of the album here, and watch the new Southern Souls video we did below. 

In other other news, my family vocal trio kith&kin has begun recording our long-put-off second album! 

Ok lots going on – talk soon!

MATTHEW BAILEY - 'Swimming' / 'A Love So Plain' from Southern Souls on Vimeo.

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Riding the Rails

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

We’re home from Halifax!

My Bruce Peninsula bandmate Matt Cully (aka EONS) and I went out to the East Coast this past week to play in Halifax. Our show at the King’s College Library was a total trip – a beautiful old building full of amazing things – they were even giving away free books! – and amongst the stacks there was a concert going on! Myself and EONS played with one of our favourite Haligonian bands Nick Everett and Everybody. This was the first time we’d seen Nick with his new band, and they were jaw-drop amazing.

Matt and I took the train to Halifax, but it was a slightly unusual journey because we also performed while we were on it! We were lucky enough to get accepted by a VIA Rail program that provides musicians with free long-haul travel in exchange for performances in the lounge car of the train! We played four times during our two trips, and there was even a singalong to I Can’t Help Falling In Love with You by Elvis. Movie-watching, book-reading, and window-gazing in our sleeper cabin, and breakfast in the dining car filled up the rest of our journey.

Some pictures of Matt and I at Halifax’s harbourside Point Pleasant Park…

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