Posts Tagged ‘Sean Donald’

DOMINIONATED // POOR PILGRIM SEVEN

Monday, July 7th, 2014

Happy Summer Everyone ! 

I am certainly having a beautiful one so far. I have a couple pieces of news to share! 

First, I was honoured to contribute a song to the compilation album DOMINIONATED – which celebrates eight great years of the Canadian music blog Quick Before it Melts. The assignment was to pick a favourite Canadian song of the 80s or 90s and record a cover of it for the compilation. I chose Mary Margaret O'Hara's Dear Darling, from her classic album Miss America. I recorded it with Michael Timmins, and my great friends Matt Bailey and Noah Reid contributed guitar and piano. You can download the entire album for free here. So delighted to be included in this great group of Canadian bands! 

One of my favourite shows of the year is coming up soon! Sunday July 20th will be the seventh annual Poor Pilgrim Island Show – a traveling musical day on Toronto Island, which is organized by my good friend and Bruce Peninsula bandmate Matt Cully. Every year the show features beautiful unamplified performances by Toronto musicians in hidden natural settings all around the Islands. I'll be opening the show in a collaborative set of (mostly) traditional folk songs with my pal Sean Donald. More info on the show is here. Bring your bike if you have one! Below is a video of John Southworth, one of the great performers to see at Poor Pilgrim 7! 

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This week with Matthew Bailey…

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

We had an amazing show on Friday night with Andy Maize and friends at Hugh's Room – what a special place to play. I love it more and more each time! If some photos from the night resurface, I'll be sure to put them up! 

This first week of March is, for me, dominated by one person – my guitarist and best bud Matthew Bailey! I'm playing shows with him every other day this week! Matt put out his debut album, Tendrils (see the beautiful artwork by Raven Julia Shields below), earlier this year, and I was lucky enough to be one of the many great singers featured on the record. Matt is playing two shows this week, and I'll be singing backup. You can see us play…

- On Monday March 4th at the Common on College (hosted by that same Raven Shields – if you've never been to her music nights at the Common, you must go!). This show is with our friend Sean Donald.

- On Wednesday March 6th at the Magpie, opening for Rye and Fairy Tales. For more info click on this.

And then this Friday March 8th, Matt and I will be playing as a duo at the Holy Oak. We've been invited by our good friend Max Kelly to share in his monthly residency there. We're going to play our own songs, as well as lots of covers and some of our old favourites that have fallen off our setlists over the years. You can get all the info here

And finally, you can check out Matt's song Until You Arrived on the latest installment of Tim Sweeney's podcast Rock the Shack here. It's a duet!

It's gonna be a good week!

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Saturday, September 3rd, 2011

It’s been a busy summer but, at long last, my new record NO TALKER is finished!

We’re celebrating with a big release party at Toronto’s Dakota Tavern this THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 8TH! It’s an early show – 8-10pm, so don’t be late!

I’m so proud of this album, and I’m happy to say that we’ll have the full band in tow – Matt Bailey on guitar/mandolin, Lucas Gadke on bass, and Mike Brushey on drums. We’ll also be joined by our good friend Michael Eckert who will be guesting on pedal steel! AAAAND the whole evening will begin with a solo set by my great friend Sean Donald. Check out his beautiful music at www.myspace.com/seanpatrickdonald.

Here’s the beautiful poster, courtesy of the wonderful Sasha Plotnikova….

I AM SO EXCITED FOR THIS NIGHT!!

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