Posts Tagged ‘Skydiggers’
Friday, September 27th, 2013
Two recordings of my music recently surfaced online! Thought they would be worth sharing here. The first is very old – from my first-ever appearance at Hugh's Room at one of their A Man Called Wrycraft shows when I was 17. At that show, I sang two songs by Otis Redding. At an interview with Points North on CKUA Radio this year my good friend Michael Wrycraft (who hosted the show at Hugh's Room that night) shared this recording that he's been hanging on to all these years! I wasn't able to find a recording of the broadcast online until a fan shared it with me on facebook recently. So, here it is! My song is about 30 mins in, but the whole interview is great! Link below…
The new recording I mentioned is actually a preview of a recording, hehe. But it's a nice one too! This summer I was honoured to be invited to record my version of the great Skydiggers song Feel You Closer for their new project She Comes into the Room – a album of Diggers covers sung by some of their favourite female vocalists. They've put together a preview video to give folks a sneak peak at what to expect from the project! Check it out below!
Friday, February 17th, 2012
I am so thrilled to be opening for my good friend and great supporter Andy Maize at Hugh’s Room next Friday February 24th. Andy will be playing a rare solo show, though he’ll still be joined by his Skydiggers bandmate Michael Johnston, as well as Derrick Brady, Glenn Milchem, and Devin Cuddy – who will also be playing a solo set! I’ll be backed by a full band that night (I’m just about to run off to rehearsal right now), so it’s sure to be a wicked show!! To reserve tickets, click here.
The following night I’ll be playing in Waterloo for the first time! Matt Bailey and I will play an intimate set at the Branches, and we’ll be joined by a bunch of other artists. For details, see my tour page.
At Hugh’s Room, Andy will be performing songs from his beautiful solo album, The History of Forgetting. Isn’t the cover amazing?! …………………………………
See you this weekend!
Monday, October 24th, 2011
We had an amazing time at the Halifax Pop Explosion this weekend. I played my first solo set in many months, and it felt so good! I must say that HPX fans are something else – the Bust Stop theatre was positively buzzing by the time I went up at the fashionable hour of 8:30PM!! It’s not too often that you meet such a punctual audience, and one that actually listens no less! Halifax is the best place! I’m reminded a little more each time I go.
Toronto is now in my sights, and the first thing I’ve got to look forward to is a very special show at Hugh’s Room on October 29th. The show features Latent Recordings’ finest Cowboy Junkies, Finlayson/Maize (of Skydiggers fame), Cootes Leland, and myself. I’ll play the show as a duo with Matt Bailey on electric guitar and mandolin. I’m so excited to share the stage with musicians who have been such an inspiration and source of guidance to me in this crazy creative business! A few months ago, I covered the Skydiggers song “Feel You Closer” for Mitch Fillion’s website Southernsouls.ca. A tribute to my Latent family!