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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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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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