March Music

Added on by ethan cole.

I am back from a productive songwriting retreat in the mountains and ready to play some fun shows!  All the details can be found below this great picture of Laura Reid (amazingly talented violinist, and member of the awesome band Northwest Passage) and I playing at Cafe Koi.

With Laura Reid at Cafe Koi.  Photo by Steven Begrand.

With Laura Reid at Cafe Koi.  Photo by Steven Begrand.

I just got back from the inspiring environs of Canmore, where I wrote three news songs for my next album.  Thanks to the Smiths for the wonderful accommodation, and thanks to Puma for being a great feline roommate during my mountain sojourn.

Now I'm excited to get back to playing live music!  Here is what's coming up this week and beyond:

At Wine-Ohs this Thursday March 19th at 8pm, it's a songwriters circle with Amelie Patterson and Karen Romanchuk.  I am very excited to be sharing the stage with these two amazing Alberta-based songwriters!  Come on down and enjoy some great original tunes from Amelie, Karen and myself. Cover is $10.

Then on Friday, I'm absolutely stoked to be the musical guest on Past Your Bed Time with Renee Amber and Andrew Phung.  Come down to Loose Moose for this 10:30pm show - hilarity will definitely ensue with Andrew and Renee, two of the funniest, most engaging performers in Calgary.  Tickets are $10 - available at or at the door.

On Tuesday March 24th at 8pm, I am delighted to be back at the Ironwood with Lawrence Nasen.  Cover is $15, and reservations can be made by calling (403)269-5581.  Rumour has it there will be piano and lap steel and banjo and covers of the Velvet Underground!  

If you are in the mood for some theatre, the Good Fences Community Tour begins tomorrow.  This play, created by the Downstage Ensemble (of which I am a member), is a compelling exploration of the relationship between the Agriculture and Energy sectors in Alberta.  I wholeheartedly recommend catching one of these performances if you can.  For tickets and details, visit

On Saturday April 11th, I hope you will join Royal Cannonball as we crank up the tunes at Mugs Pub (1330 15 Ave SW).  The show will begin at 8pm and go all night.  It will be an absolute blast!  James, Sarah and I hope you can join us.

Thanks for reading my blog, and be sure to check back here soon for more upcoming events and shows.

Best regards,