It has been a long time since my last update, so I wanted to let you know about my next show, and also give you a recap of some summer music highlights!
I am performing a solo set this Sunday August 30th @ the Ironwood Stage and Grill, at 8 pm. I will be playing some new material that I am working on for my upcoming EP. I really hope you can join me! Admission is $15, and the show will run from 8 pm - 10 pm (so you can still get a good night's sleep before Monday!) Call 403.269.5581 to make a reservation.
Back in June, it was a great pleasure to play some music, in collaboration with the amazing Laura Reid, at Eugene Stickland's launch for his novel The Piano Teacher. Eugene packed the Blind Monk for this event, and it was a wonderful evening.
June was also a great month for Royal Cannonball (James Dangerous, Sarah Sinclair and I.) We played another great show at Mugs Pub, and then later in the month we were thrilled to be a part of Frog Fest 2015 (pictured above).
Frog Fest was one of the most enjoyable gigs I have ever played ... camping out in pristine pastoral terrain near Rocky Mountain House, with top-notch independent music going all day and night. From folk to rock and everything in between! I discovered some great new bands, met a lot of good people, and heard some outstanding sets from local bands, including No River, Fever Feel, The Ashley Hundred, The Bitterweed Draw, Pink Licorice and my super talented pal Laurie Fuhr. Not to mention delicious camping cuisine provided by Sarah and James!
The quality of the live sound, as facilitated by Calgary Show Services, was close to the best I've ever heard at an outdoor festival. And there's nothing like a woodwind wake-up call parade through the woods to get your day started splendidly. Check out this write-up about Frog Fest, from Beat Route magazine.
In July, I had an amazing week at Sorrento Centre in B.C, leading a playwriting course. It was a great week in a beautiful place - and it was nice to get back into a theatrical frame of mind. I also presented a talk on spirituality in Rock n' Roll music, which was very well-received.
Last week, at Loft 112 (one of my favourite places to play), I had an amazing time playing a show with my brilliant friend Ella Jean. Here is a clip of us playing my song Orange Crush Lover, as well as a clip of us playing Blackfoot Truckstop, which we wrote together. Both clips are courtesy of Chris Matteo.
There you have it ... just a sample of the many activities I've been getting up to. Stay tuned to this blog for more music, coming very soon!
All the best,