Music to Warm the Winter

Added on by ethan cole.

Happy 2016!  2015 was a fantastic year of music, and 2016 promises to be even better!

The past year was busy with great jams, fun gigs and new songs; and it ended on a high note, with a December show by Moving to Montreal (Laura Reid and myself) at Market Collective.  It was wonderful to be a part of this excellent music series, which was lined up by Welcome to the West.  Here are some photos (by Mike Tan) of Laura and I performing on the beautiful Market Collective stage:

 Laura Reid and Ethan Cole (Moving to Montreal) at Market Collective. Photo by Mike Tan. 

Laura Reid and Ethan Cole (Moving to Montreal) at Market Collective. Photo by Mike Tan. 

 Photo by Mike Tan.

Photo by Mike Tan.

I am very excited about the upcoming shows I have booked (both solo, and with Royal Cannonball), so I thought I would share some of the details with you here.  I hope you can come out and enjoy some live music.

First up - and sorry for the short notice on this one - Royal Cannonball plays Wine-Ohs this Saturday January 16th.  James, Sarah and I are super excited.  Opening for us is the stunningly talented Chris Gheran.  The show starts at 9pm.  Tickets are $10 at the door.

 Poster design by Jackie Bourgaize

Poster design by Jackie Bourgaize

Speaking of Royal Cannonball - we did a photo shoot a few months back with Yolande Cole.  She captured some wonderful shots of us playing in Confederation Park on a sunny autumn day.  Here are a couple of highlights from that set:

 Royal Cannonball in Confederation Park.  Photo by Yolande Cole

Royal Cannonball in Confederation Park.  Photo by Yolande Cole

 Photo by Yolande Cole

Photo by Yolande Cole

Royal Cannonball's following engagement will be opening for Lucky Sonne at the Palomino on Friday January 29th at 9pm.  We are excited to be playing at the Palomino, and this promises to be a great show!

In February, I am thrilled to be opening for my friend Rae Spoon.  Rae will be launching their brand new album Armour.  Rae is one of the best songwriters and singers in this country, and I am very excited to be opening for them.  For my set, I will be joined by guest stars Lawrence Nasen, Laura Reid and Ella Haggis. 

Rae Spoon launches Armour at Ironwood on Tuesday February 16th at 8pm.  Please join us!  Tickets are $15.  You can call 403-269-5581 to reserve.

 Poster design by Rae Spoon.  Art by Jamie Q.

Poster design by Rae Spoon.  Art by Jamie Q.

Finally - I have been working on some new songs!  While I don't quite have a new album ready to go quite yet - I do have a sneak peak of an early demo for you.  Here is your exclusive first listen to a song that is so new, it doesn't even have a finalized name yet!  For now, I'm calling it Wind.

I hope you have enjoyed this update, and I hope you enjoy the music!

Cheers,

ethan