It's finally spring time! I know because when I woke up this morning it was sunny and by lunch time we had experienced snow, rain, wind and more sun. I have such a fondness for Canadian weather.
I just returned from a European tour which saw me, my favourite left-handed guitar player Tyler Toews, and our ever organized partner in crime Jodie Ponto, travel through the UK from top to bottom, The Netherlands and Germany. We had many many adventure which are best described in pictures which you can see on Jodie Ponto's photoblog at this link: http://jodieponto.com/photoblog/?cat=818.
A few quick highlights from the tour: performing live on the BBC, successfully driving in London (and then taking our English car back onto the right side of the road in Europe), Playing a mobile blues cart in Hamburg Germany, getting car sick on winding and narrow English roads 20 minutes before playing a sold out show, getting our car towed in Berlin and spending the evening in the German police station and still making our gig, meeting up with the band "The Saints of British Rock" and shooting their music video at Stonehenge during sunrise (which was hidden by rain clouds of course).
We can't wait to return next spring! Thank you to all who came out and supported us!
However, the lovely Canadian summer is approaching us quickly and after some early June Toronto dates, we will be playing a Western Canada tour. This summer we have decided to focus on playing places and venues we haven't played before such as house concerts, barn parties, legions and other places where music should be played and often isn't.
That said, if you would like to host a house concert, organize a show in your town's heritage church, throw on a pig roast and invite the in-laws, raise a barn roof etc. we would love to play!
Our mini van (pulling my brand new 1974 bowler-eque trailer) will be kicking up dust in these areas:
Alberta: June 26-July 10
Vancouver/Okanagan: July 11-17
Vancouver Island: July 18-25
Even if your area and time frame isn't represented here, try us. We have a trailer and we're willing to use it! Click HERE for an up-to-date list of summer tour dates.
See you this summer!
Oh! And, I almost forgot to mention that my album has been nominated in the top three for two different categories at the BC Interior Music Awards! I will performing at the awards ceremony in Kelowna this weekend on April 23rd. Wish me luck!