I’m writing from the Travelodge in Thunder Bay Ontario. After an exhilarating show with Trent Severn, it’s tough to mellow out. My head is spinning with everything that’s been going on, and with anticipation of everything that music has in store for me in the weeks ahead.
Here’s a bit about what’s on my mind:
In light of spring, Trent Severn released a single – our version of Gordon Lightfoot’s Love and Maple Syrup, as performed at the Hugh’s Room tribute back in January. A sneak preview of the album we’ll be releasing in the fall – have a listen! We’ve been busy with our recent dates in Canmore, Calgary and Ottawa, and we’re stoked to be touring Ontario late May and then playing some summer folk festival dates.
The Boxcar Boys are hosting another splendid show at The Tranzac on April 26th, this time with our pals The Double Cuts who are a 10 piece western swing band. Honestly, I’ve never had so much fun going to see a band, I kid you not. We had a Boxcar Boys meets Double Cuts jam in my living room last week….
Völur, my Norwegian folk influenced doom metal band is growing legs. We have two shows this month – April 17 at The Smiling Buddah, opening for Blackout, a heavy band from NYC and on April 19th at The Trash Palace, as part of the send-off party for our friends/my fave band Blood Ceremony. We’ll be heading into the studio on April 23rd to track our first album with heavyweight producer Ian Blurton. Check out our sweet sorceress mascot designed by Tina Faucher:
I’ve also had a 6 string electric violin custom made for me…. it’s arriving this week!!! Guitar players be warned, I mean business!