So it seems that it takes me about three months to update my newsletter. Hopefully, I will get faster at this. So the Ottawa cd launch at the National Arts Centre’s Fourth Stage went really well – I loved playing that room (the sound is great) and my audience seemed to really enjoy the evening.
That show was mid-June and since then I’ve been writing a few new songs that I will get to debut in Alberta in a couple of weeks when I play my second Home Routes tour. This one is mostly around and outside of Edmonton with one date closer to Calgary. I love playing house concerts for a number of reasons but mostly because it is for a dedicated listening audience. Can’t wait!!
The other fun thing that has been happening is that I have been rehearsing a trio in Toronto with Josh Turnbull (drums/percussion) and Alan Kelley (bass)and yes that’s my son. This will be an exclusively Toronto thing since the guys have many other things on the go. More news and dates to come. I’ve also been rehearsing with Missy Burgess here in Ottawa. We are hoping to do some shows together hopefully with Bruce Murdock in kind of a songcircle format. We’ll see how this takes shape.
I will keep this short. Hope to see my Alberta friends very soon and hope to make new friends along the way.