February is over, meaning we're that much closer to Spring. Hold in there!
In February things slowed down a little bit in John Muirhead land. More behind-the-scenes planning, writing, rehearsing, and laying low than I normally do. I’ve decided that this was a great thing - it's important to take a step back from the hustle sometimes. Regardless, I still managed to get up to some pretty cool things.
House Concert @ Smith Family Home
At the start of the month, I played one of my favourite house concerts to date at Toba and Laurence’s place in Toronto. It was a packed house, and I was able to play some brand new songs, tell some never-before-heard stories, and lead some killer sing alongs.
House shows are the best for everyone involved - the audience gets an intimate show, the host gets to spend time with their family, friends, and loved ones, and the performer gets to share songs with an engaged audience.
Interested in hosting a house concert? Shoot me an email and we can make it happen!
With the newfound time at home this month, I managed to record a few videos. I recorded two songs at Benjamin Dakota Roger’s beautiful barn in Brantford, ON, featuring a fantastic new trio arrangement, as well as a couple at home.
My latest video “I Don’t Want to Go to Work Tomorrow” is quickly becoming a hit with my Facebook audience - check it out here (and share it with your favourite work-hating friends!)
The team and I continue to pick away at my debut album. It’s been a long process but the time and effort will be totally worth it. Stay tuned for lots of updates in the coming month :)
I'm so excited to be taking some new songs on the road this spring, and even some with a full band. If you like what I've been up to lately, you do not want to miss out on these spring shows across Ontario.
See you in one of the following cities:
03/26 - Brantford ON - The Blue Dog **With Saffron A**
03/27 - London ON - Brown & Dickson **with Saffron A and Justin Maki**
03/28 - St. Thomas ON - Railway City Brewing
04/03 - Toronto ON - Junction City Music Hall **FULL BAND SHOW, supporting I, The Mountain**
04/08 - Peterborough ON - The Garnet **With Joe McLeod**
04/09 - Kingston ON - Musiikki ** With Joe McLeod
04/10 - Smith Falls ON - Bowie's **with Mountain Head**
04/18 - Waterloo ON - Emmanuel United Church **with I, The Mountain**
04/19 - Sarnia,ON - Refined Fool Brewery
04/25 - Guelph, ON - House Concert
04/26 - Guelph ON - Brothers Brewing **with Tragedy Ann**
05/09 - Uxbridge ON - Springtide Music Festival
Ticket information available HERE
Until next time!