We're now a full month into 2020, and I must say that I'm loving this new decade so far! Honestly, every single show I played this month was 10/10 with great audiences, great venues, and great artists. There's also a lot of really cool work going on behind the scenes that I'm excited to share with you...soon. If this month is any indication of how the 2020 is going to be, I'm excited.
Shows with Braden Lam, Brooklyn Doran, Safe as Houses
January started with a run of three shows with Braden Lam and Brooklyn Doran. These are two of Canada's finest up-and-comers and it was an honour to play with them in Georgetown, Uxbridge, and Toronto. If you haven't heard them before please do yourself a favour and check them out - I recommend "Driftwood People" by Braden Lam and "I Can't Be Alone With You" by Brooklyn Doran.
The following week I played a wonderful show in London, ON with Safe as Houses, another up-and-coming gem. Despite terrible weather we managed to pack the London Music Club and have a really fun night. Check out their album "Lucky Lucky". Thanks for making it out to see the show!
When You Were Young (Cover)
On January 17th, I released a cover of The Killers 'When You Were Young'. I've been covering this song live for years, and it's one of my favourite tunes of all time. This song was produced by the amazing Eric Leigh, who also worked on my song "Passenger's Side" from the Foundational EP. I'm proud of how it turned out and all the positive feedback that came from the release. Check it out here.
Folk Alliance in New Orleans!
From January 22-26, I was in New Orleans to showcase at Folk Alliance International. 7 showcases, countless great conversations and learning experiences and hearing some of the best music in one of the coolest cities in the world. Big thanks to the the presenters who had me play, including MusicOntario, Rigby Summer, NERFA, Face the Music and more. Still processing the sensory overload of the conference and the city, but I'm sure that a lot of cool opportunities will come from it.
Opening for Jon Bryant, Joshua Hyslop
Last night, I played to a packed Rosewood Room with Jon Bryant, Joshua Hyslop, and Alex Mason. It was some of the most fun I've had at a gig. There were some technical issues that delayed the doors opening for about half an hour, so I went outside to entertain the people waiting in line, which was just as fun as the actual set! Thanks for coming out, London.
I'm spending February and March playing some shows across Ontario and putting the finishing touches on my full-length album (woo!)
Here's where I'll be:
February 4th - House Concert - Toronto, ON
February 15th - Railway City Brewing - St. Thomas, ON
February 22nd - Uncorked on Main - Georgetown, ON
More to come very soon!
I love playing house concerts, shows in alternative spaces, weddings, birthdays, and everything in between. Any location in Canada can work if the timing is right. If you're interested in live music at your BBQ, family reunion, or special day, shoot me an email!
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As always, THANK YOU for your support. It goes a really long way. Every 'like', follow, share, ticket, CD, T-Shirt makes a world of difference to me. Keep spreading the word, keep coming to shows, and I'll keep working hard for you!
Until next time,