With the single and video release for “Just So You Know” coming up, I wanted to take you behind the scenes! I had so much fun working with director Brock Mitchell (Shot At the Dark/DDG) who has created videos for Michael Bernard Fitzgerald, Ruben and the Dark, and many more - as well as the great crew from OCL Studios!
I can't wait for you to hear my new song Just So You Know. It's so special to me, and the lyrics are a big part of it. Ahead of it's release on March 30th, 2015 along with a new music video (just a few weeks away!!), I wanted to share with you the lyrics written by myself and Oliver Miguel. This song is dedicated to all those we've lost.
The crowds have gone, and calls have stopped
Has everyone forgotten but me?
I float along, still I can’t move on
It’s been a few days since I got back from Kansas City and I’ve finally had some time to reflect on what an amazing experience Folk Alliance International was. I have to say that four days absolutely flew by! The atmosphere was electric with so much incredible energy and music. I often stayed up till 4am playing music, jamming with new friends, and listening to the incredible performers – then got up at 8am for seminars!
I am so honoured to have been selected by the Bow Valley Music Club to attend Folk Alliance International in Kansas City! Josh, Oliver and I will be playing in different showcases from the 18th to the 22nd of February. If you are attending the festival, please see below for my showtimes and come say hello!
Ellen Doty and her quartet completed their 30 city Canadian tour just this past week. They travelled 25,000 km by van from coast to coast and performed 46 shows in just over 6 weeks. Quite the journey! One thing they all mentioned at the end of it - Canada is a truly amazing country! THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING CANADA! Check out this great video from the tour concert in Edmonton, Alberta at the Blue Chair Cafe. Video by Don Marcotte, sound recording by Miles Wilkinson.
Here's a window into our life in the studio! This song (Perfect Day) will be on my new album titled "Gold" that will be released on May 29th, 2014. This song was written by myself and guitarist Josh Crowhurst. The recording musicians on this song include Josh Crowhurst (guitar), Efa Etoroma Jr. (drums), Conrad Good (bass), and Daniel Reynolds (piano).
I have to start by saying that I love my job! I feel incredibly lucky to be able to follow my dreams. I had the privilege of being an artist in residence at the Banff Centre for the past 10 days and what an amazing experience it was. I was joined by my wonderful team of co-writers for the upcoming album including Oliver Miguel (Calgary), Josh Crowhurst (Calgary), and Kyle Zavitz (Ottawa).