Saturday, April 26, 2014

.. May is on the four May shows in the works; at EVAC with Chris Crossroads, and two shows in VICTORIA, BC while I'm there for the National Campus Radio Conference. And - a song of mine and Uncle Dan's was featured in a short film! Check it out here:
Ingelbert Lievaart II: Model Railroad Town from Graeme Bachiu on Vimeo.
and you can download the full song "Model Railroad Town" for only a Toonie! May 1st at EVAC (East Village Arts Collective) Uncle Dan and I join up with the infamous CHRIS CROSSROADS for a performance experience like none other - check it out!

Saturday, May 10th I head up the road to Kitchener for a show at Cafe Pyrus with Uncle Dan and Josh Penslar..!  Haven't been up to Kitchener for a while -looking forward to being back! 
And... really excited about heading out to Victoria for TWO SHOWS, and a couple of appearances at some open stages while I'm around for the National Campus Radio Conference.  May 31st I'm at Merlin's Sun House Concert with Kaya Fraser and The Blackwood Two, ( for reservations and location information) and the following weekend I re-unite with The Blackwood Two for a show at Solstice Cafe as part of the conference programming - thanks to the fine folks at CFUV for helping us out with this acoustic, all-ages show downtown Victoria!

"Southern Ontario Comfort" has changed timeslots for the summer - you can now tune in CHRW 94.9fm at 7:00pm on Tuesday evenings for the smallest names in the roots folk scene.  "Underground Currents" will return in the fall! 

Lots cookin' as we head towards summer !

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

April arrives and spring is finally here in London... springing with tons of gigs and news that's for sure!
Saturday, April 5th brings me to the 'prestigious' St Regis Tavern for Musical Chairs! along with my good pals Uncle Dan Henshall and Will Gillespie for some songs in the round.  We haven't played all together in a while - so excited for this 'reunion'..!  Starts about 9:00, Pay What You Can and yes, there will be a baked goods raffle (if all goes well, ginger cookies baked by me!)
Next up we make your Good Friday a little bad in the goodest of ways down in Windsor at Villains Beastro.. Friday, April 18th I take the stage again along with Will Gillespie, Uncle Dan and Vera Colley.. starts about 10pm, Pay What You Can
April 24th I'm back for my second time at Call The Office with Uncle Dan opening up for Black N' Bluegrass and the Slocan Ramblers, $5 dollars in advance $7 at the door, starts about 9 or so... Robocop loves Bluegrass so be sure and stop by.
 I'm also thrilled to report I've been awarded a songwriting grant from the Ontario Arts Council's Popular Music program... so yes, that means there will be new songs this year.  Lots of songs.  Way more than ever before.
Thanks OAC!

And yep - summer is exploding with festivals; Home County in London, Island Unplugged on Pelee Island and the very first Kingsville Folk Festival in Kingsville - more dates to be announced!

Talk about a springboard into the hot part of the year... see you out there!