Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Day 20: New Brunswick and Nova Scotia!

Had some great days in Ottawa and Montreal wrapping up PART ONE of our tour, here on Day 20 waking up in rural Quebec enroute to Saint John, New Brunswick tonight... meeting up with old friends, making connections with new ones, shared the stage with some truly talented folks, had a few jams and great gigs in Ottawa and Montreal!  Lots on deck for the next few weeks as we hit Saint John, Fredericton, Ripples, Moncton, Wolfville and Halifax before touring through the south coast of Nova Scotia and off to Newfoundland!  You can follow our adventures on Facebook:

Here's the full list of dates:
St.John - Thursday, August 27th - Pub Down Under
7pm, PWYC
400 Main St

Fredericton - Friday, August 28th - Grimross Tap Room
8:30 to 10:30pm, PWYC
600 Bishop Dr.

Fredericton - Saturday, August 29th - Ringo's Bar & Grill
7pm to 9pm No Cover!
1185 Smythe St

Ripples - Sunday, August 30th - Hollywood Star Room
4:00pm afternoon show
$10.00 for info call 506-357-8304
1560 route 690 Clarks Corners

Moncton - Tuesday, September 1st - Plan B
9:00pm, PWYC $5 Suggested
212 St. George Street

Wolfville - Wednesday, September 2nd - Wolfville Farmer's Market
5pm to 7pm, PWYC
24 Elm Ave

Halifax - Thursday, September 3rd - Taz Records
Free concert at Taz Records!
1521 Grafton St

Halifax - Thursday, September 3rd - The Nook
doors 7:30pm, show at 8:00pm $5.00 or PWYC
2118 Gottingen St

Halifax - Friday, September 4th - Company House
with Dave Fultz
8:30pm, $5.00
part of the Halifax Urban Folk Festival..!

Halifax - Saturday, September 5th - The Center
8:00pm, $10.00 or PWYC
with John Muller!
2616 Windsor Street

Halifax - Monday, September 7th - Open Mic House
Everyone welcome - free!
2539 Agricola, and sign up starts at 9pm

and of course a few photos from the last round of adventures!

Dan takes the stage at the Courcelle Pub Open Mic - Montreal

Montreal - Canal

First Poutine of the Tour in Rural Quebec

Naturally a shot of the Parliament Buildings

Turns out an unsigned painting from our pal Shaela (who did my album art) was hanging on the walls of an Ottawa house concert!

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Ottawa, Montreal and Maritime-Bound!

The first twelve days of our 95 day tour were fantastic..!  Great shows in Hamilton with Will Gillespie and Orange and Deeps, at the Mantis Eco Fest in London, the Cornerstone in Guelph and three shows in Toronto not including a stop at the Not My Dog open mic night.  Then off to Peterborough where we shared the show with the amazing Griddle Pickers, great times in Perth with a side-stop to check out Westport's music festival, and a truly excellent venue in Kemptville; The Branch where the food does live up to all the hype!

We head to Ottawa today; and we have four shows there before heading out to Montreal and New Brunswick to roll out the month of August before a whole month of shows on the East Coast in September!  Here's all the info on the upcoming dates:

Ottawa ~ Wednesday, August 19th ~ Dinner & Song
6:30pm - reservations! or 613-323-1782
Suggested donation: $10.00
Bring a dish to share.

Ottawa ~ Thursday, August 20th ~ Avant Garde
7:00pm PWYC
135 ½ Besserer Street

Ottawa ~ Friday, August 21st ~ Pressed
With Ali McCormick & David DaCosta
8:00pm, $5-$10 at the door
750 Gladstone

Ottawa ~ Saturday, August 22nd ~ House Concert
$20.00 Reservations contact Laura at

Montreal ~ Monday, August 24th ~ Barfly
10:00pm, PWYC
4062 Boul St-Laurent

and the full details are on our Facebook event page

And so it begins... 
Here's a couple of photo highlights from the first 12 days - hard to believe PART II: The East Coast is right around the corner!

A tiny cardboard version of The Wick! Spotted on Queen West in Toronto

Didn't want to put Dan's fun pants in the dryer

Spill In Peterborough

Here's Dan inside the bucket; scenic Perth construction

Mysterious Military Bunker Site - at the swamp

The Branch in Kemptville with Merle out front

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Hamilton, London, Guelph, Toronto, Peterborough, Perth and Kemptville!

Lovely times at Shangrila Yoga this week, officially launching "Stitches And Incisions" in a beautiful outdoor venue... CDs are now for sale at Grooves in London, and Dr.Disc in Windsor.  So glad to be hearing the tracks from "Stitches" on CBC Radio as well as campus stations, and getting excellent reviews!  This week "Stitches And Incisions" made it to number #2 on CJAM's weekly chart!
Getting ready to start up the first leg of the tour with shows in Hamilton, London, Guelph, Toronto, Peterborough, Perth and Kemptville!

Follow the whole Part One of the Tour on Facebook at:

Hamilton ~ Friday, August 7th ~ Homegrown Hamilton
With Will Gillespie
7:00pm to 9:00pm
$6.00 at the door
27 King William Street

London ~ Saturday, August 8th ~Mantis Eco Festival
4pm set as part of a whole lineup of music!
10 -6pm, Boler Mountain

Guelph ~ Saturday, August 8th ~ The Cornerstone
9:00pm, PWYC
1 Wyndham Street N.

Toronto ~ Sunday, August 9th ~ The Tranzac
Southern Cross Room
7:30pm to 9:30pm
292 Brunswick Ave

Toronto ~ Tuesday, August 11th ~ The Local
With Will Gillespie!
9:00pm PWYC
396 Roncesvalles

Toronto ~ Wednesday, August 12th ~ Artist’s Garden Co-Op House Concert
7:30pm, $10.00 Tickets at
345 Balliol St.

Peterborough ~ Thursday, August 13th ~ The Spill
With The Griddle Pickers
9:00pm, $5.00 or PWYC
414 George Street

Perth ~ Friday, August 14th ~ Golden Arrow Pub
9:00pm – Free Show
71 Foster Street

Kemptville ~ Saturday, August 15th ~ The Branch
Dinner reservations encouraged
9:00pm $5.00
15 Clothier St. E.

See you there!!