I hope you’re having a great summer. So far, summer for me has been pretty wild. I’m pleased to announce that my wife and I had our first baby on July 1st. A little girl named Maria. It’s been an amazing couple weeks.
Though I’m not playing tons this summer (because I’m loving being at home with my new little daughter too much), I am playing a few shows. This Saturday (July 21st) I’m going to be singing with a 45 piece orchestra on the Halifax Waterfront for the Tall Ships Festival. Should be pretty wicked. We’re doing 5 songs of mine together. You can get tickets here: http://ww3.ticketpro.ca/event.php?event_id=2533.
In August I have a few shows as well including the Canmore Folk Festival (which I’ve been dreaming of playing since going there as a spectator years ago) and the beautiful Indian River Festival in PEI. If you live in the Maritimes and you’ve never been to Indian River, you should check it out: www.indianriverfestival.com. It’s a festival that was built around the incredible acoustics of it’s home venue, St. Mary’s Church. One of a kind. Plus, they often serve oysters at intermission!
Another very special event going down in August is a benefit concert I’m putting on in Chester for their local Lighthouse Food Bank and Feed Nova Scotia. It’s on August 19th at the Chester Playhouse, which is a really cool venue if you’ve never been there. We put on a contest (Summer of Simple Pleasures), with the help of a bunch of wicked radio stations in Nova
Scotia, to win two tickets to the show, accommodations, dinner, the whole works. The grand prize winner was Jessica Stevens from New Glasgow who called in to CKEC. Thanks to everyone who participated an an especially huge thanks to the radio stations for all their support and help making this happen.
Other than that, I’m doing lots and lots of writing these days. Pleased to report it’s going great. I’ll be sure to keep you posted as they develop. And if you’re at any of the shows in the next little while, you’ll likely hear some of them.
Thanks so much for the visit.