April 27th, 2009

April 27, 2009

hey folks,
Just got back from a week in the big city of New York.  It was unreal. Saw some sweet jazz at Birdland, witnessed the first home victory for the New York Yankees at the new stadium and won two front row tickets to West Side Story!  On top of all this I ate the sweetest meals ever.  My buddy John Khoury from Fredericton, who now lives in New York, treated us to what is likely the best food I’ve ever had.  Sushi at a whole new level. This place called 15 east.  2 and a half hours of raw fish, saki and good times.  Thanks to him for being such a dude.   And thanks as well to my friends Chris and Moira for letting me crash at their place for the last two nights I was in town (post honeymoon). It’s a great city. I reckon I may need to live there at some point.  The excitement of the place is so contagious.  I love it.  For now though, I am loving being back in the Maritimes.  I played in Moncton on Thursday night as part of the Frye Literary Festival and then in Port Hawkesbury on Saturday night at the Shannon Studio. They were both super fun.  I even tried to whip out a little French at the Moncton show.  It felt good but it needs some work for sure.  Next up, it’s Halifax.  May 8th, at the Paragon.  Finally, after a year of touring throughout this great land I’m playing in Halifax again.  It’s been a long time and I am completely pumped for it. I’m bringing two band members in from Toronto and we’re going to rock it. I can’t wait.  I’m sharing the night with Gypsophilia, who are a
Django-style swing band.  They’re awesome.  Here’s a photo of Bryant Park in Manhattan.

thanks for the visit,
talk to you soon,
ps.  Tunes of this past week.  1.  D’Angelo – Brown Sugar  2. Jackie Mittoo 3.  Serge Gainsbourg – Couleur Cafe