July 26, 2010

July 26, 2010

Hi everyone,
After a few weeks on the road I’ve managed to find a few minutes to write a little update.  Things are going great.  Summer’s been   good. Since I last wrote, I had a wicked weekend at the Stan Rogers Folk Festival with the trio.  Had a bunch of really fun shows and got to meet lots of cool musician folk I had yet to hang with (Kathleen Edwards, Deep Dark Woods, etc).  From there I made my way to my hometown of Fredericton for a few days before flying overseas to the UK.  Old Man Luedecke and I flew over there to showcase at the National Rural Touring Forum (say that five times fast!).   It went really well and hopefully will mean some sweet touring in the UK over the next year or two. I spent the last week in Southern Ontario. I was lucky enough to open two shows for the legendary John Hiatt.  One in Kitchener and one in London. Both were awesome.  What a songwriter.   I then packed up the car and headed on a really quick adventure to visit my brother Sean in Ithaca, New York for a few days.  Totally worth it.  It’s a beautiful town and features some of the best lake swimming anywhere I reckon. This past weekend I was at the Home County Folk Festival in London, ON.  I arrived Saturday night just in time to see Bruce Cockburn rock “Wondering Where The Lions Are” live.  Perfect.  It’s a great festival.  I played a bunch on Sunday and had a really fun mainstage set on Sunday evening with my guitar player, Alan Jeffries.  Good times. That brings us right up to now.  Chilling in beautiful Halifax. Catching up on home time. Thanks as always for the visit.
Take care,