June 29th, 2010

June 29, 2010

Hi folks,

Summer is here!  I just spent a week in southern Ontario.  Had a great time playing at NXNE (North by NorthEast festival) with the trio then stuck around to do a house concert in beautiful Stratford with Matthew Barber and a songwriters showcase in London (ON).  All were great.  Thanks so much to Andrew Shaver for the hosting such a great party in Stratford.  He had a great vibe going on.  Sweet loft, packed with theatre folk.  Very cool.

Since then I’ve been enjoying being home.  We (Nina and I) went sailing on the weekend.  Went down to Mahone Bay with my good friend Old Man Luedecke, his wonderful wife Teresa and boat captains Eric and Marla.  We had a blast.  The first ocean swim of the year!  Not sure if you knew this but swimming is pretty much my favourite thing to do.  I’m going to be rocking as much lake/ocean swimming as I can this summer.  Here’s a few photos of our trip.  Thanks to Eric and Marla for the good times!

I’m hitting the road again in a couple days.  Playing Canada Day at Alderney Landing in Dartmouth with the legendary Joel Plaskett. I play at around 5pm. Also on the bill that night is Deep Dark Woods, Steve Poltz, English Words and Rose Cousins.  Should be a party indeed.  After that I head right to Stanfest for the weekend.  It’ll be my second time to this wicked festival.  It’s in Canso, Nova Scotia.  Feels like you’re at the end of the world out there.  It’s a real special festival.  I’m really looking forward to it.  I play a bunch over the weekend (after party on Friday night, workshops all weekend, then a mainstage gig on Sunday night).  Once Stanfest has come to a close, I head back to my homeland of New Brunswick and get ready to head to the UK for a week!  Me and Old Man Luedecke are heading over there to showcase for a bunch of presenters.  I’ve been referring to this summer as the summer of LuedeMyles.  We happen to be playing in tons of the same spots over the next few month (Stanfest, UK, Home County Festival, Evolve).  It’s sweet.  Lots to look forward to over the next month or so.  I’ll do my best to keep you updated.

Thanks so much for the visit.  Enjoy the sweet summer weather!
talk soon,