March 12, 2008

March 12, 2008

Hey Folks,
It’s been a little while and there’s lots of good stuff to pass on. First, I should tell you that the East Coast Music Awards this year in Fredericton were awesome. My hometown kicked butt at putting on the event. Made me proud. I was lucky enough to play a bunch of shows with the band and even got to host a songwriters circle that featured special guest Steven Page of the Barenaked Ladies. Good dude he is. It was fun.  You can see some footage of the band playing at the Playhouse here.

About a week and a half later a bunch of East Coast musicians headed down to Memphis Tennessee together to take part in the North American Folk Alliance. Again, all good. It was really fun. I played four times over the weekend and met a lot of great folks. I also ate more meat than I thought humanly possible. It was insane. Got to see Graceland, the Stax Museum and best of all the Civil Rights Museum. Really worthwhile.

After Memphis I headed to Nashville for a few days. It was crazy. I met all these great folks who had written hits for everyone from James Blunt, Jessica Simpson to Bon Jovi. Awesome. It was a world I really had never been exposed to so it was really interested to check out. I also got to play my first show down there which was great. Thanks to Gordie and Helen for the incredible hospitality!! You guys rule.

And most recently I was in Toronto for Canadian Music Week. It was quick but really fun. I played on Saturday night at the Rivoli as part of the Music Nova Scotia showcase with a bunch of the province’s finest (Catherine MacLellan, Thom Swift, Dave Gunning, Jenn Grant, Dog Day, Don Brownrigg, and a bunch of others.) The night was really well put together and the crowd was wicked. Nicely done Music Nova Scotia.

Now after many late nights I’m looking for a little downtime before things start to ramp up for the release of the new record "On The Line". That’s right. It’s going down. April 29th is the official release date. It’ll be in stores nationwide as of then. However, I am doing some shows between now and then around the Maritimes where they’ll be available. I can’t wait. I’ve been giving ‘er on this record for a while now so it feels really great to have it done. And I’m really happy with how it came out. Now I’m really ready to pass it on to you guys and see what you think.

Anyway, that’s about it for now. Hopefully I’ll see some of you soon. Thanks as always for the visit.
Take care, David