Monday, June 14, 2010

In the can

Hi everyone,

The new album is mixed. I'm very excited! The March recording sessions in Nashville went even better than the October sessions. It was such a pleasure to be back down there and working with Brad and Jason again. These are the songs that ended up making it onto the album:

Do You Feel The World?
The Bach Family Sing-a-Long
We'll Meet Again
Takin' You With Me
Real Tight
Shuffleboard Prince
Bound To Be Okay
The Magical Tape
Seagull Spell
Gotta Sing
Sweet Emma's Group
Corner of the World (featuring Ron Sexsmith)

I'm so honored to have one of my heroes, Ron Sexsmith, singing harmony on Corner of the World. Right now, as we wait to have the album mastered, we'll be playing it for anyone who could help us release it and get me on the road to perform for all of you.

In the meantime, check out the new video and a sneak preview of two of the album's tracks in their "unmastered" state.


Wednesday, March 10, 2010

In Nashville

Hi everyone!

I've arrived in Nashville. I apologize for being out of touch the last few weeks as I've been preparing for the trip and raising money. The fundraiser show was a giant success and a lot of fun! One of the best musical experiences of my life so far.

I've been here in Nashville for a few days now. I had a show last night at the Basement and it was fun. It was the first time I played live with Jason Cheek on drums and Will Harrison on bass. We tried out some of the new tunes.

Tomorrow I get to move into the studio and get more settled. It's been a bit hard to loosen up and have some fun again here in Nashville... I find myself all serious and ready to make an album. But I keep forgetting one of the most important elements: FUN. I want to just let loose and get into the rhythm of life here in Nashville.

I saw an amazing band Monday night at the Station Inn, a great funky little whole in the wall venue. The band plays there every Monday night and is called The Time Jumpers. Fantastic. They are the best of the best. And the regulars there were so nice too. They took the time to introduce all of the members of the band for me. They were just really excited to share it all with a newcomer. The highlight for me was watching the pedal steel player, named Paul Franklin. He Supposedly he is the best of the best, and I don't doubt it. But what really moved me is seeing the joy on his face throughout the night. He was like a little kid up there!!! So inspiring.

We start recording again on the 14th and go through till the 28th -- with 2 days off. Nervous and excited. Mostly excited. I hope I don't get sick...but I know the more I think about the worse off I'll be. Trying to stay positive.

AHHHGGG!!! YEAH!!! Come on Nashville.... I wanna let loose. The ball's in my court. I think Nashville has already stepped to the plate.

What should I do tonight??

Haven't been to the Belcourt theatre yet.

Talk to you guys soon....


Sunday, February 28, 2010

Hi folks,

I'm really excited about the upcoming fundraiser in Montreal this Wednesday, March 3rd, for to raise money to finish recording my new album down in Nashville.

Here are the special guests to appear with me singing their own stuff in the first set!

Amanda Mabro

Daniel Isaiah Schachter

Leif Vollebekk

Alan Mann

Miss Sugarpuss

Li'l Andy

Brad Barr

All of them so talented and it's an honour for me to share the stage with them.

The venue is Centre St-Ambroise (5080-A St-Ambroise).

Door open at 8 pm and showtime is 8:30 pm.
The admission is $10.

Hope to see some of you real soon!