Monday, September 22, 2008

Dennis Lambert

First of all, right now I'm listening to Harry Nilsson's song "Remember" ... one of the most beautiful songs of all time. Check him out.

Now ... last week was the Atlantic Film Festival here in Halifax. I saw lots of great movies, but the one that stuck with me the most was one called "Of All The Things". It's subject is American songwriter Dennis Lambert, and it was directed by his son Jody. Dennis was a very successful songwriter in the 60s and 70s - a wunderkind. Check him out here:

He's now a real-estate agent in Florida. In 1972 he released his only solo album, which wasn't successful in North America, but it was hugely successful in the Philippines. Over the years, a Philippino promoter had been trying to get Dennis to tour over there, but it finally happened in 2007. And the tour is documented in the film.

Check it out!!

Monday, September 15, 2008

I'm back ...

... after some time in Montreal and Toronto and the country. I hung out with some old friends and that felt nice too.

And last week I played some very fun shows in Montreal, Toronto and Fredericton.

In Toronto and Montreal I had a variation of my new band with me. The core fellas - Zac Decamp on bass and Dave Payant on drums - were there for both shows. I had a great drive back from Toronto to Montreal with Dave. And in Toronto we had our good friend Josh Toal join us on guitar and vocal. I played a solo set to start off the evening, and I got to play 'All Your Exmuses' off of my first album. Then the band came up for the second set and we rocked it hard. Here are some pics:

The show in Montreal was a couple of days later, and we were joined by Joe Grass and Mike O'Brien, who both played guitar and sang on the new album. We were also joined by a whole bunch of folks who sang on the album. And the highlight of the night for me was when I got to dance with my grandmother (87 yrs old) at around 11:30 pm to the sounds of 'We Should Dance'.

Anyway, looking forward to getting out to all of the towns and dancing with your grandmothers!