Well, it’s been a little while since I connected with y’all–life and music keep rolling along! I’m pleased to say that I’m heading to Woodshop Studio next month to record a few songs with Zak Cohen. I have already grown as a musician and songwriter justpreparing to record so the learning is bound to ramp up when I actually get in the studio! Zak did such a great job mixing and mastering my Live at the Duncan Showroom EP, I am really looking forward to working with him again.
Back on the porch . . . I have been helping to front a monthly vintage acoustic blues session with fellow devotees from Victoria and beyond at Imagine Studio Cafe. Hand-made music with resonators, bass, piano, fiddle, guitar, mandolin and comb–can’t forget the comb–in various combinations 1 Saturday afternoon a month. October’s Back Porch Blues will likely be on the 15th, but it’s usually the 2nd Saturday of the month (check my website or Facebook page for updates to make sure). Imagine Cafe has a great vibe and it is a gas to promote the old time blues I adore with friends who are such talented musicians (the ‘regulars’ in the photo below: Rick Van Krugel, Mike Sadava, AJ Carson, Bruce Cobanli and co-founder of the sessions Bob Remington).
On the writing front: songs inspired by the life and art of a Canadian painter. More will be revealed as the project progresses but if you have a guess who the artist is, drop me a line . . . Shows booked so far this fall are in Port Alberni and Maple Ridge–come and say hi if you’re in those areas!