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!