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Via Rail Tour Part 2

Posted by: Posted on: May 30, 2013

Oh my goodness – have we ever been having a fun time! I’m sitting on the train in a glass car driving through Ontario as the sun sets. It’s hard to believe all the “official” shows on the tour have finished. Time has flown by and it’s been busy, but wonderful. Every day seems to bring a new adventure, new people into our experience, and new moments to cherish. Just tonight on our train show, a rapper was in the crowd. I threw it out to him to freestyle to the chords we were playing, and he busted out this amazing rap during one of our songs. Moments like this sometimes take you by surprise. Sometimes they don’t work at all, but when they do, they are magical! Continue reading

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Via Rail Tour Part 1

Posted by: Posted on: May 21, 2013

These last few weeks have blurred together in a way that forces me a pinch myself most days to remember where I am. Firstly, May 9th we released the new CD, Unravel, to a sold out crowd at Citadel Theatre, and I can honestly say I haven’t felt that ecstatic in a very long time. To be surrounded by such supportive friends and family, along with new listeners I’ve never met, and to play in such a beautiful venue – one where I could really share my stories was such a treat. Radio, media and so many people have really gotten behind me in Edmonton to promote this record. I got to perform with a “dream team” band who have played with some of my favourite artists – Mike Lent on Bass, Sandro Dominelli on Drums, and Jim Head on Guitars as well and my awesome little brother Wayne. A very very special thanks to Breakfast Television’s Ryan Jespersen for stepping in at the last minute as a host and making it that much more fun! I really felt like I was 100% myself during that show and just had an absolute blast! Between the venue booking, getting people there, rehearsals, media, and finding something to wear, we all laughed that it was like I got married and planned a wedding. There were times when it did indeed feel like that, and I really felt just as happy as I’m hoping to feel on such an occasion.

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