Very excited to host our 2nd Annual Summertime Boogie, outside at the Commons Reservoir Stage, Gabriola,
Sunday August 28, 3 pm.
I'll be joined by an amazing crew, featuring Cam MacInnes from Victoria on guitar and slide guitar, Josh Gellman on bass, charango and vocals, Al Murray on drums, and possibly a special guest or two. There will be singing, dancing and general merriment! Hope all you peeps from Gabriola and vicinity will join us to celebrate summer!
Tickets $25, available at Nature Spirit Earth Market (cash please), etransfer to firstname.lastname@example.org, or cash at the door.
Show is at 3 pm, doors open at 2:30. Please bring chairs, layers, sunscreen, water and whatever else you may want or need. There will be a washroom available. I'm thrilled to be able to play with these wonderful people for you! There are new tunes, old ones, and I am reviving a couple of classics from underexposed Canadian songwriters, whose songs should be heard! So we'll play them! This should be a great event, hope you can join us!!
Wednesday June 22 at the Beban Park Farmers Market in Nanaimo with son Josh, hours are 2 – 6. Beban Park hosts a great market, with lots of food and artisans and… music! If you happen to be in Nanaimo, do drop on by! We'll do another one on August 24.
Sunday, June 26, I’ll be playing at the Silva Bay Market here on Gabriola, and I’ve invited my pals Sandy Lucken and Fraser Gabbott to join. The weather forecast is looking good, so I think it’ll be a great one!
My old friend (and I mean old!) Frank Patrick is once again gracing our shores this summer, after a three year hiatus! We’ve booked the Reservoir Stage outside at the Commons for Thursday, July 21, 7 pm.
As the weather warms up, we are looking forward to more gatherings outside, and concert opportunities. So far, I am signed up for some Farmers Markets, and we are hoping to put on one or two other concerts or dances through the summer. Stay tuned as things take shape.
Bob Bossin invited me to participate in his 75+1 belated Birthday celebration at the Gabriola Community Hall on March 26. It was a wonderful event with lots of musicians sharing the stage. I even got to sing one of my favourite Bob songs "Shirley Ann"! There were videos from Bob's friends and colleagues around the world. It was a special night!
We're finally able to host some indoor events for real live (vaccinated) audiences, and Gabriola Arts Council has received a grant to sponsor a series of events called Gabriola Live! We have a great show planned for Saturday December 18 at The Phoenix Auditorium on Gabriola. This will be a variety show featuring four artists: Jake Galbraith, NEAVV, Sandy Lucken and me, performing some original tunes and mostly Canadian songs from Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell, Stan Rogers, Neil Young, Bruce Cockburn and more. Our featured singers are joined by Brad Shipley on guitar and mandolin, Brian McMahon on bass and horns, and Phil Frisson on drums. Brad and Phil will also be featured on a couple of tunes. This promises to be a great show, so get your tickets ($20) at artsgabriola.ca.