Well, spring has arrived! Feels like a new cycle is beginning. My musical activities are starting to pick up after a bit of a hiatus.
Sunday April 2, 12 - 2 pm, I am facilitating a workshop called "Let's Write a Song" at the Gabriola Arts and Heritage Centre. For more information or to register, visit https://artsgabriola.ca/events/lets-write-a-song/
Stay tuned for more stuff!
I've been hunkered down! Other than our regular weekly Music Workshop, there haven't been any concerts or performances scheduled for me for a while. Recently I have been invited to perform a feature set at our Gabriola Golf Club Open Mic on Monday February 6, 8:00 - 8:45 pm. Thanks for the invite! I love to play by invite, that's the best! I'll sing for my supper, so I am hoping we'll have a great Gabriola turnout. I am also hoping to get back to more performing in the spring and onwards, and in the meantime, I'm working on some new tunes and learning some as well. As long as we keep on playing and creating, that's progress!
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.