Update: Still Alive! (Here's some of what I've been up to...)
Since getting back from the tour in May, things definitely quieted down a little as far as music-making goes (largely due to the demands of the landscaping/construction job that, for the pure love of shoveling, I snagged for the summer), but I've had more than enough on the go to keep my soul alive. Here's a little of what I've been up to...
I played at South Country Fair with Spencer Murray & Pipeslinger, an "Alt Celtic" group that I've been a part of since 2015. We were on at 9.15 on the Saturday night!
It was the first time that I'd played an out-of-town festival like that. By the time we'd finished our main-stage set I was feeling pretty sick and had to hit the hay early, so I missed a lot of party, but a few dips in the Oldman River before heading back to Edmonton had me back on track.
I played some lap-steel geetar with comrade Kimberley MacGregor at the Edmonton International Fringe Festival (and then again at Wide Cut Weekend).
I backed Braden Gates up with my geetar, my banjo, and my weissenborn lap instrument at Wide Cut Weekend in Calgary! They sure know how to treat their performers. I've also been in the studio recently, laying down some licks on some recordings that Braden may be putting out into the world in the not too distant future. Keep those ears peeled!
I had the pleasure of warming the audience up before Lindsey Walker hit the stage at her CD release at the (Old) Royal Alberta Museum Theatre. It was sure a joy to be a part of marking Lindsey's marvelous acheivement, and to get to perform at such an intimate venue.
Here's a bootleg i-Phone recording of my set. Come! Experience all of the ups and the downs for yourself! I dare you...
Maddie and I climbed a tree to jam one of her tunes. Coincidentally, Daryl was there with a video camera to capture the moment.
A few days ago, I left Edmonton to visit my mum in Qatar from whence I am writing this post. What a life!