Happy Summer Everyone !

June 15, 2016

Time keeps slipping, slipping . . . into the future. . . . . !

Well really, it just keeps getting away from me. It's been a while since my last proper news entry. I'm surpised how busy it can be since becoming a full-time musician in early 2014. There really just are barely enough hours in the day to get everything done!

Some sad news. . . this past March, our music community here in Kitchener and Guelph lost another veteran musician and dear friend, the inimitable Mr. Mo' Kauffey. I met Mo back in the late '90s at Matt Osborne's (RIP) Tuesday night open mic at the now defunct Circus Room.  Mo' was a gentle spirit, always with a smile and easy-going manner - and loved his country-blues roots music. A band of local musicians and friends of Mo's are pulling together to finish Mo's last album. More on that soon I hope !

As for me, the new album Songs of Rain, Snow and Remembering (Busted Flat Records 2016) has been well received across Canada and Europe. After a short jaunt out in Western Canada in February, I've got more touring plans in the works. Stay tuned to the dates page for more details !

And . .. a side project of mine that's been in the works for a few years now is finally starting to come together ! A batch of electric, rock a'la-'90s-style songs I've written is finally getting the full-band treatment. The band, Shipwreck Radios, will have it's debut performance on Sat. June 25 opening for fantastic Toronto Busted Flat artist Alun Piggins on Sat. June 25 in Kitchener at KWBoathouse! There are plans for an album as well, which I hope will be out by the year's end.

The local shows keep on coming, as well as the short weekend jaunts to great rooms in Ottawa, Picton, Campbellford and Montreal. So keep an eye on the dates page and I hope to catch up with you at a show sometime soon !

LJ :)


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