"SNEAKS INTO YOUR FEET, HEART, AND SOUL" - No Depression

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SPRING HAS SPRUNG !! 

Hi Folks!  It's great to be back home on B.C.'s beautiful Sunshine Coast after a wonderful 'Spring Into Summer' Tour in Ontario!  Time to charge the creative batteries, write, record, and rest!  

Many thanks to everyone who helped make this tour such an inspiring success, including my intrepid partner Anna Green, my publicist, Michelle Fortier, Jan Hall from Folk Roots Radio, Dale Butler in Leamington, Jim Marino at CFMU Hamilton, Martha Renaud at Windsor Folk, David Moss-Cornett of Mossy Gatherings, Owen Sound, MaryJane McCrae in Thornbury, and Gillian Nicola at the Painted Lady in Toronto. Many thanks to the  wonderful performers I had the chance to share the stage with including Anna Green, Francine Honey, Cyril Robson, Keats Conlon, Moonfruits, Piper and Carson, Gathering Sparks, Jo Wallfisch, Mike Kerr, Same Latitude As Rome, David McEathron, John Prince, and so many others! Sorry if I missed anyone! 

Finally, I would thank all the volunteers, the venue owners and staff, and of course, the audience members who continue to support live music.  Love, peace, and music forever !! 

TREADING WATER ON THE CHARTS 

I love it when all that hard work pays off and the music actually gets out to the people to do its healing work! Thank you Folk DJs everywhere who keep music alive. Makes up for all those long, dark, lonely times singing to your dog. Although he seems to appreciate it.

 

WHERE HAVE ALL THE FLOWERS GONE? 

Well, the Vancouver Island Tour is just a cherished memory now. Anna, Louie, and I had a wonderful time touring the island in our new camper van and playing shows in Courtenay, Nanaimo, Port Alberni, Tofino, Duncan, and Victoria ! 

Upon our return to the Sunshine Coast, I had a chance to play a couple of shows, including a tribute to Pete Seeger, in honour of the 100th anniversary of his birth! I was thrilled to perform one of my very favourite tunes of his- "Where Have All The Flowers Gone?" with a chorus of about 50 voices from the Beachcombers Ukulele Group Singers!

After a few days rest, and some serious paddling lakes in the Pender Harbour area, we are packing our things for an upcoming Ontario tour which kicks off in Windsor on May 17. Looking forward to returning to the city where I was born and raised…and seeing family and friends! Maybe even see some of you there!

VANCOUVER ISLAND TOUR !! 

I am looking forward to my upcoming Vancouver Island Tour from April 17 to 27. As a prelude to the tour, I'll be playing in Roberts Creek, on the Sunshine Coast  of B.C. with Madeleine Roger and Logan McKillop from Winnipeg, along with my partner Anna Green. Anna will also join me for a few of the Vancouver Island shows, which includes dates in Courtney, Nanaimo, Tofino, Port Alberni, Duncan, and Victoria. And, for the first time, we will be touring in the new camper van with our pooch Louie !! Looking forward to the adventure !!

 

THANK YOU FOLK RADIO !! 

Sending out a big thank you to all of the Folk Radio DJs who played "Live in LA" which charted #33 on the FOLKDJ-L playlists for February 2019. Compiled and reviewed by Folk Alliance International and based on 13656 plays from 570 playlists from 132 Folk DJs across the globe.

I am truly honoured and grateful!

NEW SINGLE RELEASE! PRECIOUS LIFE - LIVE IN L.A. 

I am thrilled to announce the January 14, 2019 release of my new single, Precious Life to radio worldwide by Trespass Music. The single is from my new album Live in L.A. which will also be released by Trespass Music on February 1.

Many thanks to Paul Kulak, Aggie Nichols, Louissin Burns, and Dylan Gershon at Kulak's Woodshed in North Hollywood, California. Thanks also to Anna Green and Libby Hunter for photography, to Sandy Jacobson at Backstage: Los Angeles on LA Talk Radio and Hilary Mandel at LA Family Housing for their support, to Nick Austin at Indie Pool, Toronto, and of course to Michelle Fortier and Larry Ahearn at Trespass Music.  

LIVE IN L.A. 

One of the highlights on my 2018 U.S. West Coast Tour thus far has been the opportunity to play a benefit concert for LA Family Housing at Kulak's Woodshed in North Hollywood on November 21. LA Family Housing assists individuals experiencing homelessness. Please visit their website for more information and opportunities to help. 

I would like to thank Paul Kulak, Aggie Nichols, Louissin Burns, and Dylan Gerson for their assistance. 

Thanks also to Sandy Jacobson and Backstage: Los Angeles on LA Talk Radio for promoting the show. Check out my interview with Sandy here

DAVID AMRAM AT 88 

It was a great honour to celebrate David Amram's upcoming 88th birthday at NERFA 2018 (North Eastern Regional Folk Alliance) in Stamford, Connecticut.

David Amram has been described as "the Renaissance man of American music." He has composed over 100 orchestral and chamber works, written two operas, and many scores for theatre and films. He has collaborated with such notables as Leonard Bernstein, Dizzy Gillespie, Dustin Hoffman, Charlie Mingus, Elia Kazan, Odetta, Jack Kerouac, Betty Carter and Tito Puente.

Not everyday someone refers to me as a young man, Cheers, David!

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