My summer of excessive consumption of ice cream, cheese curds (raw and deep fried) and football on the telly is winding up, and I’m so excited to to get out on the road again – first up is Newfoundland before skimming through Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. I’ll be heading out west for an artist residency in the Rocky Mountains in October before a small slew (oxymoron?) of Western shows and then it’s back to Europe in November! More below…
Atlantic Canadian Shows with Snowblink
It’s been a couple of years since I’ve had the fortune to head out to the Rock, but I’m so glad to be getting back there later this week. For the first time I’ll get to see a little bit more of the island, driving up to Port Rexton, on what has to be the best-named stretch of road in the world – I’ll be passing (to name just a few) Goobies, Little Heart’s Ease, Come by Chance, Trouty, Random Island and the infamous Dildo on my way to the show. NS and NB are up next and I’ll be sharing a good number of these shows with my friends the Toronto/LA duo Snowblink (have a listen to their track with Feist, “How Now”, over here).
September 2 – St. John’s, NL: Long’s Hill House, 63 Long’s Hill // facebook
September 4 – Port Rexton, NL: Two Whales // info
September 6 – St. John’s, NL: The Ship // facebook *
September 7 – Halifax, NS: Timber Lounge // tickets // facebook *
September 8 – Moncton, NB: PlanB // tickets // facebook *
September 9 – Fredericton, NB: The Capital // tickets // facebook *
* with Snowblink
Residency at the Banff Centre for the Arts
I’ve been accepted into the prestigious Banff Centre for the Arts in the heart of the Canadian Rockies and will be heading out there to work on scoring my music for orchestra this autumn. It will be an amazing chance to collaborate with incredible artists from all kinds of disciplines, and may also see my orchestral debut playing the clarinet (better get some practice in). There’ll be some western shows through Alberta, Saskatchewan and BC following on from the residency in late-October. More to come on that next time.
Southern Europe in November
Late autumn tour plans are firming up, and I can let you know that I’ll be heading back through Spain and Portugal in November, as well as performing the first ever PBS shows in Switzerland and Italy. Again, more news next month…