We did it… The Band Van survived our journey to Texas and back! We headed from Cape Breton to Toronto for the CMW Paquin Showcase at The Drake Hotel. I love that room! It was an excellent night. Then we b-lined to the south for our first (hopefully not the last) SXSW showcase. The weather was amazing and it was quite a trip to be involved in one of the biggest and best musical festivals on earth. The Canadian Blast party at The Paradise Cafe was off the hook. It was great to see Buck 65, Ron Sexsmith and The Sheepdogs on one stage… Canada rules! :) Many thanks to Company House Records, Johnny Stevens and the the crew from the the Halifax Pop Explosion. Both showcases went great but I must say the highlight of my trip was spending a sunny afternoon in New Orleans. I miss it already.
It feels awesome to be home for more than 3 days for a little while! It will be quite a challenge to chill out and sort out these new tunes in my head after living in planes, tour buses and minivans. Just a little rest before we head off to PEI for the ECMA‘s. I’ll be quite busy again this year. I was asked to be a part of the tribute for Haywire at the Gala awards show! It is going to be a blast. Before we take off to the bright red mud, we will be performing a rock and roll show at The Upstairs Club in Sydney on April 8th. You can also catch me this Friday in Dartmouth at Montes for the Bands For Bonez cancer benefit, where I will be playing an acoustic set.
Love and Rock