The last few days here in Cape Breton have been chaotic, amazing, stressful and full of determination. I’m so happy to be a stubborn Cape Bretoner :) On the eve of our first show on our Cross Canada Tour, my drummer injured his hand. The Van was packed and we were Moncton bound to play for a lovely group of people at Plan B Lounge. Our plans were quickly morphed into sheer panic and dispair when we learned that the hand in question was definitely broken.
“Whaaaaaaaat?” 17 years of performing, including 6 years of slaving away in every bar across this country, practically living in my car to make this debut album, and now this?? I cried. I sat in complete silence for a good 15 minutes then, we hit up every drummer we knew to see if they were willing to brave blisters on their fingers and learn all of my songs in 2 days and THEN head out across Canada….INSANE….but, guess what? We found Steve “Wonder Boy” Wilton from New Waterford!!! truly amazing.
I wanted to publicly thank everyone for their support and words of encouragement over the last few days. Once again, I was completely flabbergasted by all the people who were willing to drop everything just to make this happen for us. It was a very emotional experience for me. I was aware people liked the music and the vibe we have, but to know that we have the respect and support from so many people ( mostly strangers!!) moved me to tears many times in the last few days. I even teared up at Long and Mcquade when the salesman behind the counter told me how great the record sounded. :p
Many thanks to Shane O’Handley for being stubborn with me and putting in all the endless ours of rehearsals, Steve Wilton for saving our band and being so professional, talented and generous with his time, Trevor Turnbull for letting us live in his basement for our emergency jams over the last few days and Darren Gallop for helping us really see “Where there is a will, there most definitely is a way”
My sincerest of apologies to Plan B Lounge and This Ain’t Hollywood in Hamilton. We’ll make up those shows to you someday. You have my word. See you in Ottawa May 31st @ Zaphod Beeblebrox!!
Love and Rock
(Eye of the Tiger…)