Music and the Ship

I'm learning that making and writing music and songs is akin to building or rebuilding a boat. It requires A Whole Lotta Love....real love like being in love....shiploads of patience and time, and an insatiable appetite for work and craft.

This week I had the great pleasure in meeting Jean Gaudin of Abernethy & Gaudin Boatbuilders in Brentwood Bay, Bristish Columbia.......quite by accident.  Lucky me! A wonderful pleasure, and got to see an amazing restoration they are working on now. Music was definitely the vessel for this cosmic happenstance and their work is a must see even if you're not into boats. It's poetry.


Une Soiree de Poche

On Saturday the 10th, 2016 I had an album release soiree hosted by our lovely neighbours in their beautiful home.  We were at capacity at 40 people, the place looked beautiful - lights, candles, lanterns, lights in the apple tree through the windows, cozy organic casual arrangement of seating, and lots of treats spread out over the kitchen island.

With only one rehearsal the Thursday night prior (the loudest rehearsal I have ever been a part of), the band was in fine form, played solidly with passion, conviction and connection, and the audio in the room was amazing, thank you to the crew at Northern Sessions who were also part of the evening.

I have to say, the evening went by at lighting speed after months of preparation and organization for it.................and left behind itself a spell of magic, and wonderment of 'what next'.  Thank you to all the guests that came, to our lovely hosts Tony & Hilaria, to the artists that played the evening away with me, and the muses around us all.  Big hugs and thank you's to the small team of people that have been behind me and encouraged me; Kendel Vreeling of KendelMakes and Valeeshia Young (and her publishing & management advise), the band - Lara Tang, Stew Kirkwood of Sound Extractor Studios (Jeff Kynoch in spirit), Chris Tabbert and Dustin Roy.  Special thanks to my family for continually supporting my artistic path, along with my friends.

With a little luck...............we may have some video snippets of the evenings performance sometime in October..........stay tuned.