I really enjoyed seeing everyone at the Stratford and London Shows this past
weekend. I got a lot of positive comments on the brand new songs we played.
We are planning to record them for a new cd in spring 2015. Meanwhile…
people are still really digging the Hard and Heavy cd.
As promised here are a few highlights from the Summer 2014 Western Tour.
First of all I would like to say hello to all the new music fans we met.
Thank you so much for liking the band and we will see you many times in the
The Calgary Blues Festival was a totally amazing event. I got to shake the
hand that gave Jimi Hendrix a hand learning guitar. I am of course speaking
of Guitar Shorty. The people at the festival gave my band a huge welcome
(there was even screaming at the end of songs). Thanks to all at the Calgary
Festival. We shall return to Calgary. See Shows.
The Salmon Arm Blues and Roots Festival is an immense event with 900
volunteers. We invited Steve Mariner from Monkey Junk to play a couple of
songs with us in one of our shows. It was really cool and I also got up and
played with M.J. in one of their shows. The festival was very well organized
and took care of all the musicians superbly. Thank you all at the Salmon Arm
Blues and Roots.
The last week on Vancouver Island was a blast. The beauty and soul of the
Island combined with the culture and the people make it one of my favourite
places to play.
The tour lasted 53 days and we drove 15,000 kms.
Special gratitude to Joe DeAngelis (bass) and Jon Lemer (drums from
Winnipeg) for great playing and a great tour. Massive thanks to Kap Palmer
at Bluesnite for putting the tour together. Super thanks to Greg Simpson and
Ruth Purves Smith for being there for me and the boys. ~ BD