2018 Wandering Wind Spring Tour
Road Trip Playlists
Just announced: my 2018 BC Spring Tour begins May 4th!
It goes without saying: I can't think of a better place or time of year to Tour. I'm addicted to the west coast. I've travelled to London England, Rome, Paris, New York, Toronto, Edmonton, Calgary, Saskatoon, etc etc, but nothing compares. If I was had to live somewhere else other than British Columbia, it would probably be somewhere in the UK (I know, that's pretty vague) as I love the vibe there, but I'm very content here, especially after moving to English Bay.
But, back to the Tour...
"Places You've Been" Record Reviews
The first thing I ask when I hop into a friend's car is always, "where are the tunes at?"
I'm pretty sure no one says "tunes" anymore because normally they look at me like I'm some kind of rare bird and say, "tunes?" But I recently learned that the term probably originated in Europe, where it is probably still being used. I even heard an Irish guy chant "one more tune" at the bar yesterday to the performer who was on that night. The idea that I might not be considered a loser in Europe is quite exhilarating to me, but again I'm going to need some music for the flights and the bus rides and the train rides. It is absolutely crucial to have a good playlist going when you're on the road.
But when it comes to putting together a playlist, where do you even start?
These days there is so much music available at your fingertips, every hour of every day, all the time, everywhere, to the point where it can almost be overwhelming. Gone are the days when...
"Woman of the Wind" Live Session
Feeling super grateful and relieved about the kind words being said about my new record, despite having been on hiatus for so long. It's funny, after you hear your songs & recordings over and over again and pick apart everything, you sometimes lose a bit of perspective and start having your doubts. I try to just trust my gut and push through it. There's definitely quite a few songs that didn't make it on the album, which I had to trust my gut about as well. Here are a few excerpts:
“Well I was in my head, so I forgot to be me / It was in my head where my thoughts were scared to be free,” he sings in the country-flavored “For Now.” Across the record, folk-pop and rock tones are the most prominent. Perhaps the best quality is...
In support of my new record, I decided to recruit some help and film a couple of live acoustic sessions.
First, a bit of the back story: Lucas James (Aeuria) is an incredibly talented musician and photographer, so naturally I was super excited when he agreed to take a few promotional shots for me. After spending a bit more time with him I saw too that not only was he a talented guy, but also a kind and humble soul. It was an absolute pleasure to work with him. Typically I feel a bit awkward and self conscious when it comes to photo shoots, but he made me feel relaxed, as if we'd known each other for ages. Once he sent me the first batch of photos from the shoot I was sold. So many of them were record cover material, and it was difficult to choose just one. Eventually after asking around, I landed on the one that was taken at Garry Point right as the sun was setting, and the rest is history.