Just a quick note to update that Jennis now has cello, didgeridoo, banjitar, resonator guitar and electric guitar parts recorded for 6 songs toward the new album. We’ll be heading to Escarpment Sound at the end of August to lay down 5 more songs. These ones will include the indomitable Tom Wolf on drum kit and other percussion!
We are super excited about this weekend — we have 3 shows at the Kitchener Bluesfest! Other than Rik Emmet‘s festival kick-off concert on Thursday night, everything else is FREE! So come have a blast of summer fun with us! Most exciting for Dennis and Jen is that Malian Tuareg band Tinariwen are playing at 5pm on Sunday right after our 4pm set. If you’ve not seen them, believe me, they’re worth a drive to Kitchener!
Saturday, August 11, 1:30pm Downtown BIA Outdoor Stage, 32 King St E
Saturday, August 11, 11pm B @ The Museum, 10 King St W
Sunday, August 12, 4pm (with Blackcat Bone) Bobby O”Brien’s, 125 King St W
Fingers crossed now till we learn the OAC jury results. We are beginning fundraising for our 2nd album which we hope will begin production in November. If you would like to support our next effort, stay tuned for our crowd-funding campaign. If you are not on our email list, sign up here. We’ll be sure to let you know how you can be a patron of the arts!
We have hired creative powerhouse Olya Glotka to create a promo video for us. She is a delight to work with and we are having fun collaborating on ideas.
Dennis has a whack of new songs in the bag and the two of us spent time on the road discussing arrangement and instrumentation ideas. While he is in Southeast Asia this winter, Jen will be hunkered down to writing her cello, bass, didgeridoo and vocal parts.
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We had a great night at Hugh’s Room playing Jane Harbury’s Discoveries Series. We really enjoyed the other acts: Matt Nakoa, Claire Hunter and Christian Vegh. It’s always a delight to experience the top-notch sound and professionalism at Toronto’s classiest listening venue for music lovers. Thanks for having us Jane! A big shout out of gratitude to all who came out to support us. We’re happy you got to discover some amazing talent through the evening.
We had such an amazing time in June and July playing our way westward to Northern BC and back. We made new friends and great contacts, enjoyed visiting with friends and family and filled our “beauty bank” with so much of Canada’s magnificent nature. The Midsummer Festival was a great highlight. Thanks so much to Dave McTavish for inviting us to play. We hope to get back to BC next summer for more festival fun!