What a time at the Music Room on Saturday night. For years now, the Songwriters Association of Canada (SAC) has held song circles named Bluebird North in homage to the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville. Great little showcases of writers which (usually) leave behind the schtick and schmooze of the the bid’ness of songwriting. They’re always [...]
Doing a show at the Carleton with Shari Ulrich on May 12th…really looking forward to it. She’s shamefully good…dang. And a great human being. Details to follow….
Today the last Rankin, Church and Crowe CD was ordered by someone in Victoria. Things move toward a professional ending, but Raylene will be with us in spirit always. We cherish that recording we did together . We came together in an odd sort of way. Not thrust together, but cobbled together. This is how [...]
Hard to believe that, up until now, Raylene Rankin recordings were not available online anywhere. But that’s changed. You can now download ”All the Diamonds” from iTunes and CD Baby. You can still get them from me, from my music store, in hard copy, but for you folks who like to go directly to portable [...]
Here’s the great thing about John Reischman and The Jaybirds: they’re coming to Halifax on March 27th and playing at the Carleton. Truth be told, there are many great things about John and his band, but for me it’s especially good to know he’s coming to town. John and I go back to my first [...]
Sorry for the late post, sorry for the brevity, sorry for the pared down writing. I’m in the Halifax airport on my way to Rome, wondering how the last days of our tour slipped by so quickly. After Virden, we forged on to Pinawa, and then to Manitou. in Pinawa, we stayed in the comfortable, [...]
I’ve missed updating on a few shows because of time limitations and this almighty cold. This morning, I’m in Virden, Manitoba – Jays Inn, precisely- having a coffee in a styrofoam cup. Sunday took us to Medicine Hat for a show at the Medalta Clayworks Museum. More on that later. For now, let me tell [...]
Thanks to the folks of Festival Place for the welcome they gave us. These Alberta folks are the finest kind. A few East Coasters there, too. Another fine kind. Back to Calgary tonight for the Bow Valley Folk Club show. Should be another beautiful drive. Oh, I watched a great TED talk this morning. Gem [...]
Had a great time in Olds Alberta last night at the lovely arts and media centre. Wow…nice theatre. The gals shone and the audience was really lovely. Best part was seeing someone’s companion dog sitting right in front of the first row…right in front of us, really. Nice dog…nice people. Oh, and James Logan, our [...]
Off we go. Olds, Edmonton, Bow Valley, Medicine Hat, Forget, Virden, Manitou…back in about ten days. Good news that Raylene’s new CD will be going with us. See ya.