Kate and I have been working in Vancouver for the past couple of weeks. Kate’s been doing an intensive study with Don Ogilvie on guitar and Karin Plato for voice. Alternating days for each one – so she’s getting her share of inspiration and knowledge.
I’ve been scoring the music for DogTown, the musical I’m writing with Roy Ness. A portion of the show will be featured at this years Pivot Festival in January. Roy and I will get to see some of our creation brought to life before our very eyes. Apparently we have to sit and watch and not be involved, so that will be an interesting experience for both of us.
Kate and I will be playing a house concert tomorrow night in Nanaimo, then I’m planning a little side trip to Gabriola Island to see some of my friends and maybe join in Tim Harrison’s Old Crow Music Circle (dubbed the OCMC by Alison!).
Next Friday I will be performing at a fundraiser for School Orchards Africa Society (www.schoolorchardsafrica.org) I hope you check out their website. This is the brainchild of Wayne and Maureen Louiselle and they are doing some really wonderful things for the schools in Africa. It will be so nice to catch up with the Thetis Island folks. I have fond memories of my time on Thetis last year.
Next Sunday, Kate and I will be at the Heritage Grill in New Westminster, so I hope to see some of my friends from that area.
I was supposed to go home to the Yukon for November 20th and play a gig with Renald Jauvin, but I was offered a tour on Vancouver Island as part of the Home Routes (homeroutes.ca) circuit. I love playing with Renald, and he graciously let me bow out of the Whitehorse gig, so Don Ogilvie and myself will be heading out for 7 dates on Vancouver Island starting on November 20th.
Dates and details can be found on the upcoming gigs links on the right had side of my website.
We’ll be in Victoria, Salt Spring Island, Nanaimo, Cumberland, Powell River, Ladysmith and then back to Victoria of the final concert. Don and I haven’t played together for a while and it’s one of my favorite things to do, so I’m really looking forward to this tour.
Thanks for reading,