Busy Summer, Busy Fall… Vacation Anyone? 0

What a summer.  It was full on, a wonderful two months, and an incredibly busy and exhausting time.  I met some amazing folks, reconnected with dear friends, performed my heart out and taught a LOT!  My School of Rock class has been garnering lots of interest, and I was delighted to have so many students take the class this summer.  Now I’m gearing up for a very busy autumn touring schedule and I’m already starting to think about taking a sabbatical.  Whew.  I’m currently working up some songs and co-writing a bit with a fabulous English artist named Bella Hardy.  We are doing some shows together in Western Canada, as well as a showcase in Calgary, and we’re both looking forward to it.  Then I head off to Europe again (twice in one year!) to take part in a collective tour with two other great Canadian artists – Awna Teixeira and Brandy Zdan.  We’ll be doing shows in the UK, Ireland, the Netherlands and Germany.  Then I’m taking a breather, to sleep and recoup and work on new material for my next album project (slated to record next spring!).  And I need to find a home.  More on that as time goes on…  In the meantime, here’s hoping I get to see a bunch of you out at a show!  Here’s the upcoming tour schedule:

Sep 26    The Blue Chair     Edmonton, AB
Sep 27    Village Guitar and Amp Co     Saskatoon, SK
Sep 28    The Root Community Emporium    Lloydminster, SK
Sep 29    John Dutton Theatre @ Calgary Central Library   Calgary, AB
Oct 1       Ironwood Stage & Grill     Calgary, AB
Oct 5       Showcase at BreakOut West Music Conference, Ironwood Stage & Grill    Calgary, AB
Oct 9       Lazy Bishops Music Presents at Caffe Piccollo     Farnham, Surrey, UK
Oct 11     Lewes Folk Festival     Lewes, UK
Oct 12     Upstairs at the Red Lion     Manningtree, Essex, UK
Oct 13     Edgbaston Stadium County Ground     Birmingham UK
Oct 14     The Brasenose Arms     Cropredy, UK
Oct 15     The Old Queens Head     London, Islington, UK
Oct 16     The Bluebell Inn     Saffron Walden, UK
Oct 17     Seven Arts Leeds CIC     Leeds, UK
Oct 18     The Electric Palace @ Barnsley College     Barnsley, South Yorkshire, UK
Oct 19     The Torphichen Inn     West Lothian, UK
Oct 20     Ironworks     Oswestry, UK
Oct 22     The Real Music Club, The Errigle Inn     Belfast, Ireland
Oct 23     Whelan’s     Dublin, Ireland
Oct 24     Raheen House Hotel     Clonmel, Co. Tipperary, Ireland
Oct 27     Edam-Volendam, Netherlands
Oct 28     Muziekgebouw Frits Philips     Eindhoven, Netherlands
Oct 29     Cultuurhuis Patronaat Heerlen     Heerlen, Netherlands
Nov 1      Cafe De Amer     Amen, Netherlands
Nov 2      Koepelkerk     Sappemeer, Netherlands
Nov 3      Music Star     Norderstedt, Germany
Nov 4      Moments-Club     Bremen, Germany
Nov 5      Verkadefabriek     Den Bosch, Netherlands
Nov 7      Q-bus     LEIDEN, Netherlands
Nov 8      N9 Villa     Eeklo, Belgium
Nov 9      Concert in the Woods, Dorpshuis de Furs     Lage Vuursche, Netherlands
Nov 10    House concert     Achen, Netherlands