I’ve had the grand good luck to tour as a member of the Gabrielle Papillon band for the last year or so. It’s a great crew of good friends making darn good music together and I’m so proud of all the hard work and talent Gabrielle is putting into the world.
Last spring we played festivals in England and spent a week playing shows in London. That was no fun at all (ha ha). This month we return to the UK and hit Reeperbahn Festival in Germany. If you can read in German, here’s all the info: https://www.reeperbahnfestival.com/de/festival/gabrielle-papillon
Follow our adventures abroad on my Instagram feed. And find Gabrielle’s music HERE.
This time of year, the weight of the “last third” comes down on me. It hits me in September every year: two thirds disappeared already. I get an urgent need to write, more than usual.
All big things are built from a collection of small habits. The craft, the skill of songwriting comes in strong like a muscle when it’s used often. So every morning, I do pushups. And then I write.
I’ve also been doing a lot of collaborative sessions lately, stretching my writing muscles with the help of other artists I admire. We sit in dark rooms, around kitchen tables, in little studios, and we work away at the craft. It’s just my favourite thing…
Check out clip of a brand new song called “100 Acres” with the lovely Norma MacDonald singing harmonies on my Facebook Page HERE
The summer passed in a rush of sun and heat and long weekends tethered by a line of lovely shows. I’m sending a big thanks to the Festivals that presented my show this summer including the New Glasgow Riverfront Music Jubilee and the Lunenburg Folk Harbour Society.
And to the sweet people who came out to see us play, my heart is in my hand, as always. Thank you for listening and giving back so very much.