It's been a great July so far! Played Ciderfest with Autumn Hill (pic above). Was a privilege as Im a huge fan of them as people let alone the great country songs they've written. This past week has been action packed. This morning I was rehearsing for the YTV show The Next Star. There are some really talented kids in this years episode. Yesterday I was in the studio recording some songs for them in the morning, and then I raced downtown to perform in a Fringe Play that I've been playing in for the past week called A simple Twist of Faith. It's about a young jewish soldier in WW1. After that I raced to a corporate gig in Corktown commons, a fantastic new flood friendly park in the east end of Toronto.
Earlier in the week was an unfortunate incident. I flew out with Kira and the crew to PEI to play the massive Cavendish Festival, only to have it cancelled on us due to awful storm weather. WE made the most of it however, by showing up to a bar to play a surprise acoustic set. The place went wild and it felt good to give people some music, since they were starved of it all day due to the repercussions of Hurricane Arthur.
Also was involved in Scenefest last week, where I played with a cool St Catherine's artist named Wesley James, who I met when I was playing a lot with KO. After his set I raced down the street to play with Electro Rock act Most Non Heinous. This month also involved me playing a bunch of other shows with bands like Ride The Tiger, Electric Blonde, Little Rock and in a big band For the TD jazz festival at The Rex! That was a little nerve racking as I don't play jazz very often at all, so I had to brush up on mu sensitivity chops and swing feel for that one. It went well though, and it was really cool to play in such a different setting than Im used to.