Little Bug was officially released on Tuesday, while I sat on a train to Toronto (that was delayed 3 hours due to an unhappy accident that could not be avoided). I’ve been rehearsing with old and new members of The Mighty Oak for our show tonight at the Rivoli. It’s going to be a stripped down set with just guitars and banjo for instrumentation and lots of harmonies and hand clapping and some foot stomping for good measure. It’s going to be wonderful.
We’ve officially embarked on the Little Bug tour and I am really looking forward to all the lovely shows we’re getting to play on this tour. Friday night (October 5th) we’ll be in Ottawa at Raw Sugar with Olenka and the Autumn Lovers. It’s been nearly two years since we’ve shared the stage and I am really really looking forward to this night.
After that it’s time for OCFF! For the non-folk-musicians out there OCFF is a yearly conference of all things folk music that serves as a venue for artists to try and connect with artistic directors and other musicians and music industry types and ESPECIALLY to see our friends from all over the country all in one place at one time for three days of playing our hearts out. Who am I kidding? It’s a lot like camp.
From OCFF we jet (literally, we are flying. Let’s all say a prayer for my guitar getting there in one piece this time) to Halifax where I am playing the amazing Halifax POP Explosion again (YAYAY!!!) and to start rehearsals with the Haligonian contingent of the Mighty Oak for Little Bug’s Halifax album release show on October 25th at the Spatz theatre. This will also be Amelia Curran’s album release of her new album Spectator and I get to open with my own album release. I don’t think I have ever been more excited about any single show. I am a huge fan of Amelia’s. She makes me want to write better songs with better lyrics. Not only do I get to play in a theatre with an amazing band of friends but then I get to sit back and listen to her blow everyone away. It’s going to be a very big night. I sure hope you can come!
There will plenty of shows all over Canada on the Little Bug tour (see dates to the right), I’ve got my dear and trusty friend Corinna Rose with me for the whole ride. We ARE still confirming some Alberta dates but we sadly have to skip magical Saskatchewan and dear New Brunswick this trip due to time constraints. I promise I will be there in the Spring. Any questions about the dates or anything Little Bug related or if you just want to say hello (not you spammers! Spam is not cool!) just send me a note!
Bugs and fishes,