Hello kind folks of the wintery world.
I’m leaving on tour imminently. It’s a blustery eve in the Gatineau Hills and I’m sitting here with a bag of chips and plenty to tell you about.
Most importantly – the tour dates! I’m going to be playing in northern BC as part of a Home Routes house concert circuit with James Stephens. Check out www.homeroutes.ca for or check out my calendar page for ticket info and show details.
Kate Weekes BC Tour 2020
January 26, 2020 Prince George, BC: Home Routes House Concert
January 28, 2020 Chetwynd, BC: Home Routes House Concert
January 29, 2020 Mackenzie, BC: Home Routes House Concert
January 30, 2020 Miworth, BC: Home Routes House Concert
January 31, 2020 Fraser, BC: Home Routes House Concert
February 1, 2020 Terrace, BC: Home Routes House Concert
February 2, 2020 Prince Rupert, BC: Home Routes House Concert
February 5, 2020 Smithers, BC: Bulkley Valley Brewery
February 6, 2020 Burns Lake, BC: Old and Bold Café
February 7, 2020 Vanderhoof, BC: Home Routes House Concert
February 8, 2020 Hart Ski Hill, BC: Home Routes House Concert
February 11, 2020 North Vancouver, BC: House Concert
February 12, 2020 Parksville, BC: Ground Zero Acoustic Lounge
February 13, 2020 Duncan, BC: Duncan Showroom
February 14, 2020 Brentwood Bay, BC: Empourium Cafe
February 15, 2020 Gabriola Island, BC: Songbird House Concert
FUN TIMES AHEAD
When the tour is over, I have some fun gigs coming up including a show in Almonte as part of the FolkUs Concert Series. The show is sold out and I looking forward to playing this double bill with Campbell Woods.
On March 27th I’m going to be playing a show with Stephen Fuller in my hometown of Smiths Falls. There is a new little venue there called Bowies. Stephen plays the kora and is a songwriter with a beautiful voice.
Citizen Jane is a duo from Toronto that I will be teaming up with in the spring to play shows with. Things are coming together for the first weekend in April and the first weekend in May. Lots of fun collaboration to look forward to. Have a look at https://www.citizenjanemusic.com/
FUN TIMES BEHIND
I’ve been playing fiddle! I joined the Fiddleheads Musical Theatre group in Chelsea and have been playing my little fiddling heart out. Here is a shot from our big December concert.
Lots of fun gigs happened in the fall including a tour with James Stephens, Emilyn Stam and John David Williams. We played collaborative double bills around eastern Ontario and western Quebec. I feel lucky to get to share the stage with these folks. They are all such fine musicians and it was inspiring to hear what they are up to musically.
(photo credit: Christine Peringer)
I got to play a few shows with James Stephens and Brian Sanderson in December. We worked up a western swing tune and some trad swing tunes as well as some of my originals. Brian played horns on my ‘Taken by Surprise’ album.
(Photo Credit: Margo Doucet)
(Photo Credit: Chris White)
Another nice thing that happened was that Roots Music Canada reviewed ‘Taken by Surprise’ AND listed it in their top picks for 2019.
Here’s a picture from years back in the Yukon. I’m missing the Yukon and dog mushing, especially in these snowy times.
Okay, I’ll go make a cup of tea and perhaps you would like to as well.
Yours in long johns,