I headed to Alberta and Saskatchewan in March to play some shows and release my new album "Frost on Black Fur". I have played in both provinces a few times in the past with Grant Simpson as part of Home Routes house concert tours. It was lovely to connect with people that we had met on those previous tours. This was my first time heading out on the road solo - turns out its a bit lonely out there without a buddy and band mate. I guess that's where all those lonesome songs about sitting in a hotel room missing your baby come from. Here are some sights from Saskatchewan, as well as a shot of the group I led a songwriting workshop with in Buena Vista.
I played some great shows and met up with some friends along the way including Yukon fiddler-friend Keitha Clark. Keitha and I met up in Shellbrook, Saskatchewan and played a CD release concert in a lovely old theatre there. Keitha has recently released an album of fiddle tunes called 'Memories for Harold' in support of the Alzheimer's Society of Canada. We ended the tour with shows in Prince Albert and Saskatoon. We were able to celebrate Keitha's birthday together in PA with a surprise cake and 'happy birthday' accompaniment by harmonica! The day we few out we went for a gorgeous walk along the river in Saskatoon.
I'm back in Ontario trying to figure out what to do next with my life.
yours in the beauty of spring,