I've just arrived home from a tour through Toronto, Brooklin, Belleville and Ottawa ON, Montreal QC, New York NY, Jamaica Plain and Cambridge MA. It was pretty stellar. For a few of the Ontario and Quebec dates I was joined by the O'Pears, as well as my band Thom Gill, Charles James, and Philippe Melanson. Once I hit the states, I was driving across the highway and taking the stage on my own. The fall colours were gorgeous. The people were wonderful. It was wild taking these songs to some cities I've never been and giving them a life of their own. Big thanks to all the great people I met along the way. Here's a shot from my last show at the Lily Pad in Cambridge, MA.
Big thanks to Kate Foster for dropping in to our fundraiser concert on September 6th. She took some great photos of everyone there, and wrote a nice write up about the whole thing. Thank you!!
Read the article and see the photos here.
Over the last two months, money has become this strange and surreal thing. A number that grows on a screen that we've all watched excitedly because of what it meant. It meant that people I knew and loved and people I'd never even met before, heard the music I was writing and thought, yeah, I'd like to support this. It's hard to express the shock, love, and enormous encouragement I have felt. Putting yourself out there on a constant basis and then receiving so much back is a somewhat hysterical and in-the-moment existence that more than anything has brought me so much strength. I have just made a rough calculation, but here's what I have found. In total with all of the fundraising over the past two months - the concert on Sept 6, Kickstarter (now finished), private donations, and pre-sales for the album - altogether you have raised $13,630. We are going to make a f****** kickass album. You will all have your own copy in your hands as proof of something YOU did. Thank you so very much, from the very bottom of my heart. Thank you.
I can't believe we are nearing the end. Only 43 hours left to go until the Kickstarter campaign to record my first full length album is over. We want so badly to make this a beautiful record and are so close to being able to make that happen. I am incredibly fortunate to have an amazing team of musicians, friends, engineers and artists alike who I know together will help to create an album bursting full of colour, sound and soul. A full and unique work, sewn by a lot of beautiful voices. Including yours and all the contributions that have already been put forward. It is really so remarkable what we have achieved thus far. We are at $7100 right now. Can we make it to $10 000? Every single dollar counts so much. See if there is something in the rewards section that you'd like. Or talk to me if you have other ideas. I know we can do it! Please spread the word! Thank you so much!!
Singer, Songwriter, piano player, harmony lover