While I was in Edmonton, I shot a segment on BalconyTV, which is a pretty neat concept for live performances. You play on a balcony. That’s it. So I was the first person to ever bring in some electronic elements to the Edmonton edition of the show, which meant that the few people standing nearby had no idea what I was doing since they couldn’t hear any of the loops! That, and if you look carefully, you’ll see my breath (it was freezing)!
I decided to do Walk, but an a cappella version, as I’d done it live quite a few times, and some of you have been requesting a recording of it. Here you go!
Anyway, if you want to learn more about the concept and the videos, here’s the link to my particular segment. Otherwise head to www.balconytv.com where you can see that I’m one of the Editor’s picks!
Back in Canadia, where I could continue the tour that ended in March with my Canadian Music Week gig in Toronto.
I headed to the island and after some cancelations, I managed to set up some open mic gigs, where I hung out with some old friends in Victoria.
However, I developed something that looked like bed bug bites all over my face, shoulders, one arm, one hip, and one toe. The good news is that they weren’t! Not only was I glad about that, but everyone I was staying with!
Vancouver mini saga
My usual weeklong stint in Vancouver had me hanging out with some of my favourite people, like Travis “Heavens to Betsy” Fishbein, who let us stay there the whole time considering there was a bed bug scare all over my face.
I have a history of hauling my body through the BC mountains, but also taking a photo at Rogers Pass. Although, the gas station where I usually take the photo is now closed!
Hands down I had some of the best times of this tour in Edmonton.
I crashed at Phil’s place, played Padmanadi’s (a vegan restaurant) anniversary buffet, played at Avenue Theatre, AND, I was sort of pressured into doing a cover of “Break Stuff” by Limp Bizkit. My condition: it would be done a cappella!
Winnipeg – #&!@%$
Got rear-ended in Winnipeg. Shannon got whiplash. Isn’t that town just the best? I want to love you, 204, but you’re making it hard.
Greg Rekus / River Rebellion mini-tour
3 show mini-tour with Greg Rekus (guitarist/singer from High Five Drive) who fell through a barrel at the Black Pirates Pub and my Sioux Lookout friends The River Rebellion!