I’m currently running through my solo catalogue, penciling in the set lists and looking forward to two great shows on tap for this week.
This set will be a nostalgic rush for me. It’s been years since I last played there and it was on that very stage in the Toucan where I first met Pat ‘The Shanker’ Shanks. His band the 14th Wray were on a bill with The Stand GT and I distinctly remember Pat breaking a string, borrowing my guitar and bleeding all over it in a fury of adolescent garage rock splendour!
We’ve been blood brothers in rock ever since.
One of the few times I played Kingston and it was hoppin’. Photo by Peggy Shanks.
In the Kingston area? Come out Friday! Event details for Toucan/Kingston here.
Next up is the show I’ve been chatting a bunch about recently which goes down in Ottawa at Irene’s on Saturday night. I share a songwriters circle type bill with Catriona, Jon and Patrick. We’re also raising funds for the Ottawa Food Bank…a donation of any size gets you a beautifully designed, full colour signed poster. Check out my previous blog post for details.
Comments? Questions? Drop ‘em here!
Hope to see you this weekend in Kingston and/or Ottawa…