Well yeah… I haven’t really looped you in recently. But here is the news at the moment:
Ben Mullin and I are hard at work on not one but TWO new albums; by the time this batch of tunes made it to the studio it had become too cumbersome for a single record. The difficult decision was made to sift through the collected creations and sort out two piles of songs, the first ‘pile’, A Perfect Cliché, are the ‘weird’ ones. The experimental, the oddball, the off the wall. Some of these have been around since before bonfire, but most of them have been written recently and mark a new direction in both my playing and composing… more personal than ever and sonically hearkening back to my indie and noise rock roots. Here’s the draft cover art:
The next ‘pile’ is the long promised ‘Escape Plan’– this will be the full band record of more straight ahead rockers, the alt a-country-cana and silly, fun songs that made up the first two records. Here’s what that will look like on your playlist:
I am holding off on booking any major shows this year until these two projects are COMPLETE and RELEASED.
But that doesn’t mean I’m in hiding… I have recently started co-hosting the bi-weekly Tuesday Night Scene songwriter’s event at Geronimo Coffee in downtown Kemptville, I am playing in Bishops Mills on Saturday April 7 for a fundraiser to support the Community Hall (sharing the bill with Andre Courtemanche) and I will also be playing at the Sustainability Fair and at a couple of Farmers’ Markets in the coming months. (watch the calendar for more info…)
But I guess what I’m saying is don’t look for me in Ottawa or the surrounding burgs for a bit… I’ve got a bit of work close to home to catch up on.
See you soon and stay tuned!