A new record is written. Funding has arrived. Autumn is me practicing my fingers off. Winter is luxury microphones. Something is coming, a gift to the world.
Meanwhile, I’ll be at the Folk Music Ontario conference next week, happily connecting with the National folk-roots community. A hotel fully booked with laughter.
Here are my showcase times for those who are filling their dance cards:
Thursday, Oct 16 – 8:00pm, Official Showcase, Plaza B
Friday, Oct 17 – 12:00am – Flohil’s Friends, Room 355; 2:10am – Fresh Folk, Room 350
Saturday, Oct 18 – 11:00pm – Babes for Breasts in the Round, Room 340; 12:30am – Fresh Folk, Room 350; 1:30am – Folk’n Genius, Room 344; 2:00am – Best in the West Song Circle, Room 349
My dear German friends Wooden Peak’s release their album Polar Revisited today, including a song that I performed entitled ANORAK. Really enjoyed this collaboration – you can read more about it here. Please visit the Wooden Peak website and download ANORAK or the whole whopping album for free. You can also stream the track here.
I am pleased to announce the release of a new single, Anorak, a re-interpretation of the original by German experimental duo Wooden Peak that I created in collaboration with German electronic artist Alexander Binder.
Wooden Peak recently released a full-length record entitled Polar. They have now compiled a response album entitled Polar Revisited
on which each track is covered or remixed by different members of their wide reaching musical community. The album is supported by independent German label Analogsoul
While on tour in Germany in January 2014, I recorded my parts for this new version of Anorak at the Wooden Peak studio in Leipzig. The tracks were then sent over to Alexander Binder for audio sculpting. The resulting track is an explosion of sound by two artists who have never met!
Today marks the pre-release of Anorak.
Hear it HERE
! For more info, visit the Analogsoul
site. The full release will take place on June 20, 2014 at which time the entire Polar Revisited will be available for free download from the Wooden Peak
I write to you from a treehouse on the Montreal plateau from which perch I am gathering together details for the recording of my upcoming solo album. Things are getting exciting and that’s all I can say for now. AND! I will soon announce an Ontario/Quebec tour for June/July 2014 with one of my favourite singer-songwriters.
Meanwhile, please enjoy this live performance of new song Paradise, from the upcoming record. It’s from a show opening for the Alin Coen Band in Kiel, Germany in January and it features members of my musical family abroad: Jan Frisch (guitar), Hannes Huefken (bass), Fabian Stevens (drums), filmed by Henriette Grueber. Enjoy!
Germany 2014 tour dates are now listed under Shows! The list continues to grow as I’ll be supporting Alin Coen Band from Jan 16-Feb 1 and tacking on some solo shows in Berlin, Hamburg and so on. Will post as confirmed! Tell me your ideas! Wir sehen uns bald Deutschland!