Tuesday, May 25, 2010

May 25, 2010

Home from a great week-end, teaching blues guitar and mandolin for the Foothills Acoustic Music Institute's Spring Camp. Great students and a very welcoming board of directors make this camp a joy to teach at. Got back in town Monday around 2, caught a quick nap and off to sound-check for last night's Bob Dylan Birthday Bash at the Ironwood Stage and Grill (a packed house and a great night). So today is a day of catching up...the laundry is going and there are instruments to unload and put away...change some strings before my weekly Tuesday gig at Mikey's Juke Joint , update this blog, answer 4 days worth of e-mails and phone messages, you get the idea. Mikey's again on Friday night, an electric gig with my rhythm section and then a solo show in Fernie on Saturday. The Arts Station in Fernie is a performance hall created from an old railway station, and the sound in the all-wood room is amazingly warm (the cafe there is awesome, as well). Should be a good one. My instructional DVD on blues mandolin should be out next month on learnrootsmusic.com, and I'm looking to re-release my live solo cd, "Evenings Among Friends", with a slightly altered set list and a new mastering job, sometime this summer as well. Until next time...

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Spring Break 2010

After some quiet weeks, I slip into Summer madness this week with my Tuesday gig at Mikey's Juke Joint, four days of teaching/performing/jamming at the FAMI camp in Bragg Creek, then an appearance at the Ironwood Stage and Grill on Bob Dylan's birthday with some of Calgary's best roots musicians.