The Might-Have-Been-Imaginary Back-On-Tour TOUR Part !

A few months ago I decided I was ready to get back on the road and set out to do so with great intention. Madda and I loaded up the Aquarius and took off to the Kootenay mountains to start the 'tour' even though there were no concerts planned and I wasn't sure if Erik actually had a ticket to Canada. I have a really hard time planning for the road unless I'm already there so this was a perfectly logical albeit insane course of action. Days and weeks and months have gone flying by and now, sat atop the Parvis de St. Gilles with just 2 days left before the 'last gig', I can scarcely believe what just happened. I got to play 60 concerts across 2 continents and come back to my favorite place in the whole world to hunker down, record, and get ready for the next part of the adventure (Part !!). Erik was there (here!) for over half of it and this Friday we will bookend Part ! feeling very much physically, musically, and generally whole as a musical duo.

Nothing further to say other than THANK YOU that was awesome.

2015-2016 Back-On-Tour Tour PART !
Friday, September 11 - The Royal on Baker - Nelson, BC
Saturday, September 12 - Kaslo Hotel - Kaslo BC
Sunday, September 20 - The Wrong Turn Tavern - Keremeos, BC
Thursday, September 24 - Skinny Fat Jack's - Vancouver BC
Friday, October 2 - Rolla Pub (Acoustic Northern Lights Set THANKS PATTY!) - Rolla, BC
Saturday, October 3 - Rolla Pub - Rolla, BC
Monday, October 5 - Nancy O's - Prince George, BC
Tuesday, October 6 - Wells Hotel - Wells, BC
Wednesday, October 7 - Dandelion Cafe - Forest Grove, BC
Friday, October 9 - 557 Artist Block - Penticton, BC
Saturday, October 10 - The Wrong Turn Tavern - Keremeos, BC
Wednesday, October 14 - Café Deux Soleils - Vancouver, BC
Thursday, October 15 - Logan's Pub - Victoria, BC
Friday, October 16 - The Vault - Nanaimo, BC
Saturday, October 17 - Char's Landing - Port Alberni, BC
Tuesday, October 20 - Jamie's Rainforest Cafe - Tofino, BC
Friday, October 23 - Royal Canadian Legion#66 - Lillooet, BC
Wednesday, October 28 - The Wrong Turn Tavern - Keremeos, BC
Thursday, October 29 - The Elite - Penticton, BC
Saturday, October 31 - Ellison's Market - Nelson, BC
Saturday, October 31 - Newkey's Place - Crawford Bay, BC
Wednesday, November 4 - Infinitea - Fernie, BC
Thursday, November 5 - The Green Door, KIMBERLEY, BC
Friday, November 6 - Elk and Oarsman - Banff, AB
Saturday, November 7 - Good Earth - Canmore, AB
Monday, November 9 - DV8 - Edmonton, AB
Tuesday, November 10 - The Ironwood - Calgary, AB
Wednesday, November 11 - Vangellis - Saskatoon, SK
Thursday, November 12 - McNally's Tavern - Regina, SK
Friday, November 13 - The Jam Space - Lemberg, SK
Saturday, November 14 - The Double Decker - Brandon, MB
Sunday, November 15 - TBA Studios - Winnipeg, MB
Wednesday, November 18 - From The Grind Up - Fort Frances, ON
Thursday, November 19 - The Apollo - Thunder Bay, ON
Friday, November 20 - Serendipity Gardens - Rossport, ON
Saturday, November 21 - Loplops - Sault Ste Marie, ON
Thursday, November 26 - Speakeasy - Sudbury, ON
Friday, November 27 - Griffin Pub - Bracebridge, ON
Saturday, November 28 - The Garnet - Peterborough
Tuesday, December 1 - Call The Office - London, ON
Wednesday, December 2 - Phog Lounge - Windsor, ON
Thursday, December 3 - Faux Pop Station - Goderich, ON
Friday, December 11 - Le Grand Balle Salé - Brussels - BE
Sunday, December 13 - Lava Café - Brussels - BE
Tuesday, December 15 - Le Pop-IN - Paris - FR
Thursday, December 17 - Da Emilia - Torino - Italy
Sunday, December 20 - Botz - Torino - Italy
Wednesday, December 23 - Twiggy - Varese - Italy
Saturday, December 26 - Arci Canara - Verona - Italy
Thursday, December 31 - Da Livia! - Borgo Stremiz - Italy
Sunday, January 3 - Da Vicenzo - Modena - Italy
Monday, January 4 - House Concert - Bologna - Italy
Tuesday, January 5 - The Battle of Castello Don Pears - Verona - Italy
Wednesday, January 13 - 7(7) - Metz - FR
Thursday, January 14 - House Concert - Karlsruhe - DE
Saturday, January 16 - House Concert - Viersen - DE
Sunday, January 17 - Ehrenfeld - Koln - DE
Friday, January 22 - New Year's Drink - Gent - BE
Saturday, January 23 - House Concert - Berlin - DE
Friday, January 29 - Gourmand - Brussels - BE 

More Postcards From Canada

Just a quick note to say that the past few months have been awesome, and Erik and I have finished the Canadian part of the world tour! Every time I drive across the country I have this "against all odds" kind of feeling that is a blend of my own penchant for melodrama and an acknowledgement of how big this country really is! And of course, starting on one end of the country in one broken car and finishing at the other end in a completely different broken car; never really knowing where you're going to sleep; scraping by, living large; spoiling yourself when you can, searching for meaning in the blank stare of reality when you can't; meeting new friends, hanging on to the old ones... Well it all has a way of accelerating the pace of life and leaving me dumbfounded at the end of it! Erik took lots of pictures along the way and so I leave them with you in no particular order as a reflection of what our short-term memories feel like at the moment :) For privacy reasons, there are no pictures of the countless humans that helped push as along the way - but if it were just trees, mountains, highways, clouds, funny roadside attractions and puppy dogs, we would probably still be back in BC and not very far from home. Every one of these pictures conjures up a handful of names of the people that we're so very grateful to have met along the way and, if you're reading this, we can't wait to see you when we get back in the summer! THANKS!