The past few weeks have been super busy round here, and there are a couple things I’d love to share with you if you’d be so kind as to check them out?
Los Cabos is a fantastic drum stick company from New Brunswick, and I’m extremely fortunate to be recently added to their artist roster. I’ve mentioned it here before, but I have a huge issue with destroying brushes on a sometimes nightly basis for some freakish and expensive reason. I’ve now been using the LC brushes for a week and a half at a bunch of gigs and lots of recording, and wonder of wonders they’re still intact and feeling great. That’s a good sign. I’m proud to support a Canadian company with ideals and quality product like they have. Check out their website, and a nice blog post they put up to welcome me to the family.
The Outlanders is a band I’ve had the pleasure of playing in for the past few years with not only some of the best musicians I’ve worked with, but the best humans in general. We’ve been holding court every monday night at the Orbit Room for a few months now and it’s a real honour to be doing the coveted slot that for over a decade belong to Kevin Breitt. Here’s a couple videos from a night a few weeks ago shot on an iphone by our good friend and equally talented musician/human Mark Hart.
My own stuff is coming along slowly but surely now as well. Dean Drouillard and I have both been working on each other’s records, and it’s a lot of fun. Like this –
Wasn’t that fun? I think so. Ok fine.
What else? It’s been a while, I’m sorry. I sent off 2 tunes today to 2 artists I really love and respect, and hopefully some good collaborating is going to come of it. Sometimes I need to realize when it’s time to let something go to someone else who could do exactly what was in my head, because I lack the technical ability to do it myself. I’ll keep you posted.