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Fall has been a super busy time for me so far and there’s lot’s of exciting stuff happening right now, so let me share a bit with you my friends.
- My good friend and notoriously gifted/prolific song writer David Myles released his latest record this month, and I’m proud to have played on it. It’s a disc that shows the love he has an influence he’s taken from all sorts of Brazilian and African music, but without sounding derivative and cheesy with the “world music” label attached to it. It’s a record of beautiful songs that sound distinctly like him which is such a good refreshing thing to hear. The drums and percussion were recorded for the most part in my living room which was a super fun challenge, and ended up working out great.
- I’m working feverishly away on a bunch of really interesting things for the upcoming new Royal Wood record. He and producer Dean Drouillard have a very cool perspective on how they want to make this one, and I’m thrilled to be a part of it. I get to go to work every day at the studio Â and see how weird I can get before it’s too weird. I’m a lucky man.
- I’m playing at the Glen Gould theatre next week with Doug Paisley. His latest record Constant Companion has been on permanent rotation in our house for the past year, and I’m really excited to get to play at a beautiful venue like the GG with him. October 29th if you’re around toronto.
- I’m producing a record for a really great artist named Kirsten Scholte. Look her and keep an eye on her. Amazing songs with a such a natural endearing voice. She’s awesome, and I’m really looking forward to starting work with her in a couple weeks.
- Joshua Cockerill and the band are headed back in to the studio to make a record with Chris Stringer. A whole bunch of my favorite humans all hanging out and playing great songs all day sounds good to me. We made Josh’s last record about 3 years ago now which is crazy, and after 5 cross Canada tours for it, it’s time. He written so many amazing songs, it’ll be really interesting to se which ones make the cut.
- I’m still making weird music. And a lot of it. trying to sneak in an hour a day for pure experiments and fun having in my little lab. Here’s the start of a beat from the other day.
- last Â but not least, here’s a very in depth review of my record, over at the sound vat blog. Have a look see.