It's the day after the JUNO weekend in Calgary. It's always a thrill to be a part of a weekend that comes with such prestige and publicity, as well as getting to rub elbows with industry folk from across the country.
The highlight of the weekend came on Saturday morning when Blake and I attended a brunch hosted by the Six Shooter Records folks. The two of us were asked upon our arrival if we'd play a couple of tunes, and we accepted. At the last moment we thought we'd throw in our rendition of "Summer Wages" by Ian Tyson. Unbeknownst to us, Holgar Petersen was there – owner of Tyson's label, Stony Plain Records. It came as a bit of a surprise, and had we been aware, we certainly wouldn't have had the stones to sing it. As it often goes, naivety was a gift, and Holgar gave thanks and compliments for our performance.
Now it's back to work, and back to the stage. This week has a few performances that I'm excited for. Thursday at Casino Regina for a Brighter Futures for Children Fundraiser, Friday in Gravelbourg with my friends Megan Nash, Scott Richmond and Jobi Nichol and Saturday in Winnipeg with Blake to open for Quinton Blair. More info on the Shows page.