Wow, what a winter it's been!
An abdominal issue that had been bothering me turned out to be cancer. I was operated on in December and had two tumours removed. The surgery was successful and I've recently been given a clean report. No further treatment necessary.
Earlier in December, I began recording my third CD with Dave Gunning producing. This is going to be my best yet! There are some great players on this CD including Thom Swift, Ray Legere, and Darren McMullen, who recently toured with David Francey. Dave Gunning and Scott Kelly are in the mixes too.
Now that I'm back to par health wise, I'm pushing to get this CD mixed and mastered, we are working on artwork and will get it off to manufacturing soon. Meanwhile, I've started booking gigs and am planning some release shows and tours.
I'm confident at this point that all is on track so I'm starting to forward requests for festival appearances and summer shows. If you feel that I may be a fit for your audience, please contact me. I'll start adding dates to my calendar soon.
If anyone is interested in hearing more about my medical journey, I've chronicled it. Go to my "Stories" page and read "Three Little Words."
Here are the links for my videos for Jimmie's Train, All Gone Now, and Something Happened, on You Tube. Just click a picture below to view the video. Check my media page for a new video with several songs taped at King Oak Live in Edmonton.
|Jimmie's Train||All Gone Now||Something Happened||King Oak Sessions|
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Thom Swift, Jim Dorie, David Fitzpatrick at the benefit for Mike Elliott