Where to begin….
So I am off the road with The Jimmyriggers. We just finished up a 10 date, 12 day tour of southern Ontario. We had a pretty great time with tonnes of friends made, and old ones re-visited.
The venues went from amazing and inspiring ( The L Lounge in Kitchener, The Dakota Tavern in Toronto, Elmdale House in Ottawa, The MoHo in Peterborough) to strange and bizarre ( Double B Ranch in Woodstock, ON ). Even through the ‘new’ country vibe and some of the strangest clientele, we were able to keep our composure and deliver a great show. We even had fun considering the white supremacist lady we met at the super 8 motel(who found it strange that we didn’t agree with her skewed view of black people).
Of all the touring I have done: this was one of the best.
For now, I am home for a week and prepping for a week on the road with CerAmony. This time up we are heading north to perform as part of a walk to protest the proposed uranium mining in Mistissini, QC. This is something I have been looking forward to doing for awhile now. I always get excited to hit the road with these boys and perform the music of CerAmony. The support the band always receives is overwhelming and a real treat.
I will have more local shows as well and I have just up-dated my tour schedule. For all my dates, including venues, addresses, and phone numbers just click on the link at the top of my home page.
Here is the video portion of my appearance with The Jimmyriggers in Montreal on The Kaufman Show, 990 AM on March 19th, 2012. It was a great interview, and a lot of fun. We had a blast!
So I have been playing alot of country music lately (http://thejimmyriggers.com, http://marshallcountry.com ) as well as revisiting my vinyl collection in an attempt to escape the onslaught of auto tune, bad lyrics, and unimaginative song concepts, that pours from the airwaves out of buildings and cars and into the streets.
As a result I have been reminded of some great acts and exposed to a new one. I’m not going to get wordy even though blogs are supposed to be wordy.
The first is to send you over to check out Starvin Hungry which is a re-release by brothers Glenn and John Milchem. They were The Black Keys and White Stripes before anyone thought a duo of drums and guitar could kick some serious ass.
The second is a great video of my latest favourite country band, The Blue Shadows. Hailed as “the band that scared Nashville” and boy did Nashville have something to be scared of. If a band from a town like Vancouver can produce a sound like this then who knows what else there could be.
Ladies and Gents: The Blue Shadows
Enjoy the escape!