Updated: Feb 1
I seem to have spent most of January glued to my computer seeking out venues across North America and pinging emails back and forth on subjects as fascinating as audience expectancies and travel costs, but I’m proud to say my tour of the USA and Canada is now finally locked in. And somewhere between doing all that I’ve somehow found the time to play a gig or two.
So as it stands it all kicks off in the Big easy (New Orleans) around the end of June, before I make my way up North America via Memphis, Nashville, St Louis, Chicago, and Detroit. Before crossing the border into Canada with shows confirmed in Toronto and Montreal. It’s then back across the border to play in New York before finishing up in the capital Washington DC. All in all the tour will span 33 days with a total of 10 gigs booked in so far and more still to be confirmed. In other words it’s going to be epic, and probably a lot of hard work! For a full listing of venues you can go to the live page of my website by clicking here.
Many of you who follow me on my Facebook page will notice I’ve updated my promo pictures with some stunning images courtesy of the photographer CK Goldiing. These pictures were part of his project to photograph 100 unsigned musicians in the capital while living off what ever funds they were willing to donate. This seemed to me a wonderful challenge and one I was happy to be part of. I’m glad to say he has now completed the project, the results of which you can find on his website.
I also played my first gigs of the new year, the first being a show at The Stage door in Waterloo, a great watering hole for the locals of the area, and a gig at Proud Camden. They both tuned out to be a great start to the year and I’m looking forward to my next gig on the 4th of Feb at Folk Modern up stairs at the Ritzy cinema in Brixton.
And last but no means least I’ve been in front of the camera again and recorded a rendition of ‘Cigarette Blues’ taken from my album ‘Broken Man’ out now. Enjoy.