Posted on: Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

Friends, it’s been a while since the last update!  Sorry about that, we’ve been very busy, but really that’s a poor excuse.  I’ll try to keep this brief and only talk about stuff that’s kind of interesting.

First of all, we’re coming up on our last shows of 2013. The 29th and 30th in Revelstoke, BC.  That will put to rest a big year for us.  We released our second album, LeBoeuf, we’ve toured Canada a couple times (which was great as usual), and played some great festivals. Now we’re looking forward to spending some time at home and getting some writing done.  A few new songs in the works already!

Exciting things coming up:

We recorded a couple traditional tunes done our way whilst in Montreal this fall.  Our pal, Mike Ardagh, is doing his masters in recording engineering at McGill, and he had some studio time from midnight to 7am, so we got in there and had a great time recording a couple tunes live off the floor.  It’s been a while since pulling an all-nighter like that.  And completely sober to boot!  Should have those for you before the Holidays we’re hoping.

Also we in the midst of booking the spring, and also some summer festivals are starting to come through.  We’ll have to see how that shapes up, but from here it’s looking like it’ll shape up nicely.  If there’s somewhere you’d like to see us, get in touch and maybe we can put our heads together and make that happen.

On a serious note, our beloved Kevin Bertram (Bass) will be moving on to another stage of his life.  He’s headed back to Montreal to pursue another passion of his: raw food.  It looks like he’s got some exciting opportunities there and we’re all very happy for him.  It’s been a great 4 and a half years of playing with him, and the band has come a long way since we all lived together in a dingy Montreal apartment. Kevin lived on the couch, as he didn’t see the need for a door or bed at that time in his life.  We started learning our craft on the stages of Montreal and quickly picked up some steam and started heading east and west.  Since then it seems like we’ve been all over the place together!  Kevin will be missed as a bass player and traveling companion and we wish him all the best in his future endeavors.  It kind of feels like writing an obituary, but he’s far from dead. If you’re ever in Montreal, look him up. He’ll be somewhere eating well.

As for what’s next for the band in the bass department, we’ve got some exciting news that we’ll share with you later.

Thanks for all the love and good times folks, we’ll be seeing you shortly – More fired-up than ever.

Credit: Ross Millar

Credit: Ross Millar

Keep in touch,

Steve

 

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