First off, a great thanks to everyone who attended the Tell the Band to Go Home show this week at the West End. I thoroughly enjoyed myself, and many of you have been kind enough to say the same. A special thanks to Dom for making it happen and for all of the great times this week. I’ve already seen 4 shows in the new building, and I’m looking forward to many, many more. If you haven’t checked it out yet, you simply must.
And what better way than to see one of Canada’s greatest living songwriters in a full night of amazing songs, stories, and guitar playing. Thursday night at WECC, the great Stephen Fearing takes the stage. If you’ve never seen Stephen live, you’re missing out on something special. Those of you who have seen him in his many appearances at WECC or the Folk Fest surely know what I’m talking about. As I’ve told you many times before, seeing Stephen at the Folk Fest back in the early 90s sent me down the long road to finding out what other amazing artists I was missing out on, and inspired me to want to share them with you so you wouldn’t be left out. What I’ve found out since then is that Stephen is one of the most humble, approachable, appreciative musicians out there, so it’s my great pleasure to be speaking with him again this Sunday. We’ll chat about his new home, his new record of mostly old material, his experiences at WECC, the new Blackie album which is slated to be recorded very soon, and much more.
I’ve also got another huge pile of great new music, including one that is surely this year’s Discovery of the Year award winner. Check it out this Sunday.
And, if you haven’t done so yet, check out the new look of tellthebandtogohome.com. The always great KK has teamed up with her talented brother Jason to give us a much needed makeover, and I think it looks fantastic. Not everything works like it will, and not many of the other pages have been updated, but take a peek at the home page and tell us what you think. I can’t say enough how much I appreciate the help behind the scenes, so let’s hear it for KK and Jason.
And thanks to all of you for sticking around and putting up with my ramblings. Your support and encouragement makes this the most rewarding unpaid job in the world.