It's been far too long since I've updated this page, but it's not for lack of stories.
Those of you who have kept up with us on FACEBOOK will know that we kicked off our 12 week summer tour by crashing our Van into a Deer in North Dakota. The band was all ok, however the Deer was dead on impact, and the accident left our Van pretty mangled, and left us stranded in Minot North Dakota for a few days.
Needless to say, it was a bit of a setback, but with a little help from our friends, and positive vibes from people all over the country, we got back on track, had a killer summer playing festivals, bars, house concerts, and all kinds venues reaching far North and West across our great country. We even got a new name for our trusty (sorta) touring van: DEERSLAYER.
Since returning to Toronto, I have been busy in the studio working away on my 4th album with the amazing Derek Downham. We recorded the bed tracks back in June at Signal Path in Almonte, with the uber talented Ken Friesen (you may find him in the liner notes of many of your favorite Canadian records), and this fall we have been recording additional material right here in Toronto at Bunny Vs. Kitten in High Park with Phil Houston and Jeff Low. The new album is a bit of a departure for me, but I know a lot of people have been waiting for me to make this record for years. I'm getting back to my roots and recording an album on my first instrument - the piano. I'm very excited to share this with you, but not until next summer!!
In the meantime, I'm very excited to show you my brand new video for my song Round me Up courtesy of Derek Kneblewski! It features many of my great talented Toronto friends and I think we look pretty cool. Check it out!!
On a completely separate note, some of you may not know that I also front a pop band called HOT PEACH! We are brand new and about to head out on our first tour ever, as the support for cult favorite, The Cliks, on their US tour! We are proud to be releasing our first 7" record with Engineer Records (UK/US) and we're pretty excited to play some upbeat danceable pop music. All the dates are up on the shows page - the tour kicks off in NYC at Webster Hall for CMJ Music Marathon, and ends in Denver, CO at the Walnut Room.
Check you later!!!
Well we are closing in on the end of our Winter Western Tour and it's been a cold but lovely time, crossing this great country. We have kept warm thanks to some wonderful warm hearts and a few swank hotels with hot tubs. Big thanks to everyone who's come out to a show... we have just 4 left! Join us tonight in Lethbridge, Wednesday in Winnipeg, Friday in Thunder Bay and Saturday in Sault Ste. Marie!
April will bring us home to Toronto and soon after settling back in and sleeping off the long drive, it's back to the studio for me! I'm very excited to be recording an album completely dedicated to my piano-driven songs. Working with multi-talented, multi-instrumentalist, Derek Downham, this record is going to be a departure from what we've been doing recently, while getting closer to my roots - back to my original instrument. We'll be recording throughout April and May with the release date TBD.
Until then, you can find me this spring singing with the Ole Fashion at Opera Bob's and The Cadillac Lounge, or with the Sarah Burton Band at Dakota Tavern.
May the spring melt your winter blues away!!
Sarah and the boys!
After almost 2 years of shows together and live collaborations, the Ladies in Waiting have finally created something together that you can take home for a little taste sampler of all of us. This debut Ladies in Waiting release comes in the form of a love-song compilation, entitled, Lovesick. Just in time for Valentine's Day, the album is available NOW for online purchase, and in true Ladies in Waiting fashion, we will be releasing it in style, with a Valentine's themed concert at Lula Lounge.
Hosted by the amazing and one and only, Warren McGooey (known for his humour, his stage diving, and his ability to hustle the crowd), the night will feature performances by Lovesick Ladies, Cindy Doire, Andrea Ramolo, Melanie Brulee, Tricia Foster, Kristin Sweetland and yours truly, plus many special extras, including a burlesque dance performance by the amazing Pastel Supernova.
This is an early show, and reservations are recommended. Come early for dinner and the best seats in the house!
For more information and tickets, plus special pre-order prices on LOVESICK, click HERE.
Happy Valentines Day and hope to see you all there!
Happy new year!!!
It may seem that I've led a quiet fall season after spending a vigorous summer touring the country. In fact, I have been quite busy, getting ready for an even busier 2013! 2012 ended with 2 pieces of great news in particular: I've been lucky enough to join the cast and crew for another great run of John Cameron Mitchell's acclaimed Glam-Rock musical, HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, and I've been awarded a considerable grant from FACTOR to record my next album. I'm very excited and grateful for both of these things!
I'll share more with you on the upcoming album later, but for now, let's get our Glam on!
Opening Tonight - HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH (By John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask)
@ THE DRAKE HOTEL January 9th - 27th
For tickets and info please visit www.breathefeellove.com
Don't miss this amazing show! We have been working our butts off on this and it's an unforgettable story.
Wow!! So, we hit that $6000 goal and passed it by one beautiful dollar! Thank you so much to everyone who pre-purchased an album, donated money, or helped out by passing the word along!! I truly appreciate it! We are now in the very final stages of this album -- the mastering is being completed TODAY by the amazing Joao Carvhalo and tomorrow we ship it off for manufacturing! The T-shirts are getting done as a write this, and the tour is going to be underway in just shy of 2 weeks! Amazing.
Help us celebrate and kick-off the Fire Breathers tour with a very special full-band plus lots of guests show TOMORROW night at the Dakota Tavern. Our friends Meanwood will be opening up the night with their haunting outlaw folk music, and joining me on stage will be Jay Swinnerton, Luke Stackhouse and Pat Phillips (fresh off the road with Kayla Howran), the Scarlett Jane girls, Jenny Allen and Paul Reddick! Seriously, amazing!!
It all starts at 10 p.m. and goes right til 2 a.m. Don't miss it!