Well, it's mid-February, but the apocalyptic weather patterns we've been having make it feel like spring here in southern Ontario, and with all the new projects springing up in my musical family, it certainly feels like spring is in the air.
Since the completion of our 12 month-running Ladies in Waiting residency at Not My Dog, the ladies went into high gear working on their individual projects.
Here's what I have to report:
Valentine's day marked the release of the official music video for the song Gravity, from my 2010 release, Mayflower. Be sure to check out this beautiful video, directed by Alanna Marie Nish, shot and recorded live on location in a beautiful setting just north of Toronto. The video features Cindy Doire on bass, Pat Phillips on drums, Sara Fitzpatrick on fiddle, Jay Swinnerton on guitar, Jenny Allen on washboard and even my publicist, Joelle May, making her performance debut on shakers. A big thanks to everyone involved, but especially to Alanna Nish and her wonderful crew! Check out the link below or watch it on the music tab of this site.
Check out the video, pass it on, and let us know what you think! http://youtu.be/Fe_sYYzinsA
Valentine's day also marked the first day of tracking for my new upcoming album, Fire Breathers. This collection of forbidden love songs will feature the talents of Luke Stackhouse on bass, Pat Phillips on drums, Jay Swinnerton on lead guitar and more special guests to come. An album whose themes are taken from the darkest but sweetest parts of the heart, you can expect Fire Breathers to sing you a love-lullaby and then rock you like the one that got away. Recording in the beautiful live room at River 16 studio in my hometown, I'll be posting lots of updates over the next month as we do our best to raise money to finish the album. Come back and visit for behind-the-scenes fun as well as prizes and giveaways!
Check out River 16: www.river16.com
Faye Blais, who is enjoying a tour in sunny Australia right now with the killer all-girl trio, Jungal, is releasing her 3rd and highly anticipated album, On the Brightside. This is sure to be a sunny addition to your album collection -- having toured and played with Faye Blais on and off for over 2 years now, I know how much work has gone into this from the ground up, and the songs are AMAZING. I can't wait to hear it. I'm also happy to report that Faye will be back in Canada soon for spring and summer touring.
Check her out! www.fayeblais.com
Andrea Ramolo & Cindy Doire have been hard at work in the studio and are currently putting the finishing touches on the debut release from their new collaboration - Scarlett Jane. The new project features the talent of some of Ontario's finest musicians, including Gary Craig (drums), Ryan Webber (bass) and Greg Cockerill (guitar). Produced by Stew Crookes at the Woodshed in Toronto, you can expect powerful vocal lines and harmonies, racy lyrics and a rockin' band. Look out for Scarlett Jane's debut album in May.