And the wheels keep turning...
It's 6:40 am ET as we fly down the Quebec highways on route to our next gig.
My bandmates are peacefully asleep and contributing some of their finest works to our "Snorechestra". Our trusty and multi-talented driver 'G-Tone' sings quietly to himself up front while I enjoy the genius and force of nature that is Mr.Jeff Buckley through my earphones.
I'm somewhat ashamed to admit it but this is the first time I've really dug into Jeff's music. Like so many, I'm haunted by his ethereal vocals and immense talent, one that threatens to jump out of my earbuds and strangle my soul with his musical beauty.
I'm not ashamed to admit I have tears in my eyes at this very moment, his inspired melodies are reminding me yet again why I've chosen this life path so many times before.
This is tour #5 of the year, a year that's seen me play more shows than ever before and we're only 7 months in. I'm smiling from ear to ear, IT'S REALLY BEEN THAT MUCH FUN:) !!!!
My last post came on the heals of my first ever solo tour, (#3) one that overwhelmed me in every sense of the word by its scope and life lessons.
I barely had time to catch my breath while taking in the unfamiliar surroundings of my new home before commencing my next adventure.
That one was with fellow finger stylist 'Calum Graham'.
We played and sang our hearts out and somewhere during the shared journey, became brothers. Performing alongside Calum was a dream come true and I grew so much as a musician as a result.
After that stint it was straight into the bus for the first ever cross Canadian Cocaine Moustache tour.
This is my band of brothers, my best friends and some of the funniest and genuine people I've ever known. This band works it's ass off to create some really badass music. I'm so proud of our achievement and level of execution on this tour. Night after night we have played our best and won over the crowd.
Next up I'll be performing at the Metallion festival in northern B.C. with all 3 of my main projects.
Both my bands are featured headliners and I've also been asked to perform a solo acoustic set. I can't think of a better way to celebrate this wonderful year of music then by getting the opportunity to fire off all my canons on the same weekend:)