Playing the Art Focus Artists’ Association’s 2023 Spring Art Show and Sale Opening Reception, this Friday (May 5th) from 7-9 PM. Please drop by and check out all of the talented artists!
Category: What’s New
“There To Now” – One World Music Radio
Thanks to Chrissie and Steve at One World Music Radio for all their help in spreading the word about my new album, There To Now! They set up a terrific artist page for me on their website along with an audio interview. Also on the page is a very sweet mini playlist that includes music from Mick Overmere, Steve Hewitt, Timea Göghova & Caro D’lirium, Thermo and Fiona Joy Hawkins as well as a couple tracks from my new record. So nice to be on a playlist with these talented artists — definitely going to be digging deeper into their new music. And lastly, Steve Sheppard’s review of There To Now beautifully encapsulates the album — very much appreciated!
“There To Now” – New Album
Just released my new album, There To Now! I truly feel this album (my seventh full length release) is some of the best music I’ve ever made. The record has ten tracks (five guitar-based instrumentals and five vocal tunes) and it draws on a fairly wide range of styles (mainly Jazz, Pop and Folk with a little bit of Classical and Rock as well). In the past, I’ve made music where it’s just me and myself alone in the studio, but There To Now absolutely could not have been made without the help of all those who worked on it. So a big thanks to Henrik Bridger (bass), Dave Patel (drums), Wendy Irvine (vocals), Bill McBirnie (alto flute and flute) and Ron Scott (vocals). And also thanks to my wife, Sonya, for the cover photography – never would have been able to compose the shot and definitely wouldn’t have been awake (and functioning) at the break of dawn!
If you’d like to check out the album, you can stream/download it here: There To Now
Art Focus’ Fall Art Show and Sale
So happy to be playing at this event tomorrow night (Friday, November 18th, 7-9PM). Please drop by and check out all of the great art!
’73 (Live in the Studio)
Like most writers, I find it tough to single out which of my tunes I like “better” than others. Some pieces are a true struggle to write and record and some just seem to flow right from the beginning. Some of my songs work great live and others, well, not so much. That said, ’73 is one of those pieces that, if you twist my arm, I’d put into the “like better” category. Here’s a live in the studio version of ’73. Thanks for taking the time to listen and I hope you like the music.
“Just Now” (Live in the Studio)
Here’s a live in the studio version of “Just Now” from my album, A Perfect Tomorrow. I released A Perfect Tomorrow back in 2000 and I’ve played “Just Now” on countless gigs — the tune always seems to push me to try and play/improvise something new. Thanks for listening!
“The Street Below” (Live in the Studio)
This is a live in the studio version of “The Street Below” from my debut album, Jamie Bonk. I wrote this tune all the way back in 1991 when Sonya and I were living in an apartment on a somewhat busy downtown Toronto street. We’re living in an apartment in Port Moody now, above a different (and thankfully calmer) street, but for me not a lot has changed. I still like looking at the traffic passing by, still like staying up way too late and I still like (even after 30 years!) playing “The Street Below”. Thank you for taking the time to listen and, as always, I hope you like the music.
“Little Bit” – Nominated for Best Acoustic Single (8th Annual OWMR Awards)
My single “Little Bit” has been nominated for Best Acoustic Single (8th Annual OWMR Awards)!
“Me and You” (Live in the Studio)
Here’s a live in the studio vocal version of my song “Me and You”. I recorded this originally as an instrumental on my album Who Said It Was Easy?, but I think it works pretty well as a vocal tune too. Hope you like the music!
Art Focus Artists’ Association Virtual Art Show “Visions and Vistas”
So happy to have my music and some shots with me playing around Port Coquitlam included in the Art Focus Artists’ Association of Port Coquitlam Virtual Art Show “Visions and Vistas”. Art Focus, Babylon Film Studios and Tri-Cities Community TV did fantastic work putting together the four videos which showcase over 80 original artworks. For more info, please visit artfocusartistsassociation.com