It is with great joy that I announce the name of my new full length album coming out on May 2nd: BROTHERS.
I’ve heard it once said that releasing an Album is like giving birth. There is a lot of preparation that goes into making an album (in this case a little longer than 9 months…) before you get to share it with the world! This joy of the presentation is really months in anticipation! I will be sharing in a later post more of the themes and stories behind the 10 songs on this Brothers Album.
Please watch the promo Video below and share it with your friends! You can purchase Advance Tickets to the Ottawa and Toronto CD Release shows on the Shows page. Advance Ticket holders will be put into a draw to win a Brothers bundle at the Concert!
If I don’t see you at the CD Release shows I do hope to see you some time this summer when I across Canada and dip into the States to spread the music around. If you’d like me to come play at your Church and/or living room, send me a message and hopefully we can set something up.
From one Brother to another… I hope you are excited…because I am!
A musical buddy of mine Jesse Fex (you might remember him from the Dubstep Remix to Not That Different) and myself have been working on some new beats for awhile and have been slowly chipping away at a few songs. This is obviously a lot of fun for me as I normally don’t play or listen to “Dance Music”, but I’ve enjoyed the challenge and adventure in making these new sounds.
I hope this is getting you excited, because we are excited to share this song. Mark it in your calendar, Saturday January 18th, and then look for it on iTunes. Hopefully you can dance away any winter blues you have!
I’ve been blessed the past few summers to have spent some time in the States during the month of July. And this year will be no exception! I’m especially excited to connect and reconnect with some musician friends. If you haven’t heard of these folks yet, it’s time to check them out!
July 2 Charlottesville, VA @ St. Thomas Aquinas Church w/ Ben-David Warner July 3 Carmel, IN house show @ the McHaffie’s July 5 Bailey’s Harbour, WI @ CatholicFest July 7 Williamsville, NY, @ St. Gregory the Great Church w/ Alanna-Marie Boudreau
It has been 1 year ago to date since Sleeper, Rise was released. It has been an incredible year being able to share this Album with you. Here is just one testimony someone has shared with me about the album:
“Personally, I have been struggling a lot with forgiving a very close friend who hurt me very deeply. Your reflections about wounds and forgiveness hit really close to home and really impacted me. Throughout your performance, I just kept looking over at my other close friend who is involved and thinking, “How does he know this is what we needed to hear?” Your words and lyrics spoke much truth to my heart and I’m continuing to pray that the Lord will help me to forgive my friend. I wanted to make sure that you know how impactful and inspirational your music truly is. Thank you for your words, your lyrics, your inspiration, and your talent.”
I’ve been so blessed to travel this past year and hear many similar stories from people who have been impacted by this Album and concerts. In a previous post and video explaining the music video of Why This Had To Be, I’ve shared a bit about the heart of this album: for the broken, from the broken. It continues to be my prayer that others may find new life through forgiveness, as I know I have tasted atleast the first fruits of that journey. It’s humbling for me to hear testimonies like the one above, which encourage me to keep song writing and sharing honest music with others. I hope to have new music to share with you soon, maybe even as early this Summer (God Willing!) Stay tuned!
In the meantime, please help me celebrate the first Birthday of Sleeper, Rise with this DUBSTEP REMIX of “Not That Different” by Jesse Fex.
Not That Different (Jesse Fex Remix) is NOW AVAILABLE for digital download on iTunes and CD Baby
Special thanks to Studio Jaywall at jaywall.com for the graphic design.
Thank you again to all who have supported me and this Album! AMDG
July is going to be an exciting month travelling around the States with a great friend and singer/songwriter Kevin Heider for the “Happy Canada Day!” Tour. We’re heading to some States I’ve never been before, so I’m excited to cover new ground! Check out the Shows page and keep updated through Facebook and Twitter to follow our travels.
If you haven’t heard of Kevin or his music before, now is the time to check him out on his Website and on iTunes. You will not be disappointed!
During the Welcome Back Summer Tour (May 2012) we had a day off in Saint John New Brunswick and decided to set up the equipment in a basement and record some songs. Special thanks goes out to the George’s for their hospitality! Thanks to Kyle and Conor for playing, Nick for recording, and Jocelyn for filming. Enjoy these Saint John Sessions videos! (even an unreleased song called the “Technology Song“!)
We just wrapped up the last show of the Welcome Back Summer Tour in Arden Ontario with 60 awesome people! Here’s a short video clip of the last song played on the Tour: Higher Than A Kite in the Sky.
It’s somewhat sad to say the Tour is over because we had such a great time this past month. In 30 days we: made it through 8 provinces, drove 13835 kms, played 21 shows, ate over 36 Subway sandwiches, kept down all the Subway sandwiches, broke 2 guitar strings, got 1 speeding ticket, and met many many amazing people across this beautiful Country!
I would like to send out a huge thank you to Jim and Marilyn Boissonneault for lending us their van for the month! Also, a huge thank you to Larry at Sylvain Sound in Cornwall for setting us up with stellar sound equipment! Thank you to everyone who opened their homes and parishes and hearts with us this past month! If we didn’t make it to your town or church or house to play a show this tour, please send me a message and next time we’ll make it happen!
Keep posted for upcoming shows like this July when I’ll be heading south to join a good friend Kevin Heider for some shows in the USA! More details to come! Thanks again for a great Tour, and welcome back summer!