Thank You, Ontario

We’re back home in Montreal, and we have quite a few local shows coming up in the next few weeks, but before we tell you about them we first want to thank everyone who made the second half of our tour through Ontario the success that it was. We will be adding several of these names with links to their websites on our Friends page sometime in the next couple of days.

Toronto: Thank yous go out to The Swamp Yankees for letting us open for them at The Dakota Tavern, Geoffrey Glen Marshall and the entire Marshall’s Family for a fabulous night of old time country at Graffiti’s, The James Clark Institute and the wonderful staff at Mitzi’s Sister, the countless friends who opened their doors and offered us a place to stay, and CityTV for airing a live performance of “Dead Man’s Pedal” to close their news cast last Wednesday night;
Woodstock: Thank you, I guess, to everyone at the Double B Ranch for an … interesting night, and to the crazy lady at the motel for making it even more uh … interesting … Oh yeah, thank you to LA Music in Brantford for letting an out-of-province musician rent a bass amp;
Kingston: Thank you to The Tom Savage Trio for helping us put this show together, and the amazing staff at The Toucan, and of course thank you to the Sargeant’s for being so welcoming and hospitable

Thank you also to Angela Potvin for helping us book the tour, and lastly thank you Dave Kaufman for working behind the scenes, making phone calls and sending out emails on our behalf, drumming up media interest as our publicist, while fending off attacks from Montreal’s police force. Without him we don’t appear either on CityTV last Wednesday, or on CTV’s The Beat in Kitchener (air date to be confirmed).

So there you go. We will posting some photos to our Facebook page over the next few days, and as I mentioned earlier we have some local shows coming up starting Friday June 8th at Grumpy’s on Bishop Street in Montreal. For more dates, check out our Shows page.

Have a great week, everybody!

5 down, 5 to go

It’s a beautiful day in Windsor. Victoria Day. The unofficial kick off to Canadian Summer. And what a start! We are halfway through our latest tour of Ontario. Five shows down, five to go, with a few surprises left up our sleeves. Such as …

Despite a scheduling error, we ended up booking a tenth show. On Tuesday May 22 come see us at the Dakota Tavern. We will be opening up for The Swamp Yankees, and City TV will be there to film us. I’m still not sure when the footage will air, but as soon as we find out we will let you know.

On Wednesday we drive back to Kitchener to film a spot for the regional CTV program The Beat which will air on Saturday May 26 at 6:30 pm in the Kitchener-Waterloo region.

And don’t forget to come see us at the Double B Ranch in Woodstock on Friday May 25, and at The Toucan in Kingston on Saturday May 26. The other shows we’re playing in Toronto are still listed on our Shows page.

And in case you’re wondering how we’ve been doing so far through the first five shows, here are a few videos taken at the Elmdale House Tavern in Ottawa, and at the Phog Lounge in Windsor (there will be photos uploaded to our Facebook Page upon our return):

Have a great week everybody!

P.S. We have an incredible team working with and supporting us over the course of this tour, and we cannot thank them enough. First and foremost among them is the fifth Jimmyrigger, working the phone lines behind the scenes, contacting all of the media and press on our behalf. He even drove out to Ottawa to see us at the Elmdale last Thursday night. I can’t name him just yet, but he knows who he is and we want to let him know how appreciative we are of all his hard work.

Some people we can thank by name are:
Peterborough: Matt and Trevor at the MoHo, Kendall Sullivan for sharing the stage with us, and our old friends Jessica, Steve, and Marty for keeping us company post-show, and the staff at Trent Radio;
Ottawa: Nat, Ginette, and Mike at the Elmdale House Tavern, and Kat for being so inviting to both us and Miss Quincy, and Martha and Richard at CKCU;
Kitchener: Alan and Joseph at the L Lounge, the Steves and Graeme, and the ol’ standbys Mary and Marty;
Sarnia: Leo and Bobi-Jo at Coffee Lodge, Mary-Helen at John’s Diner, and Jennifer at Ups and Downs, you were all incredibly hospitable and sold us on Sarnia, and Matt McNeill on K106.3;
Windsor: Tom and Joe at The Phog, every member of The Locusts Have No King, particularly Tara Watts for being such a wonderful hostess (our doors are always open to you in Montreal), and Allison Brown on CJAM.