After all these years living in Manitoba, just a stone’s throw from the border, I’m finally heading south to play a show in Minnesota. What’s more this is a FREE show put on by the hard working people at Manitoba Music who have taken it upon themselves to help get people in the US listening to Canadian independent music. Know anyone in Minneapolis? Send them to 7th St Entry on November 4th at 7pm.
I’ve been writing a lot of songs lately and I think I’ll make a new record this winter if all goes according to plan. In the meantime, I’m touring the east coast of Canada solo next week – September 27 – October 4. Come hear some new songs. I love touring so much! See you soon.
I received a phone call earlier today letting me know that my latest record, Fireball had been long listed for a 2014 Polaris Music Prize. Somehow the machinery responsible for tallying the final count last week made a mistake, so rather than a list of 40 records, Polaris will be a list of 41 this year. Amazing! I like the idea of being left off the list and still getting into the party. Suits me just fine.
Either way, I am grateful for this unexpected recognition of my work and to the many music journalists across Canada who gave Fireball this rare distinction. Thanks folks.