VINYL RELEASE TOUR SUCCESS!!

IMG_2604photo by Jeff Bonner / Tractorgrease Cafe, Chilliwack, BC

Aug 29/2016

It’s hard to believe that we played our final show for the summer last night!

It was really fun doing something different this time around. This August has been a great run of vinyl listening parties and performances. We would begin the evening by spinning some of our favorite vinyl albums that inspire us, then perform an acoustic set, and finally feature my new vinyl to cap things off. The portable record player (courtesy of Enver Hampton) was showcased front and center stage where the audience could see the music turning and playing for everyone’s enjoyment. Huge thanks to all the venues who hosted these events for us! Vinyl is certainly making a resurgence, and even folks who don’t have record players seem to be either taken back by familiar songs and sounds or discover something new and interesting. There is a certain closeness that you get from the process of playing vinyl. One where you are more involved with the music. The process of taking it out, placing it in the player, and turning it over half way through the album to complete the listening experience. It really created an environment where we could meet and mingle with the audience, answer questions, make connections with people and perform intimate acoustic sets. Thank you to everyone who came out to support us on our endeavors! We couldn’t have done it without you! Extra special thanks to Creative Saskatchewan for their continued support of my career! Also thanks to FACTOR Canada for all their support.

As I go through my photos I will be posting about some of our highlights so stay tuned!

Now we find ourselves back in Kelowna, with a few extra days to spare before we head home. The engineer from “This Life of Mine” came out to the show last night, and I don’t know, but I smell some studio time in the air!!
Could this be the beginning of another Jen & John album?

Jen

This project is funded in part by FACTOR, the Government
of Canada and Canada’s private radio broadcasters.

THIS LIFE OF MINE – CD RELEASE TOUR DATES!

Excited to announce the National CD release tour dates for “This Life of Mine“!
We’ll be heading out west in April and east in May. Hope to see you at a show! Please share the dates with friends that you think would like to come watch us play. All the Canadian shows are with a full band, and the 3 US dates are duo performances. See you on the road.

TLOM Release Poster - Multi Date - Full Tour

ONE MORE SHOW AT THE CAMERON HOUSE!

I can’t believe we are playing our last Wednesday at the Cameron House this week before we head back to Saskatoon!  We will surely be serving snacks again this week, and there are rumors of others also bringing snacks to share with everyone. Thanks to Genevieve and Danielle for your amazing maple pie last week! It was sooo delicious!  We have had a great time here in Toronto and I will be sad to go. I hope to return in November after I record my album with John Keane in Athens, Georgia this October. We have met so many wonderful people and seen so much great music, it has been a truly humbling experience. A special thanks to Cosmo Ferraro and the staff at the Cameron House for giving us such a great opportunity. I would also like to give a very special thanks to our hosts Lee Fraser and Stephen Jones for their amazing hospitality, their kick ass house concerts, and for making it possible for us to follow our dreams. To Melanie Brulee, It was so wonderful to meet you! Thank you for joining us and making our shows in Ottawa and Kingston rock and for hookin’ us up with a spot at the Painted Lady this Tuesday! It was so nice to meet all your friends and get to know you better. I’m so glad we were able to kick in for your new bike! Thanks for setting that up Jadea Kelly, it was wonderful to meet you too!

Hope to see as many of you out as we can for our last show this Wednesday the 28th from 6pm-8pm!

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