Touring, Recording, and having the time of my life!

November 8th, 2014

Hey Everybody! How’s things? I don’t know where to start! We have been going non stop since August! We had a great Western Canadian tour this fall and on the way home we found the Bottega Studio in Kelowna thanks to our friend Michael Donley. Before I knew it I was back on the road to go track my new album there, and I have to say it was one of the most amazing experiences of my life.

Not only is the place magical with its alpacas, owls, big beautiful trees full of woodpeckers, and it’s ponds and frogs and crickets, it was an absolute pleasure working with a team of such good and talented people, in such an amazing studio full of my dream instruments. To Mike Donley, thank you for bringing us to Bottega! Not only did you make it possible for me to come to this beautiful place to make my record, you filled my heart with amazing music on 45’s and 8 tracks that will change my life forever! John Ellis, I can’t thank you enough for pulling this off! It was an absolute pleasure working with you as producer and as always it was amazing to hear you play the shit outta all those beautiful instruments! Thank you for helping me make this record happen! Nick Stecz, It was wonderful working with you! You’re full of amazing ideas and I hope we can play together again someday soon! You can hit drums to my stuff any time 🙂 Jamie Prentice, It was an absolute pleasure working with you as engineer! Thanks for singing BG’s on Fools. I can’t wait to work with you again! Jesse, who knew the care taker was such a talented Banjo player!? We had a blast with you! Thank you for playing on Shoe and for sharing your space with us and showing us great time! To Dana, I’m so glad you were able to make it down! Thank you for helping us document our experience and for singing some BG’s along the way 🙂 To my amazing and supportive husband John Antoniuk. Words will never tell you how much i appreciate what you’ve done for me and what you do for me. Thank you for taking me back to Kelowna and helping me make this record. I couldn’t have done any of it without you. I love you.

I’ll be keeping you all posted as to when to expect to hear something from the new album!

This November we are back at the Cameron House in Toronto every Wednesday from 6pm-8pm! With Snacks! And a brand new duets album! It’s so great to be back at the Cameron. It’s like we have to come to Toronto just to feel like we’re at our local pub. A huge thanks to our Torontonian hosts Lee Fraser and Stephen Jones. You have given us a home away from home and we are forever grateful to you for your overwhelming support!

I will also be hosting Chick Pickin’ Mondays this November at Grumpy’s Bar in Montreal! And, we’ll be playing in and around the area so check out our tour dates for details. I’d like to thank Creative Saskatchewan , SaskMusic and the Saskatchewan Arts Board for supporting our endeavours and making this all possible. Until next time!

One Comment

  1. Hi Jen and John of the full moon rising tour at the Thurber House, Nanaimo. It was such a pleasure to meet you two at Rhonda’s place. Loved your sweet concert, even when we interrupted the concert with a photo op of you folks against a beautiful, orangey blue moon! Best to you and would love to get your latest cd. Blessing, Roz McKenzie


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