We’re ramping up for summer here at Jones & Co. Joel’s just returned from a very successful cross-Canada tour supporting The Park Avenue Sobriety Test – so fun to see Mo return to the stage after her opening set to play guitar in Joel’s band. Mo’s Plaskett produced In My Dreams is slotted for release in the UK, Ireland and Germany in September, so after some summer festivals she’ll hit the road again. The prolific David Myles has just delivered TWO records to be released in TWO different territories in September and he’s getting ready to hit the road again for shows that include Canada Day in Ottawa and the Montreal Jazzfest. Gordie arrives home next week for the 6th Annual Gordie Sampson Songcamp where we’ll meet 5 new writers (new to us!). There will be a handful of rare Gordie Sampson shows over the summer and the rest of the time he’ll be working with Port Cities on their new record – can’t wait!
Many of you have also probably seen our always inspiring trailblazer, T. Thomason, in the news as of late giving a voice to the trans youth of Canada and beyond. They also recently released a demo entitled, “Sally (be my spirit guide)” which you can listen to here.
This week, we’re off to the Casino NS Artist in Residence finals on Friday night to see what promises to be an amazing line up of Nova Scotian musicians, including Songcamp’s own Kyle Mischiek and the very talented camp newcomer, Reeny Smith. We’re all excited to welcome Reeny to Songcamp this year.