So it's been just over 2 weeks since I arrived home after the mammoth cross Canadian tour with the Russ Rosen band. Over 10,000kms crossing every province between BC and Quebec totalling 130hrs of driving!
Post tour blues? Not really. I don't miss not being able to sleep on the bus as we hurtle through prairies in the middle of the night on the badly laid roads. I also don't miss having to load in, set up, and soundcheck our own PA system after said drive. I don't miss playing to 6 people at said gig after said drive... You get the idea. However it wasn't at all a bad experience, far from it. So here are some of the things I do miss about being on the road: meeting new people, seeing new places, playing music every other night, the odd free beer, the ban(d)ter etc And as a result of the tour I have a few more dates in the diary with guys, most recently playing at Canada Place for Canada day which was good fun!
Upon arriving back July has really picked up music wise with a bunch of gigs with new artists including Mojo Groovin' and Harry Calaway. Mojo Groovin play awesome jazz/funk with an emphasis on classic Hammond style RnB in th style of Jimmy Mcgriff and Grant Green. Harry Calaway is a well known face on the Vancouver and BC music scene with his fantastic Hendrix inspired rhythm n soul blues show. I am very much looking forward to the upcoming gigs with these guys and hope the August turns out to be just as busy!
I'm also in the process of putting together my own band with the aim of performing original material I have been working on over the last few years. I'm very excited about this and have some absolutely killer musicians lined up to help make it happen!
Thanks for reading!
10/3/2023 08:23:17 pm
Thanks for the poost
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