Other Folks' Music

Mastering work

Other than chipping away at my own record and performing, this year I have been doing a little what you might call pro bono mastering work. I had the great pleasure of mastering the latest record from Wichita Trip, one of Vancouver’s best country bands (check out some of the tracks here). Congrats on a great record WT!

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I’ve also had the great pleasure of mastering a track for my good buddies Normal For Once (check it out here) -- this is a track I have known for years and have played live many times, so it was fun to hear the mix and to apply the spit and polish. Thanks for thinking of me dudes!

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Saw a show/played a show

Friday, May 1, my buddy Ezra and I saw Laura Repo @ The Local. Great show! Two sets, lots of fun, met some nice people. Her band was great, although the bass player had some cable problems early on. I had an absolute blast that night. So glad I went.


Then Saturday, Yawn and I hosted Penultimate Saturday @ the Renaissance Cafe, featuring Ramblin’ Rose, Kyp Harness, The Marquis De Amberfish, and Ruth Jenkins. Yawn and I each played a brief set, and Soo Joyce accompanied me with backing vocals and (lucky me) played the saw!!! Yes! We said one last goodbye to the Renaissance, and Randy and Keelan cracked open the bubbly! Thanks guys.


Princes of Pot

I'm diggin' on the fine sounds of the Tall Brothers these days. Tom Small has written and recorded a bunch of tunes in support of legalizing medicinal marijuana (and other types of use too) on a CD that can only be described as "political swing", although beware that that description is my own invention. With Bill Small singing lead, and Tommy playing bass and singing backup, not to mention the fine work of the supporting cast, the songs flow like melted butter. And you know what kind of butter I'm talking about! Check them out at this myspace page or that myspace page. Great tunes boys!

Finding Dyad on MySpace

Got back from Vancouver last week; while I was there saw Dan Small (one-take Dan), and we recorded a couple of things. He told me Shiho (the violinist from Green Achers) just had a baby! So I'm tracking her down to see what's up. I found her band's page on MySpace, and their home page www.dyadband.ca. They are great! Kori and Shiho (I don't know Leah, but she's great too) had something good going on right from the start, and I guess they are making waves at folk festivals. Cool!