Happy December !
Well we still have a few weeks to go before we finish up with 2014 - but what a busy year !
The Acoustic Sessions tour from Ontario, out through the Prairies and all the way to Vancouver Island and back was long but great ! I decided to drive it myself this year - and other than a few harrowing experiences in the BC mountains - I had a great trip. I played a lot of music for a lot of new and familiar faces and saw the many majestic landscape changes across this great, big country of ours. I will be planning another Western Canada tour in the New Year as well as heading East at some point.
As far as new material goes, I have a big batch of songs that have been ready for recording for a while now, and I also wrote a few new ones on my trip. I think my plan is to split the songs into another stripped down acoustic album and a louder, rowdier band album. I will keep you posted as work gets going on those projects.
In the new year, I'm looking forward to performing at Voices Carry - a benefit for victims of violence and sexual assault (see Dates for more details) and I'm also looking forward to performing at the newly renovated Boathouse in Kitchener. In early February, I will be performing in Owen Sound at Mossy Gatherings with the talented Scott Fitzpatrick.
More 2015 shows and events are in the works - so please check back soon for updates !
Happy holidays everyone !
Happy September everyone !
Email me for house concert details @ lmariej@hotmail .com
The Acoustic Sessions CD release show SUN. SEPT. 7 at The Jane Bond in Waterloo !
On SUN. SEPT. 7, I will be releasing a brand new album called
The Acoustic Sessions at the Jane Bond in uptown Waterloo - with special guests, including Ottawa's Slo Tom (former Furnaceface frontman) plus a lot of local talent, including: Chris Boyne, Joe Dunn, Scott Fitzpatrick, Andy Miller, Steve Wood, Wendy Wright !
The admission price is $10 for the show and the CD !
Happy New Year News !
Happy New Year !
I am starting to do a new recording. It's going to be an acoustic retrospective. Very stripped down and available only at shows and from Busted Flat.
I am recording with Norman Blake (Teenage Fanclub) and will have Chris Boyne and a few other friends contributing.
Late spring/ early summer will see me start on the next studio album ! I have a bunch of new songs and I can't wait to get working on them !!
Thanks for all your supoort last year ! I am looking forward to seeing you all again out on the road !!
All Music Review
I am excited to post that Thom Jurek (Rolling Stone, Spin) has done a wonderful review of Down In the Dust for Allmusic.com !!
It is one of the best reviews I have ever received ! You can find it here !