One of my best buds, Ethan Hulse released his album today, check it out - I listened to it 4 times yesterday.

You might remember him from the time he toured western canada with me and I told this ridiculous story about how he ordered a 'Wayne Gretzky' from Tim Hortons' secret menu only to be dissapointed.

 

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/0oiFM8FVTxAu0VwDMOq7df

iTunes: https://itun.es/us/D3Pncb

Youtube:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iXoDrNmelK8

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#ethanhulse

The Hip

This year has seen David Bowie, Prince and other renown musicians face their mortality and pass away.  Today I have seen news on my instagram and twitter feeds, while perusing through them, not wanting to start an early day that Gord Downie from The Tragically Hip has terminal brain cancer.  I was never the biggest Hip fan, if only that they were a band slightly before my time, but I have felt their purely Canadian legacy throughout my own life in small small ways.  It is a nod I think to an artist, and a band more than something 'I remember from highschool' - but to music that somehow spoke to and created a culture.

1. Beiseker Blazers - I had an assistant to the assistant coach one year playing Bantam hockey for the Beiseker Blazers.  He smelled like alcohol some early Saturday morning games, but he was probably my favourite coach, the most kind in my memory and I remembered that he played the drums and loved 'The Hip' - This was when I had fist started to play the drums, probably about grade 8, and I was happy that there was some mention of music in the hockey dressing room. I had no idea who 'The Hip' were - but I remember his eyes lit up and he unmemorably described how they were the best band that will ever live. Then one night in Golden, BC on a 'tour-stop rehearsal' in Golden , BC at The Rockwater - another band joins the bill, and sure enough Steve Richter is playing the drums, we put this all together, and I reminded him how much he loves the Hip.

2. Lucky Bar - Colin McTaggart's Kermode features Jason Nassichuk as the lead singer, and myself as the bass player. I remember how much Colins auroa oozed this music, and I had trouble understanding exactly how we were supposed to be, until I just sat back and repeated this bass line over and over and over and over.  After this I felt like I had my study in the music of The Hip. We played 'Nautical Disaster'

3. Rifflandia 2010 - I think it was 2010 Gord Downie played at Market Square, and I was there to see Hey Rosetta! obviously.  But that is the only time I felt this vibe, seasoned and still honest and very raw. I remember not really knowing Gord Downie at all, but respecting and admiring his vibe and his art.

 

Spring // Summer Shows

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Spring // Summer Shows

 

Very excited for a busy summer, tag a friend if they like this buffalo and want to come hang!

 

5/7 Toronto, ON – The Burdock (CMW)

6/2 Edmonton, AB – The Buckingham

6/3 Winfield, AB – Barn Burner

6/4 Calgary, AB – The Ironwood

6/5 Medicine Hat, AB – The Backyarder

6/6 Lethbridge, AB – The Slice

6/8 Whitefish, MT – The Great Northern

6/9 Rossland, BC – The Flying Steamshovel

6/11 Nelson, BC – Tiny Lights Festival

6/12 Nelson, BC – Tiny Lights Festival

6/16 Bellevue, WA – Bellevue Farmers Market

6/24 Abbotsford, BC – Field House Festival

7/1 Egmont, BC – Malibu Younglife Camp

7/16 Vancouver, BC – Vancouver Folk Music Festival

7/17 Vancouver, BC – Vancouver Folk Music Festival

7/28 Burlington, VT – Battery Park Concerts

8/2 Martha’s Vineyard, MA – Harbor Porch Series

8/4 Lincroft, NJ – Songwriters On The Beach

 

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#buffalo #showposter #vancouverfolkfestival #cmw #burdock #edmonton #calgary #medicinehat #lethbridge #rossland #whitefish #kalispell # lincroft #burlington #marthasvineyard #vineyardhaven #abbotsford #bellevue #younglife #malibu #malibu2016 #malibumonday #music

CBC Searchlight

I am a National Finalist in CBC Searchlight!

Thank you CBC Music for being awesome and selecting me and 'Blue Above The Green' as CBC Searchlight's Vancouver Island's Winner!*

Check it out and vote here: http://music.cbc.ca/#!/blogs/2016/5/Meet-the-Top-25-regional-finalists-from-Searchlight-2016

*music is a competition

#cbcsearchlight #cbc #mikeedelluvscbc #stilllife #victoria #yyjmusic #cordovabay #cbcmusic #cbcradio

Merch Help!

Myself and these fine gentlemen need your HELP!

 

We have some shows up the West Coast this week and I need a person or two to volunteer to help me with selling some merchandise 💿🎉! In exchange for your friendship 👫 and helpfulness I’ll hit you up with a new T-shirt:) 🇨🇦

 

4/11 – Tonight!!! Encinitas

 

4/12 – San Francisco

 

4/13 – Portland

 

4/14 – Seattle

 

4/15 – Vancouver

 

4/16 – Victoria

 

4/17 – Parksville, BC

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Thought About July Live Video

Thanks to Sjoerd, Vince and Jesse for playing, Matt Lineker and Wes Holmes for their video prowess.

 

2/16 McPherson, KS - Craft Coffee
2/17 Kansas City, KS - Folk Alliance
2/18 Kansas City, KS - Folk Alliance
2/19  Burlington, WI - Coffee House on Chesnut and Pine
2/20 Chippewa Falls, WI - Chippewa Falls Bible Church
2/22 Chicago, IL - House Show
2/23 Akron, OH - Annabell’s
2/24 Hamilton, ON - Homegrown Hamilton’s
2/25 Toronto, ON - The Cameron House
2/26 Kemptville, ON - The Branch
2/28 Montreal, QC - Le Cagibi
2/29 Winooski, VT - Monkey House
3/1 Fall River, MA - Sandywoods Center For The Arts
3/2 New York, NY - Bowery Electric
3/4 Philadelphia, PA - Tin Angel