I want to extend my greatest Thanks and gratitude to all of the venues, promoters, bands, and people I met along the way on
The Freedom Sessions East Coast Tour.
You have all made this an amazing memorable and successful experience that will stick with me forever.
I look forward to returning back to the East Coast this Spring!
After the Launch Party on October 6th at the Rivoli
we packed our bags and loaded all the the gear and BSD merch into the VW and headed out on the road.
The first stop on the tour was the very 1st Fire Lite Music Sessions at the beautiful
Fronterra is located in Prince Edward County. This was one of the most beautiful settings I have had the honour of staying and playing in. I had the opportunity to camp in one of their luxury tents, relax, canoe, and cook outdoors.
We held a beautiful intimate fire lite harvest concert in the Burgen family's organic garden under the stars.
I want to thank Jens, the Burgen family, and crew at Fronterra for your generosity and hospitality.
From Fronterra we headed to the town of Perth, Ontario. The Hawk Vale Antiques and Old Stuff was closed but looked like a neat place!
Pulling into Perth on a Tuesday night after Thanksgiving weekend things in town were VERY quiet , but didn't stop the Golden Arrow Pub from Rocking.
Playing the Golden Arrow Pub & Eatery was a fantastic night.
Thanks to everyone who came out! You guys were awesome!
Perth was rockin' on a Tuesday night!
We took some great pizza to go and ate it the next day on the road.
Next stop on the tour was the Avant-Garde Bar in Ottawa. After a delicious breakfast at Baker Street Cafe, where I had the privilege of sitting next to some of my favourite musicians, we strolled through the streets of Ottawa. It was pretty cool to walk through the city and see myself on the entertainment boards!
We took some time to explore the circus themed attraction and ride the shopping cart carousel!
After some hearty Carrot Cake Pancakes at L'Avenue Restaurant we hit the road.
Then off to
one of my favourite Canadian cities.
The drive to New Brunswick was absolutely breath-taking! The fall colours were bright, the air was crisp and cool and the mountain ranges were awe inspiring.
We pulled into the Northern town of Petit-Rocher, which will forever hold a special place in my heart. We were immediately welcomed at the Auberge et Bistro D'Anjou by owners Marc & Mimi.
This building has so much history, and each room of the inn has been named after a local figure. The town is a travel hub for tourists and the Auberge has been welcoming travellers for over a century.
They have a great stage and set up for performers and treat them like gold. The night that I performed every table was booked and the house was packed. What a fantastic crowd of people. I was so humbled by the standing ovation.
Thank You Petit-Rocher, from the bottom of my heart.
Your generosity and hospitality with stay with me forever.
The next leg of the tour brought us to Fredericton for 4 days.
What a great community of musicians!
I had the pleasure of sharing the stage with some talented musicians at Grimross Brewery.
A Huge Thank You goes out to Eddie Young at Roots & Soul Music Promotions for everything! It was great hanging out and getting to know you. I look forward to coming back in May for the Living Roots Music Festival!
On the Sunday afternoon I opened up for Patrick Murray who was releasing his debut album 'New Beginnings' and singer/songwriter Colin Fowlie who is currently working on his much anticipated full length album. These two guys have some serious Talent, check them out!
A big thanks also goes out to Tammie Hayward! I appreciate your dedication to supporting the music community. It was a lot of fun to be on your morning show on CHSR 97.9.
On Wednesday night I shared the stage