Well I've been hopping around from Folk Festival to Folk Festival like a tourist on vacation with my main man Kevin Fox on cello, although I'll be solo at the upcoming Calgary Festival and a couple of others. This past weekend's Vancouver Island Festival was a blast (despite my guitars missing the flight connection, everything showed up in time for the gig), as was the huge crowd at Winnipeg. Vancouver is this coming weekend, and I encourage anyone who's coming to the festivals also check out the daytime workshops. They're the heart and soul of the folk fest world, and where you'll often get the most amazing and surprising performances and collaborations. In Winnipeg I had the great honour of sitting onstage with Loudon Wainwright III, Arlo Guthrie, Tom House and Serena Ryder.
One of my favourite places to play, however, is at Jackson-Triggs winery in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario. I've done a few solo gigs there in past years, and I'm always asked by fans when I'm playing there again. Well, the answer is August 19th. It's a big gig called "Rootstock, " and it features myself, Tom Cochrane, Jim Cuddy, John Mann of Spirit of the West and Kathleen Edwards in a songwriters-in-the-round format. Tickets go on presale TODAY. Call the winery box office at Call Jackson-Triggs Box Office at 905-468-4637 or 1-866-589-4637 ext. 2 and quote "ROOTSTOCK" for tickets and information.
There are only 450 tickets available for this show, so call this instant. Or wallow in your own laziness and regret it forever.