Well it's been a super fun and diverse summer so far, and it's only halfway done! I had the opportunity to play fiddle for both The Paperboys (Vancouver icons of celtic/folk/pop/rock for 26 years), and Locarno (Son Jarocho, Cumbia, Forro) while their fiddler Kalissa Hernandez took a quick break to have a beautiful little baby! I also got to play with Israeli guitarist/pianist/composer Itamar Erez which was a super challenging and fun ride. I did a couple shows with my Capoeira Ache Brasil crew, and threw in a couple weddings just to mix it up. Now it's time to hit the road for 2 weeks in the Midwest/South/West Coast United States with Delhi 2 Dublin. It's been a while but I'm sure we remember how to pack, and throw down! Stay cool out there!
Hi folks, I'm riding a bit of a high today as we (Delhi 2 Dublin)(yes - it's a "2" NOT "to"....got it?)(and it's "Delhi"...not "Dehli", not "Deli" - we won't make your sandwich - even though "deli" is how it's pronounced rather than "del-hi" or "del-high")....anyways - after some fun shows in Chico, CA (which culminated in a visit to an underground mozaic'ed aquarium with a pole - yes I tried it - yes I liked it, a turkey named Peeping Tom and a pig named Olive), and Tahoe, NV (no gambling was done) we had the great honour of playing at San Francisco's history and legendary "Fillmore." Being on a stage that has been graced by the likes of Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Jerry Garcia, Willie Nelson and sooooo many more timeless and legendary artists was humbling and thrilling. I returned home with a piece of the chandelier (thanks to the merch lady who threw a dog toy into it) and a full heart. This bucket list crossing-off is addictive.
And next up is a hometown show at Vancouver's Commodore Ballroom - another important and super exciting show on April 14th. Although it'll be my second time playing there it bears no less impact and I will be practicing all week to make it count!
I'm excited to start the year off with some interesting and fun things...doing some fiddle-actor doubling in a TV series (not allowed to say what it is yet, but should be a "flashy" continuation of my on-camera career;-) Followed by some Western Canadian shows with Delhi 2 Dublin and digging back into some choro and forro.
Just back from playing with the Kamloops Symphony and looking forward to getting back to practicing and playing whilst holidaying! Look out for my E-Course "Fiddle Techniques for the Violinist" due out in early 2018. Delhi2Dublin will be also emerging from hiding to tour parts of Western Canada and the US in January - check out our tour dates here!