August 08, 2011
So, here I am, a little more than half way through 2011 and I'm having another really busy year. Gigs all over British Columbia, with all 3 of my bands ... Outlaws, Steel Toe Boots and J.A.M.. The first half of the year finished up at The Merritt Mountain Music Festival on a VERY windy and cold, July night !!!!! Along the way, I've had some great times with some incredibly talented musicians that I've been privelaged to perform with this year ... Jesse Tucker (Arron Pritchett & Jesse Farrell), Brian Zalo (Steelhorse), Adam Woodall, Dave Hall, Dan Ross, John Pollock ... the list goes on.
The 2nd half of the year is shaping up to be really interesting too. Elli Holifield, the singer for The Outlaws has temporarily stepped away from the band, to welcome her 2nd child and we've hired Jenny Moase, of the new Hip-Hop act, Family Compact to temporarily fill the position. Next up is a performance with The Steel Toe Boots at the Rockin' River Music Fest 2011, in Mission, BC with headlining acts, Lonestar, Travis Tritt, Sawyer Brown & Julian Austin.
February 01, 2011
2011 got off to a quick start for me with an invitation to fill-in with The Adam Woodall Band, for a one nighter. My thanks goes out to Adam, Dave and Jesse for a really great night.
The Steel Toe Boots also kicked off 2011 in January with a 3-night run at Gabby's. The crowd was amazing, the band was equal to the task and we tore the roof off the place.
The Outlaws are ready to roll and open 2011 with our own, seriously over-the-top brand of Country / Rock and a string of dates at Gabby's and Pancho's.
January 02, 2011
And that's it for 2010 ! What a year it was !?!?!?! All tolled, this past year I performed in 99 shows (a personal best for me) and was nominated for the "Drummer Of The Year" award, in the BCCMAs. Very cool, to say the least.
2011 is shaping up to be a busy year too. We won't have the Olympics adding to the schedule, but there's plenty of gigs, just the same. So, to my fellow members of J.A.M., The Outlaws and The Steel Toe Boots ... here's to another great year !!