So it has been one crazy year since I last posted, so I feel like I should give you some updates.
I was nominated for 2 Junos and won 1 for Roots Album of the year, which is not news to anyone really at this point. I have to say, though, that it really meant a lot to Chris and me. This was an album that we made exactly the way we wanted to and people seem to like it as much as we are proud of it. We couldn’t join the Juno festivities as we were in Europe, but we celebrated all the same!
Since then, I have been working away at music, touring around the Northern Hemisphere, spending a lot of time writing and co-writing and even starting up a new project, The Eastern Belles.
The Belles are made up of Ashley Condon, Meaghan Blanchard and me, and it all began with a little adventure in co-writing. We are all based out of Prince Edward Island but we tended to only see each other at festivals, conferences and elsewhere along the road. As a way to build community here at home, we started getting together and writing with a whole slew of songwriters in Charlottetown.
After writing a few songs together, we three gals thought maybe doing some trio shows would be nice, and somehow ended up with a band. And it’s awesome. Super fun playing new music and singing harmonies and learning the mandolin.
We just got back from a
little molecular Eastern Belles tour in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta and are planning on being back there in November 2016.
Currently I’m winding things up for the year, taking some time at home, but I do have a few shows left.
So much work to do at home this time of year, I am in the midst of practising my chainsaw skills on the firewood and creating a mighty fine woodpile. Not a fancy pinterest-quality woodpile, but pretty all the same. 🙂
It’s also my daughter’s 10th birthday this month, which means I have been a mother for a decade. A milestone for sure.
Thanks so much to everyone for your continued support … hope to see you along the road.