Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Tour Mainly Sold!!

The last week has been a busy one with most of the blank dates now filled. We're really pleased to be visiting as many new (for us) places as we are- and of course we are thrilled to be visiting again with so many old friends as well. Now we will be busy getting those tour posters to print, tour jackets stitched, tour car in order, assembling tour books, inventory, spread sheets, and counting down to go mobile!

There are still a handful of dates non-confirmed, but for the most part the Tour is now sold out. Check out the Tour Schedule on the sidebar to the right, below!

In late November the duo portion of the Tour will end. Morgan Davis will continue through Manitoba and Saskatchewan on a Home Routes schedule. Doc MacLean has elected to extend his Blues Emergency duties for another three weeks, also in western Canada. Now booking! With any luck another 20 dates can still be added...

Monday, July 2, 2012

Fifty Dates Sold- Now Just a Few Left!

It has been a slow year for booking in Canada. The price of fuel is high and, like Rory Block, I know quite a few artists who will not be traveling this year, quite a few venues that are closing their doors or cutting back on shows, and quite a few people who don't go out as often as they once did. Morgan and I have both made our livings as traveling musicians for the past forty years, and we really appreciate your support- for us and for other artists as well. Not only are we committed to bringing the blues to Your Town- but this is the only life we know.

Now that the current Tour has sold some fifty dates coast to coast, I'd like to thank all of those who have agreed to be part of it- booking the blues, presenting the blues, feeding the blues, accommodating the blues over nine provinces and about 25 thousand km. There are only a few dates left to fill, and we're gonna get 'em nailed in, too! We're counting down! If you're already on board- great! If you're not, it's not too late!

Finally, I'm impressed and amazed that over seven years of booking this Tour coast to coast- some 650 National Steel shows in Canada's best and worse venues- never has a show been sold to Salmon Arm, BC, Medicine Hat, AB, or Sarnia, ON. These three towns form a dark trio of blank spots on the Tour maps and schedules. And I'm stubborn enough to keep asking and looking- that's what keeps the wheels turning.