The past couple months have been a strange, wild, scary, and sometimes an isolating time for many of us. I played my last public performance on March 19th at the Vatican Gift Shop in Toronto’s East end. I never imagined that sitting halfway through July we have still yet to take the stage. Music across the globe has been scattered into online playlists and the forgotten corners of our collective minds. Sure we miss the big summer ticket items and festivals, but that also extends to the solo saxophone you would hear walking past the ROM, or the jazz coming out of the Rex on Queen street, or the weekend patio singers, honing their trade while the world enjoys lunch and a cool refreshment.
At the beginning of the pandemic with stay at home orders, the only way to connect with my audience was through Facebook Live. We set up a phone camera in my living room, and have since invested in professional equipment and launched Soulful Sundays, bringing good tunes to the homes of my fan base. We did 14 episodes, and while we are taking a summer break, we will be returning with an expanded format come September. I have also been continuing work on an upcoming album and have some studio time today. I’m laying down the bed tracks for what I hope will be a 10-song blues and country roots album. Stay tuned.
Wishing you and yours all the best.