Montreal to Hamilton, off and on the 401

The Eastern leg of our Spring tour was such a beautiful swing of shows. Montreal to Hamilton, off and on the 401.

We had a great show in Montreal with Matt Large inviting us to perform on the Casa del Popolo stage on St. Laurent. Spent the day shovelling snow, eating chickenless-chicken soup and shooting the breeze with our good pal, Greg Torrington. A huge thank you to Greg for letting us chill at his classic steep-stepped Montreal apartment.
Next was opening for Stephen Fearing at The Octave Theatre in Kingston. We are so grateful to have had the chance to perform that night. The audience was vibrant and we were on fire. To the folks that made dinner for all the artists, staff and volunteers, you were simply amazing and your food was incredible! 

On Saturday we headed south crossing at the Ogdensburg International Bridge and traveled to Saranac Lake, New York where we met up with our friend Linda Fahey and performed a show at their amazing local art gallery. The people there were so gracious and good friends of ours, Jeff and Sue at Beehive Productions, were kind enough to let us stay in their house across the street. Can't wait to get back to that neck of the woods. 

Sunday, we ripped right back up to Canada, passed through the nations capital and slipped into the Gatineau Hills to play the Blacksheep Inn. It's been a long time coming for us to be playing this legendary stage and now we have the proof that we did. Our great friend, Randy McNeil, captured the afternoon show, photographing us the way only he can. We have some of the photos on our site. 

The next four nights we stayed with our good friends Lewis Mellville and Tannis Slimmon in Guelph. We stayed up late, wrote songs and had shows at Guelph University, The Dakota Tavern in Toronto, opened for Jeremy Fisher at the Dominion Telegraph Centre in Paris, and shared the stage with Sarah Jane Scouten at The Revival House in Stratford with our new friend Barry James Payne at Stringbone Concerts. 

Finally we cruised into Hamilton and setup shop at Mills Hardware.  Apartently, they still get resumes from folks who want to get a job selling hammers and nails at a REAL hardware store. It was a great evening performing for the steel town audience.

It was short but sweet and we already have plans for coming back to ON! Thanks to all our hosts and promoters for making this a fine tour. And most thanks to all who came out to hear us sing and tell our funny stories. We can't wait to get back to your neck of the woods. 

2 comments

  • Elizabeth

    Elizabeth Southampton, ON

    Sure wish you were coming back to Summerfolk in Owen Sound this summer!!

    Sure wish you were coming back to Summerfolk in Owen Sound this summer!!

  • Susan McCulloch

    Susan McCulloch Kingston

    We'll look forward to seeing you again the next time you're in town, and the time after that, and the time after that....

    We'll look forward to seeing you again the next time you're in town, and the time after that, and the time after that....

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