I write from Ottawa, having just played the Folk Festival here. It was a great time, I got to share the stage with Ramblin’ Jack Elliott at one point, which was beyond insane, met a lot of cool new people and made some new friends. Whilst drinking with the festival organizer last night he pledged to get me back next year, with Loudon Wainwright as well, thereby making my day. Later today I’m getting on a plane and flying home for a day or two, before heading to Germany for more festival action. No rest for the wicked.
Last week I was in Colorado. My buddy Jon Snodgrass and I went through with our pledge to write and record an album in 2 days. We made this plan last fall when we met on the Revival Tour in the USA and wrote a song together in an evening. The session went surprisingly well, and we’re both pretty excited about getting the songs out there as soon as we can, in keeping with the general spirit of the project. As soon as I know how it’ll be being unleashed on the world, I will let you know.
Talking of the USA, I’m pleased to say I’ve added a Seattle show to my schedule. I’ll be playing El Corazon Lounge on September 10th. Tickets can be found here.
A quick request for help. I seem to have some kind of hack going on with my WordPress installation, which is affecting IE browsers. I’ve been doing my best to clear it up but to be honest with you PHP coding is beyond my meagre internet skills. If anyone has any tips on how to get rid of this, it’d be much appreciated.
Finally, for today, I recorded a version of the song “Build Me Up Buttercup” for the charity Centre Point, which works with helping homeless young people in London. You can find out more right here.