Sunday, July 18, 2010

Blog Time!!

For some reason I can never find the time to update my blog anymore...but I will strive to write a new post at least once a week.

I came home about a week ago from my first little "tour". Like mini me. But what it lacked in longevity it made up for in kick ass-ness. I played a wonderful festival in Bardstown KY and was also one of the live feature artists on the main radio station in Louisville. Very cool - and fun! It was about a ten hour drive there with the band - and I think I can speak for everyone when I say that the time flew by - both there and back.
Even though, on the way back, Ben thought he locked his keys in his car and so we had to wait for AAA to come break in, only to find (2 hours later) that the keys weren't even in there to begin with. Yes. Wonderful. Haha.

The morning after we came back my family and I left for Nova Scotia. It was only my dad, David Gillis, and I on all the gigs this time, but it was extremely enjoyable. :)
We played at two places on our way out to Stanfest. It's absolutely beautiful out east. And I have a feeling I may be moving out there in the years to come...maybe move near a lake or something. I love swimming.

When we finally arrived at Canso for the Stan Rogers Folk Festival we were already tired. Little did we know of the late night jamming that was to come. It was definitely my favorite festival by far and I still have the bruises to prove it. I met so many amazing people and musicians there, and staying up till 4am both nights playing music and swapping songs made it even more incredible.

Best story of Stanfest: It was 2am. I had drank 2 bottles of water. I had to go to the washroom. Picture an old summer camp site with cabins, surrounding a mess hall. To the right of the mess hall are the washrooms (more like 5 wooden sheds with toilets in them). It was very dark. Everyone forgot to leave the lights on in the washrooms so I couldn't see where I was going. But, Oh Joy! There were two minuscule blue solar lights right beside each other lighting up the pathway. Unfortunately, they only lit up about an inch of the grass around them. I had to weave in and out of cars to get to the pathway. Finally, when I thought I was home free - charging towards those little blue lights with much charisma and determination in my heart, BANG! I smashed into the invisible wooden picnic table that I swore was not there during the daylight. My shin felt like it was going to explode and I fell flat on my face on the top of the table. And you wanna know what the absolute worst part about this was??!? I still had to go to the washroom....
All in all though. It was the best time of my life - with one final gig at the Carleton in Nova Scotia to put a sword through the cherry on top of the sundae.

Fun Diddy of the Day: I can impersonate the actor of "Kevin" on the hit TV Series the Office so well that it actually scares me. In fact, the whole tour everyone kept nagging me to do it.

Fact: Bears eat beets.
Fiction: glabba glabba glorf glob


  1. It sounds like you had a Great Time! I myself am leaving tomorrow for Middleton Nova Scotia! Funny....everyone who goes Down East; wants to move there! It's where I plan to retire! Loved your Blog...and love your Music! :)))