Hi Everyone –
Warm greetings and blessings to you all!
May you be filled with lovingkindness.
May you be safe and protected from all inner and outer dangers.
May you be well in body and mind.
May you be at ease and happy.
I enjoyed many sweet musical moments last month. I was part of an all-star cast of vocalists that sang background vocals in a local tribute to The Carpenters; I accompanied Bonnie Ste-Croix on vocals and NS Stick; I’m getting more and more deeply involved with the local chanting community (THANKS, Sandra Dawn!); I sang and played all of the Beach Boys hits with my buddies in California Calling; and I thoroughly enjoyed all of my church performances. AND… special mention must be made of my house concert on May 2nd. Marlene Haley, the host for the evening, opened up her home (with its spectacular view of English Bay) to over a dozen of us, and it gave me great joy to perform my songs (and a couple of well-chosen “covers”) to a very appreciative bunch of folks. BIG thanks, Marlene! (If anyone is interested in hosting house concerts, please let me know and I’ll gladly send you more information on them.)
(Full details are on the “Calendar” page.) I’ll be performing:
– at church services – Centre for Positive Living (May 11 and June 8), Centre for Spiritual Life (May 11 and June 8), St. Andrew’s-Wesley (May 25), and Centre for Spiritual Living (June 1);
– at the Music Strategies seminar in Los Angeles (May 15-18);
– with other Stick players from the 2008 Western Canada Stick Experience (May 22-25) at the Backstage Lounge in Vancouver (May 25);
– at another house concert (!) in Vancouver (June 6);
– “Universal Kirtan” with Amir at Yoga on 7th (June 7); and
– with Russell Marsland and Suzanne Gitzi at Lulu’s Lounge (in The River Rock Casino) June 8, 11 and 12.
I’d be honoured to see you at any (or all!) of these events.
NEW WEB SITE CONTENT
Besides my updated calendar on this site, there’s also:
– an interview with Tom Avera from New Consciousness Radio on the “Audio / Video” page;
– comments about my house concerts on the “Bio / Press / Praise” page; and
– a link to a local (!) radio show, Conscious Living Radio (Host: Andrew Rezmer), on the “Music Store / Links” page. (Thanks, Andrew, for your support!)
As I write these words, the streets of Vancouver are littered with the leaves of all of the cherry trees… Beautiful. I hope that all is well where you are too. 🙂
With love and gratitude,