UK radio’s ‘best album of the year’ award recipient Dane Stevens lives in the UK and fell into the age demographic that had an enforced ‘stay at home’ lockdown. His son Graham Ord lives in Canada, 5000 miles away, where all gigs were cancelled. To keep musically active and to keep from going stir crazy they decided to write and record some new songs together across the internet.
“We started by sending our ideas recorded on our phones back and forth, and from those, we forged these brand new songs and recorded them in our respective home studios. By sending tracks back and forth across two continents we have now crafted an awesome new Blues record together over the internet”…….
A few weeks ago my Son Aaron and I were performing in Vernon BC and in the afternoon before the show we were given the opportunity of recording a few pieces ‘live off the floor’ at the wonderful Farmhouse Music Studio in town.
Check out their other video and sound production work at the link provided.
The song is called ‘The Light’ and was written by Emmylou Harris and Keiran Kane.
I was so happy to be able to contribute some guitar and lap steel to the very talented Michael Hart‘s new album which will be released very soon. It is a long awaited release and is sounding so special. I have also been getting back into the pedal steel which is always good for my brain! I am experimenting with a few ideas with that in my home studio which I am happy to say is now up and running again after a flood last year. 2020 has already provided quite a few live shows locally and some new ones are being added to the site as they are being confirmed. I am excited to have a few dates in the spring with my Son Celtic harpist Aaron Ord. You can check the dates calendar for the details. Thanks for stopping by. See you at a live show I hope. Feel free to leave a comment here too.
So glad to be on the road again touring B.C. with the annual Christmas Tales tour with my friends Russ Rosen and Justyn Rees. This year we are joined by multi-instrumentalist and JUNO winner Shari Ulrich. We have got two dates under our belts so far (and two turkey dinners!) The music is sounding so beautiful with our vocal harmonies being something we have tried to feature this year. Justyn’s story telling is as humourous as ever and is also very meaningful.