Music and Musings In Vancouver

Great news! After quite a while of not living in the beautiful City of Vancouver I am getting to go back to do a few gigs there again.  The main ticketed event I will play will be on Saturday 2nd May 7.30pm at the Eastside Vineyard and there will also be some other dates which I have listed under the calendar tab of this site.   If you are a guitar player you wont want to miss the VOX Amplifier demo I will do at Prestige Guitars in North Vancouver. I am so pumped for that too! I would love to see you there if you are in the area.

Tickets can be purchased here:

Kelowna Solo Concert – Music & Musings

It’s been a little while since I played some solo shows due to my work with either the Blues Revue or The Trips but I have decided to get back on the horse and play more solo shows performing some of the new material I have written over the past few years and sharing some of the stories from the journey.Grahamconcert sat14th

So if you are in Kelowna BC area please come on down to the vibey HeArt School Kelowna on Saturday March 14th at 7.30pm to ‘catch some rays’.

Graham Ord concert “Music and Musings”
Saturday 14th March 7.30pm
The HeArt School, 1546 Pandosy street. Kelowna . BC V1Y 1P4
Tickets $20 order online

what’s bin ‘appening then?

I have mentioned before that I have been involved with a very cool Bluegrass project for a while now and we just released a recording of a five songs for both download and as a hard copy CD. The Band is called The Trips and features some great players and a few ‘guests’ from time to time too. Here’s a link to the band’s website if you are interested in finding out more. THE TRIPS. We are also in the studio recording a full length album which is still in progress.
Buy the Trips CD here:

I have also had the pleasure of producing a couple of great female artists in the past few months something I really love to do. It sure was good to be in the studio with some great players.  One of my passions to to record and I am proud to have been asked to play on a few great country music recordings recently which have done really well. One for a great Duo called Twin Peaks and also for a fine writer and singer called Joanne Stacey. Both these projects were produced by the legend who is Barry Mathers of the Cruzero’s.   It’s been good to hone the dobro skills for those projects and to feature with some of the finest roots music players in BC.

Thanks for stopping by and for your kind interest in my music.

Here’s a clip of me with The Trips performing recently:

Here’s a fun video I made one night especially for my wife.

Brand New Recording

What better way is there to spend a cold winter’s evening in Canada than recording music with a few friends?  I had been asked if I would like to participate in a recording project at Kelowna’s Arts and Tech college (KATO) with young engineer Nathan Peacock.  I called up my good friends Dave Moore (bass) and Dylan Ranney (drums) and they joined me on the session which had to be completed in one evening; quite the feat given that  they had never even heard the tune before!  We went over the song a few times and before you could say funky we were recording.  Time was tight  and we had to overdub the guitar solo in a mad rush before the janitor locked up the place.  Often the best creative stuff happens under pressure eh?

The video I made by turning the laptop upside down using the onboard camera to capture some cartoon doodling.  I went to bed very late that night but what fun it was to do something creative  just because I wanted to.

Hope you like the song.

You can purchase a download of “I’m in Love With You” here:

Harping On

One day our Son Aaron announced that he was interested in learning to play the harp.  At first I thought great, we have a Sonny boy Williamson in the house at last, but no he meant the Celtic Harp! Well even though I was pretty taken a back I did as any good dad would do, I tried to accommodate for his passion to learn an instrument by helping him get a small Shepherds Harp and got him an ‘explorative lesson’ with the best teacher in our area.  It was pretty amazing how quick he picked it up and really got into it.  He has been taking lessons now for about a year and a half and has done a few local gigs and festivals even accompanying touring artists occasionally too.

Building Harps

Along with his interest in playing the Harp Aaron also has a keen interest in building them. His teacher’s husband Daniel is a master builder, and when he offered Aaron a chance to build one with him he jumped at the opportunity.  Working 9 hour days through his school holidays he has come along way with the build.  He busks at weekends to save the money for the hardware needed to complete the build.

Detail - front of the Harp
Detail – front of the Harp

He was encouraged to start a community funding project to help raise the last money needed to complete his harp and at the time of writing this he is 1/3 the way to meeting his goal of $1500.00 thanks to the generosity of others who are inspired by his passion for the harp.  If you are interested in taking a look at what he is doing and perhaps would like to invest in what he is doing you can follow this link Aaron Ord Music.

Aaron's Harp build1
Harmonic Curve of Aaron’s Harp

I am so looking forward to hearing the music that comes out of his own handiwork.  It is so rewarding to see your kids following their passions, especially when they are so positive and life giving.

Thanks for your interest in my music.