2017 rolled out it's final days a bit rough here as we lost our dear mom on the 24th, but we all got back up and we all got more to say and more to do and always make her spirit proud.
Just a quick check in here. Playing Toronto and London and Hamilton this week with Jeremy Fisher then jumping on the New Constellations tour for a couple of dates next weekend.
Our Quitters and Cardinal Shows are Sold out and rehearsals for that take place after the Constellations tour completes.
This has been an interesting year of projects and shows and new music and old music it turns out.
Many thank to all you awesome humans who came out, requested songs, bought records and continue to encourage me in this life Im living. The fragility of it is never lost on me and I never cease to stand in wonder year in year out that I can make this work.
So many thanks out there all y'all,
One More show to mention for 2017: I'm heading up the 7 to Sharbot Lake to play some of those old Bungalows songs and maybe some new ones too. Thrilled to have Trails on this show too.
And it's a Sunday matinee so you dont have to stay out late.
Jim Bryson w/ Trails:
Sunday Dec 127th (4pm) Cardinal Cafe
Tickets are available HERE on Thursday at 10am
Thank you so much pals.
The Friday Quitters show sold out already and so we have a Saturday show planned as well.
Tickets are on sale tmrw at 10AM and the link is right HERE.
Once again, Trails will join and once again, I get to walk home after the show.
Pals of the internet:
Im playing a super local hometown show in Stittsville this December 15th at Quitters Coffee just down the road from my house.
I know its not the Blacksheep Inn, but I can walk home after we folk it up.
Tickets are on sale this Wednesday Nov 8th at 10am through Eventbrite at this link HERE
Our shows in Feb 2016 at Quitters were really special and these will hopefully not disappoint.
Thats the Sunday Report from Fixed Hinge.
Pals: I got a tour.
I don't leave the house that much, but I was thinking I got this 10 year old record (Where The Bungalows Roam came out April 2007) AND I just found a box of the LP's thought to be out of print.
So I called my friend Jeremy Fisher and said "can I join your 10th anniversary tour for Goodbye Blue Monday with my 10 year old box of Where The Bungalows Roam Lp's". Next thing you know, I got myself a solo tour playing before a fine fine human.
Friends and Enemies:
Happy to be out playing a few shows in late September / Early October. Been a quieter time as I prep for a new record, but I got some exciting news right around the corner so if you actually still visit websites, check back in.
I don't come on here very often, we can agree on that. I have a fairly quiet summer after a slammed one last year, but I am totally thrilled to be headed to the Vancouver Folk Festival this week. I have a concert on the Sunday and three workshops with terrific folks like Bahamas, Kathleen Edwards (also playing in her band) and Leif Vollebekk.
Read all about the line-up and all that action HERE
I'll keep this short (do people still go on websites)?
This Friday April 21, I will be playing the NAC Studio theatre. It's a big show for me. I don't do these fancy places often. I played the 4th Stage but I think it was 12 to 14 years ago. I played solo that night and my pal Chris Page opened.
A lot has changed in those years. Chris and I rarely get to raise a glass living in opposite ends of the city and living different lives. I had kids, blah blah blah.
This Friday I'll be taking the stage not solo, but with 4 seasoned jazzheads, led by Petr Cancura, who programs the Ottawa Jazz Festival, and plays like the wind. We'll bend, stretch and flip songs on their heads and I barely have to do a thing, just remember the words and play a few chords here and there.
Join us if you like the sounds of any of this as it will be a rare bird this one.
Also on the dance card this weekend is the Roots North Festival in Orillia, Ontario. Lovely Saturday drive awaits.
So if you find your way to this page and read this far, tell me. Twitter a holler my way.
Been a very busy summer into fall for me. Weekends have been filled since the end of June. My family is starting to sneer. But alas here I am to tell you I am headed west tmrw for three shows in Alberta.
Thanks to you kind salt water inhalers of Halifax, my show there has sold out weeks prior to us playing a note on that tour.
Much love and thanks.
Dan Ledwell will be accompanying me on all those eastern shows.
Also on that trip we play
The Trailside: PEI
The Union St Cafe: Berwick NS
Jeff Liberty Presents: Kingston Island, NB
And hey this week we got shows in London, Owen Sound and Guelph!!!! Some with Blair Hogan, some full band.
Also coming up:
Small Halls Festival shows
Check the shows page and come say hello and help me buy snow tires.
I am coming out into the world this summer to play a number of festivals and I couldn't be happier to be sharing my record Somewhere We Will Find Our Place with you. I came home after years of touring as a side person burned out from travel and with the concept of touring, but I am pretty thrilled to be spending these precious summer weekends across the country playing songs and sharing laughs with friends. I have much more to announce regarding non-festival shows, but here is what we have for now.
Ok Stittsville Pals:
The week is upon us and the our threw sold-out shows are but two days away. I went through all the day to day details today with the Quitters folks and everyone is super excited.
Please bring your PAYPAL print out with you. We have all the name on a list with the corresponding amount of tickets. It was a tester for sure using PAYPAL and down the road I will tweak this and make it better.
Doors are at 7:30pm and the show will be two sets starting at about 8:15.
There will be CD's and LP's for sale should you care for such products to take home.
Lastly, I thank you all so much for coming to these shows and for the enthusiasm in which the tickets were bought up.
See you soon pals,
I promise this is the last time I will do this. We have decided to add a third show on Saturday, Feb 20th.
Here is a link for tickets: these are more limited as the Thursday show oversold and we had to push 10 or more to this show: This show is sold out.
Sorry for the Paypal crisis this morning, I ended up having to go in twice and edit it to get it working. People got through in the end, but I feel bad for the folks who did not. The support you have shown is incredible and this Paypal BS was a real bummer.
Thank you all so much again.
Hello Again Stittsville:
First of all thank you to everyone who bought ticket for my Feb 19th show: We sold that dang thing out in minutes flat!!!! What does this mean? Well, we have added a second show the evening before. These are also very limited seating and sadly, tickets do NOT guarantee an actually seat for your bum as Quitters has quite limited actual seats, but you will love the atmosphere and standing is good for your posture?
UPDATE: Tickets are sold out for this event.
The forthcoming album 'Somewhere We Will Find Our Place' is set to release on February 19th (moved from the 12th as originally stated).
Celebrations for the release of the record will take place with launch parties in both Ottawa and Toronto. These live performances should not be missed - join us;
February 19, Quitters, Stittsville, ON | TBA
February 25, The Burdock, Toronto, ON (Early) | Tickets
February 25, The Burdock, Toronto, ON (Late) | Tickets
Additional information regarding ticket availability for Ottawa’s show date is forthcoming. Ticket's will be limited so check back soon for more details.
It's been a long journey friends - can't wait to share this album with you.
This is a special announcement for me to make: my 5th record, titled "Somewhere We Will Find Our Place" will be released on February 12th on my own Fixed Hinge Recordings through Fontana North/ Universal Music.