Curtis came to town, so naturally I took him for river beers and then to a bike-in movie. Mrs. Doubtfire really holds up after all these years. Curt had some good social commentary, "I see a lot of myself in Mrs. Doubtfire" and "You can always dress up and manipulate your family and fix your problems". Yes you can!
Ps, they are playing Top Gun next Thursday. #yyc #stpatricksislandyyc #eastvillage
I've been on the road with @dylanskeating for years now. We started out "too drunk, too loud" playing in our indie rock band. Then Dylan became a pedal steel virtuoso and I learnt that you can damn near talk your way through a folk set. I taught Dylan that there is no such thing as a free lunch, but free breakfast always exists at the Holiday Inn Express. We've slept in more cars and vans then I would ever care to admit (and crashed a few). Dylan is off to the next adventure, studying Astrophysics in Montreal. I think he's actually just trying to get some grant money and sleep with French girls!
So to honour "Mitchapalooza" from the movie Old School, we are instead sending him off via DylanPalooza. 'Insert the song Who Let The Dogs Out here'
I took this lovely lady on a nice little bike ride from Canmore to Banff and back to Canmore. 50 KM and plenty of rain. We had a good time nevertheless and she took it like a champ! #banfflegacytrail #Alberta
Playing with these homeskillets on Friday! Doing it and doing it good. @dickensyyc @thedeadsouth #luckysonne We are up first.
Working on my crow pose. Paddle board yoga-ing in #Waterton this weekend. #travelalberta #travelalbertacanada #Alberta
We shot a southern version of the @northernsessions yesterday. Banjo, guitar and pedal steel felt like a natural fit for the back porch. We did 2 songs, one is a sensitive folk piece about rivers and trees and shit, the other is the video debut of my unreleased country and western hit single, "Quit Fu@#in Around And Be A Christian". Can't wait to share with all the superfriends. #yyc #northernsessions #sceneyyc
We made it back from Haida Gwaii. What a great adventure.
We played in Smithers Friday and then weren't able to make it to Fort St John last night due to the flood (well...not without a 12 hour detour)
So that concludes the Great North Tour 2016 edition. Will absolutely do it again next year. Haida Gwaii left a lasting impression on me. Wells was awesome and the Wheelhouse in Prince Rupert is still my favourite place ever to have a beer.
Thanks for everything and to all the great people we met and re-met from last year.
So we are on tour in Northern BC...we played a show in Prince Rupert at the Wheelhouse Brewery. We had planned to take the car on the ferry to Haida Gwaii but it was full for vehicles.
So the owners of the brewery rounded us up bikes to take. Some locals serviced the bikes for us and then convinced us to play an impromptu set on Sunday afternoon. They raised us $300 in tips and got us wasted and sent us on the overnight ferry to Haida Gwaii. We drunkenly threw a few clothes in our packs and barely made it on time.
It was a true demonstration of local hospitality. This has certainly been one of my favourite touring experiences. I'll remember it fondly
#HaidaGwaii #bc #PrinceRupert #WheelhouseBrewery #craftbeer
Been hitchhiking and biking around Haida Gwaii for the past couple days. This is a mystical/magical/quirky place. We've met a ton of strange characters and soaked in the Haida culture.
Our first ride was with a native fishing guide. We went 66 KM with him and he stopped 3 times for a smoke break. Really nice dude. He gave us a tour of the village of Masset.
Our second ride was with some intense loggers. They gave us a local history lesson unlike any other. I'm starting to realize that hitchhiking is the best way to learn about an area.
Couldn't agree more. Played at the legendary Wells Hotel last night. What a quirky, wonderful place. We sat around drinking scotch after the show and listened to stories about gold mining, hippies and music. I think I need to do a residency here. I absolutely need to attend ArtsWells someday. #wells #wellsbc #artswells #bc