I first heard Danny Michel play Newton's Apple on CBC when I was a teenager. I felt like I was almost exclusively exposed to country and punk rock, so that was a big turning point for me. A few years later, I got to see Danny play at the Empress Theatre in Fort Macleod. Still one of my top five shows I've ever seen. He had a cowboy shirt and converse sneakers on, just like me, and that meant a great deal to me at the time. I've always thought of Danny as a positive role model in the Canadian music scene. I always feel proud when I get to see him play big stages now.
The new record is my favourite DM release. I finally got to spend time with it while driving through SK on a solo tour and it made me cry a few times. It made me remember why I'm still a fan after all these years, and why I enjoy playing music. Thanks Danny. @dannymichelmusic @sixshooterrecords
Hanging with Murray today in the studio.
On Sunday May 8th I'll be running a Spartan Sprint in Montana at 8 AM, then I'll be opening for the great Fred Penner and Dave McCann at 8 PM in Lethbridge. 7-year-old Tanner is fist pumping, 30-year-old Tanner is training and practicing. @fpenner5 #Lethbridge #FredPenner
Got to cap off the solo, prairie tour by opening up for John Wort Hannam at the Lyric Theatre in Swift Current. Great venue, great show. I've wanted to play there for a while now. Thanks to @blackbridgebrewery for sponsoring the last two show I've played. I've tried the bulk of the fleet now. The IPA is deadly. #SwiftCurrent @johnworthannam
Real nice show at the @undergroundcafe430 last night in Saskatoon. Thanks to Ray Elliott and company for having me out. Photo by @shardayyxe #yxe
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Saskatoon tonight with Ray Elliott Band at the Underground Cafe
Presented by Northern Lights
Bluegrass and Black Bridge Brewery
Swift Current on Saturday at the Lyric Theatre with John Wort Hannam.
#Saskatoon #SwiftCurrent #RayElliott #JohnWortHannam @blackbridgebrewery @nlbomusic
I can't tell if I'm on tour or on vacation. @brodycancade and @shytrav have kept me fed and watered in the Queen City. That's a Hawaiian shirt I've had since Grade 8, that I packed for the occasion.
#Winnipeg and #Regina down. #Prince Albert, #Saskatoon and #Swift Current coming up.
I've been farming all week in Taber. Now I'm on a solo, prairie tour. Touring solo is a weird beast. Thank god for podcasts, talk radio and gym memberships. I'll be capping things off by opening for John Wort Hannam at the Lyric Theatre in Swift Current.
Last night I broke out my leather jacket to embrace the spring weather. I found a homemade Bday card from @dirtbagel It was from way back in October. What a strange coincidence. It made me laugh again, but I felt a little strange about it. "You Crack Me Up". #robford #toronto It also made me realize Sarah is the best!!!
We spent our annual BFF weekend in Portland again this year. Lots of beers were drank, bikes were rode, food was ate, music was seen and heard. Most importantly though, Donkey Kong was played. I think we spent half the trip playing vintage arcade machines. Chatted with one of the guitarists from Built To Spill as well.
The better the trip, the shittier the photos.