I am delighted that my album “Long Time Travelling” has been nominated for a Canadian Folk Music Award for Best Traditional Album! All of the award activities are happening in Vancouver this year. On Friday, March 31 at 6 p.m. I will be performing in The Traditional Music Nominee Showcase Concert at Mel Lehan Hall. The award ceremonies take place Saturday, April 1 and Sunday, April 2 at 6 p.m, also at Mel Lehan Hall. The traditional album award (as well Children’s Album for which Hannah Shira Naiman is nominated for an album I produced) happen on Sunday and both award nights will be live streamed at www.folkawards.ca You can check out that site for ticket information as well if you are going to be in the Vancouver area.
In 2002 I began another longstanding tradition of giving Easter performances at the Sivananda Yoga Ashram in Val Morin, Quebec. For the last three years I have had to do them virtually but this year I will be returning in person, April 7 – 9. I will give a concert on Saturday evening and again on Sunday morning as part of their 6 a.m. Easter satsang as well as a participatory workshop during the day. It is a great place to go with daily yoga classes, sauna, great hiking trails and 2 delicious vegetarian meals a day.
I had a great time working on a new Kathy Reid Naiman children’s album, “Spring Is Coming” and I’m looking forward to starting a project with a great Canadian blues singer, Garnetta Cromwell. Stay tuned!
A big thanks to everyone who came out to the Revival on Sunday, March 19 for our first Hugh’s Room Live Gospel Matinee in 3 years. It was by all accounts a wonderful show with marvelous four part harmony singing (David Wall, Ciceal Levy, Pat Patrick and myself) and fantastic rhythm section of Gord Mowat and Gary Craig.
Thanks so much and hope to see you soon!
The free Song of the Month is the title track from the new album “Long Time Travelling.