No, not the kind on your sofa. I’m talking about a great boîte on Roncesvalles. The Fat Cat Wine Bar has a singer/songwriter night every Thursday, wonderfully hosted by Daniel Sky and Mark Cassidy. On May 12 I was the lucky guest when Jowi Taylor showed up with the Six String Nation guitar. In case you haven’t heard of it, go to www.sixstringnation.com. It’s the most Canadian guitar of all time, made from all Canadian materials by an East Coast luthier, and including bits and pieces of Canadian history.
To make a long story short, I got to play it. I debuted my bilingual song “Just Because/Voila Pourquoi” on an iconic Canadian guitar!
Not that this was the only highlight of the evening…I had a great time playing my set to a packed house, and loved closing by singing along with Mark and Daniel on Mark’s soaring song, “Cannonball’.
Kudos to host/chef/owner Matthew Sutherland for a fabulous evening in a great venue.
Looking forward to getting out to more gigs this summer. Look for me at my usual haunts at the markets (go to www.marketsbythebluffs.com) among others. As my dates firm up, I will post them on the shows page for you.
In the meantime, check out my new co-write on youtube, Message To You.