As he puts the finishing touches on his new album to be released on Borealis Records in the spring, Chris will be coming out of hiding to perform Winterfest at Edmonton’s Uptown Folk Club. Uptown Folk Club has a reputation for attracting some of the best songwriters in North America, and Chris is delighted to have been selected for the 2017 line up. He will start his feature performance shortly after 5:30 on the Saturday and will also be taking part in the ‘Songwriters in the Round’ workshop earlier that afternoon as well as the evening finale. Info and tickets at www.uptownfolkclub.ca
Here’s where you can find me in Europe:
Sep 30, 8:00 – Cafe Peter en Leni, Steendam, NL (trio)
Oct 01, 8:00 – Podium Pingjum, Pingjum, NL (trio)
Oct 02, 3:00 – Hotel La Sonnerie, Son en Breugel, NL (trio)
Oct 04, 8:30 – Blue Room Sessions, ‘s-Hertogenbosch, NL (trio)
Oct 06, 8:00 – Grand Cafe De Waker, Maassluis, NL (trio)
Oct 07, 8:00 – Kulturscheune, Schupbach, DE (trio)
Oct 08, 8:00 – Alte Kelter, Kirchheim am Neckar, DE (trio)
Oct 09, 5:00 – Taverne De Waag, Haarlem, NL (trio)
Oct 12, 7:30 – St. Mary’s Church, Burton-on-Trent, UK
Oct 13, 8:00 – Loughton Folk Club, Loughton, UK
Oct 14, 8:30 – The Red Lion, Isleworth, UK
The new album is written, recording is underway, and I’ve just been signed to Toronto folk label Borealis Records. The new album is scheduled for release early 2017. Exclusively at live shows and via the *New Album Preorder* page, you can preorder a copy and thus help fund the project. In exchange, you’ll get a CD in the mail as soon as I receive the first batch, get it signed by all the musicians, and write you a personal thank you note. Also, you’ll be sent a link to download the album way in advance of its official release. Thanks for your support. 2017 is going to be a big year!
For the next few months, I’ll be laying low and focusing on writing the next album (
seven eight songs in already). It’s been a fantastic year! Highlights include showcasing at Folk Alliance International in Kansas City, touring The Netherlands, performing Rogue Folk Club as a trio with John Ellis and Rob Becker, travelling VIA Rail as their “artist on board,” and playing a special guest spot at Calgary Folk Club. If you’ve come out to a show, purchased my music, paid me a compliment (clapping counts), or told someone about my music – THANK YOU! Check shows page for any local gigs coming up.
Sep 30: Whistle Stop Pub, Jasper
Oct 1: Wine-Ohs, Calgary
Oct 2: Calgary Folk Club
Oct 3: Blue Chair Cafe, Edmonton
See “Shows” page for more details
Maybe see ya!