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4000 kms down, 5000 to go

So many hours in the van, but you know what?  This tour is killer.  It started off with the van tetrissing in Toronto which looked like this:

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Then we headed to Peterborough for our Sapphire Room show, which was amazing and had scenes like this: full band peterboroughAnd this: peterborough head bang

Then we hit the highway to Northern Lights Festival Boreal where in between swimming and running into great musician friends like Lemon Bucket Orchestra &  Red Moon Road, and watching sets by Bruce Cockburn, we played two closing night sets, did a workshop and played on the family stage.  Some of that looked like this: IMG_0816IMG_0898IMG_0823

Then we did a huge amount of driving to Thunder Bay, then to Winnipeg where we had our highlight show of tour so far with Slow Spirit and Sapphire Empire at The Purple Room, but first filmed for Shaw TV and interviewed with the folks at UMFM.  By the way, have you ever turned up to a gig where you and the guitarist from the other band had the exact same guitar, but in the colour of each others clothing?  It happened to Gabriela & I!, see?)
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After a surprisingly sweet show (and food and drink) in Saskatoon at Woods Ale House, we played Edmonton at Jeffrey’s then ended up in Calgary during the stampede playing one of my favourite musical shows of tour so far at Wine-Ohscalgary full band

SO, we’re off to Red Deer, Alberta in a few minutes where we’ll play at the International Beer Haus with Twisted Lobby from 9pm til late.  A bit of press from Red Deer in anticipation of our show: Red Deer Express (also had the cover of the Advocate!)

Tomorrow: Revelstoke, BC, then Kelowna and Kamloops.
xo
jessica

 

Road Warriors!

Today, Charles James, Jon Foster and I hit the road for an epic 9000 km tour that ends back in Toronto on July 26th at Harbourfront Centre where we play a once in a lifetime show featuring my mother, Wendy Stuart on koto.  This is going to be crazy good!

We plan to swim in as many lakes, oceans and rivers as possible, play a whack of new tunes to prep for our post-tour recording sessions for album #3, and are armed with killer new merch including tank tops!  (Seen below, modelled by drummie, Jon!) jon in tank top

You can find show info in the sidebar —-> or even better would be to keep in touch with our road antics through facebook, instagram or twitter.  There’s a bunch of cool articles, radio and other media stuff coming out about the tour too, so please keep your eyes peeled!

Hope to see you in Peterborough, SudburyWinnipeg, Saskatoon, Edmonton, Calgary, Red Deer, Revelstoke, Kelowna, Kamloops, Richmond, Vancouver, Victoria, Nanaimo, Gabriola Island, Pender Island and finally Toronto, lovely readers!
xo
jessica

Screen Shot 2014-05-02 at 12.32.08 PMPhoto by Dan Brown at In The Soil Festival 2014

Final Western Canadian Summer Tour Dates!

We cannot wait to hit the road on Thursday!  We hope to see you somewhere between Peterborough, ON and Victoria, BC and let us serenade you with our sweet three-part harmonies, and whack of new tunes that we’ll record as soon as we get back to Toronto.  (photo below by Sean Behnsen, Centennial Square, Victoria, BC, August 2013)

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Here’s where we’ll be (please tell your friends and family local to these areas, to join us, cause we will hug them and play them special JSF requests :) ) :

  • Thursday, July 3 - Peterborough, ON - The Sapphire Room, 10pm, pwyc
  • Friday-Saturday, July 4-5 - Sudbury, ON - Northern Lights Festival Boreal (closing sets at Canvas Cabaret stage on Friday at 10pm, Saturday at 9pm and 2:15pm at the Family Stage on Saturday)
  • Monday, July 7 - Winnipeg, MB - The Purple Room w/Slow Spirit & Sapphire Empire, Doors 7:30pm Show 8pm
  • Tuesday, July 8 - Saskatoon, SK - Woods Ale House, 7pm
  • Wednesday, July 9 - Edmonton, AB - Jeffrey’s Cafe & Wine Bar, doors 7:30, 8pm show, $10
  • Thursday, July 10 - Calgary, AB - Wine-Ohs Bistro & Cellar w/Sykamore, 9pm
  • Friday, July 11 - Red Deer, AB - International Beer Haus w/Twisted Lobby, 9pm
  • Saturday, July 12 - Revelstoke, BC - Music In The Plaza, Grizzly Plaza, 6:30-9:30pm, free
  • Sunday, July 13 - Kelowna, BC - Music In The Park, City Park, noon, free family event
  • Tuesday, July 15 -  Kamloops, BC - Music In The Park, Riverside Park, 7-8:30pm, free
  • Wednesday, July 16 - Gabriola Island, BC - Rollo Roost Concert Series, 7pm, Info/
    Reservations: 
    tina@tinajonesmusic.com
  • Thursday, July 17 - Nanaimo, BC - The Vault, 9pm, pwyc
  • Friday, July 18 - Vancouver, BC - (Steveston/Richmond) Music At The Cannery, Gulf of Georgia Cannery 6:30-7:30pm, by donation
  • Friday, July 18 Vancouver, BC - Railway Club – 9pm w/special guests TBA
  • Saturday, July 19 –  Victoria, BC - Solstice Cafe, 7pm doors, 8pm show w/West My Friend
  • Sunday, July 20 - Pender Island, BC - Seastar Estate & Vineyard, 6pm
  • Saturday, July 26 - Toronto, ON - Harbourfront Centre “Classical VI – Voice & Strings” at Red Path Stage, 3-4pm, featuring Wendy Stuart on koto (my mother!)

xo
jessica