Firehall Arts Centre – inside rather than out.
We feared rain. Moving inside from the courtyard into a beautiful 136 seat theatre was not a bad thing. It brought out the entertainers in Jonas and I – we laughed, told stories, had to re-start a song about 4 times (“I Know” from Push, if you’re wondering), which really brought the house down that last time. It got us right past that initial formality that can come with a theatre and into a really fun zone. Which is where we work best. Score.
Generally I just felt great about the how the tunes worked.
Jonas built a stomp-box by turning an old drawer upside down on a piece of plywood with a mic underneath it. It sounded cool and gave some nice propulsion to the tunes. I played both strat and mandolin. Damn it was fun.
Thanks a lot to Beth Southwell for putting the show on. The Firehall Arts Centre is a really great place for a concert series and this one is well worth supporting. Also thanks to Craig and Jamie, who nailed the sound.
Fun stuff. Life without a full-time band for the first time in 6 years is wacky but also super enjoyable. It’s been awesome to play with Jonas as a duo – that’s how we started Headwater – and re-imagining some of our oldest tunes again is a just a trip. Anyways, that’s my thoughts from here. Thanks for reading.