July 31, 2004

Summer Update

It’s turned out to be a half-decent summer of gigs. I still wish there were more places to play in town, but all has turned out okay.

Robert Farrell Band - Elegant Chaos“Elegant Chaos” the new Robert Farrell Band CD is currently being mixed at Pebble Studios in Ottawa. We recorded it at the end of June and it is an instrumental album, I will post clips on the audio page once it’s done. Same line up with Robert Farrell on guitar and Stephen Clarke on bass. It’s sounding great so far, and we did it the same way as “Sun House Fury – Part 1”, we just went in and wrote and worked on everything on the spot, very few overdubs or anything rehearsed. The next live date for the RFB is in September in Ottawa for the CD release and we’ll be playing some of the new instrumental tracks.

I’ve been having a great time playing with blues guitarist David Gogo and band. Lots of good outdoor summer gigs and festivals opening for the Tragically Hip and George Thorogood so far. The band rocks with David on guitar and Stephen Wood on bass and Julian St. Martin on keys. More dates coming up so check my Live Dates page for updates.

Also just finished the artwork for Steve Gardiner’s new CD “Sonic Leveling.” I didn’t play on the CD but am part of the live band. More gigs coming soon including a CD Release Party in the near future.

I’ve also been busy doing various sessions around Ottawa with a few different artists. The studio scene has drastically changed the last few years but it’s always cool working for different people on their music.

July 8, 2004

David Gogo Summer Dates

David GogoAndrew will be performing with Cordova Bay Recording Artist David Gogo this summer. Dates are as follows:

July 9/04
w/ George Thorogood
Ottawa Bluesfest Main Stage, Ottawa, ON, Showtime: 6:45 PM

July 10/04
Thunder Bay Blues Festival, Thunder Bay, ON, Showtime: 4:00 PM

July 10/04
Dardanella, Wasaga Beach, ON, Showtime: 11:00 PM

July 11/04
w/ Tragically Hip, Colin Linden, Room Full of Blues
Wasaga Beach Bluesfest, Wasaga Beach, ON

July 14/04
w/ Jimmie Vaughan
Mont Tremblant Blues Festival, Mont Tremblant, QC

July 23/04
Stewart Park Festival, Perth, ON

July 24/04
w/Tragically Hip

Sudbury Bluesfest, Sudbury, ON

July 24/04
100 Georges, Sudbury, ON, Showtime: 11:00 PM

July 25/04
Cisco Systems Toronto Bluesfest, Toronto, ON – CANCELLED

August 6/04
Maximum Blues Festival, Carleton, QC

August 7/04
Navan Fair, Navan, ON

August 8/04
Summerfest, Sudbury, ON

August 25/04
K-Rock Blues Cruise, Kingston, ON

August 27/04
Limestone Blues Festival, Kingston, ON

September 10/04
Southside Shuffle Main Stage, Port Credit, ON

September 11/04
Blues In The Park, Niagara Falls, ON

See the Live Dates page for more details and updates.