Process. What I have learned from it. Somewhere, maybe the next planet over, there is a stack of discarded songs written in chicken scratch handwriting. Or maybe they’re all in my chest of drawers.
But here it is – after 3 years of touring, writing, playing in other people’s bands, waiting, I’m making a new record. My band (Kathryn Palumbo, Sam Rosenberg, Sam Gleason, Damon Hankoff) and I are going into studio in January with the fabulous Don Kerr (Ron Sexsmith, Rheostatics) at the Rooster in Toronto. We’re deep into rehearsals now, and things are coming to life. I can’t say enough good things about this group of people, the lot of them.
What else? Well, I have written music for playwright John Yearley’s piece Confessions From the Plank, which debuts at the New York Sketch Festival on Nov. 15th. I will be performing live as part of the show, and it’s a collaboration that I feel very strongly about. I’m also playing drums with soulful singer Adrian Underhill, and with French outfit the Keys. Perhaps the most exciting bit of news, besides the record, is that I’m part of a team of people that is opening a new music venue in Toronto called Burdock Music Hall. Please stay tuned for more details.