Saturday, July 16, 2005

It is time to go down to the basement to see if my lap steel will fit into my flight case, to decide if I should put this crazy cardboard box around my hardshell case for my banjo and how many cds can I fit in there anyways?

You'd think this stuff would be done but I have been so busy...when it rains...It is nice having some gigs, thats for sure. So, fun to play out in wine country with Steve koven anthony michelli and artie roth today. (and those big lunches...mmmmm)

I am having a hard time getting used to the fact that I cannot be at the Red Guitar hearing the friends that I have booked into Corry's club though. Andrew Boniwell is there tonight. Second set is at 1030pm.

there was an article on the state of jazz in toronto today in the Globe and it mentioned the red guitar. will be interesting to see if there is a side column or more info on this on carl's blog (regardless, there is always lots of interesting stuff to read there)

I better go pack my passport now....

Thursday, July 14, 2005

so great to hear Mel performing at the Red Guitar tonight. She packed the place. The music was beautiful too.

The advertising is a little slim at this point so... (way to go Mel!)

I Hope people know that Kevin Turcotte and Michael Occhippinti are performing on Thursday.

come down and smile for the globe and mail photographer...I think they may be there!

p.s. I am starting to worry about going out to hear music every night. this will have to stop...maybe next week when I am touring in Europe. (haha)

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

With full on family, crazy fun summer time I am feeling stretched a little far right now. I think it might be the busiest time in my life right now with musical projects, especially being in the middle of touring with the Hornband and helping out at the Red Guitar. (no complaints!)

I feel like I am not doing my best at anything but I am fairly proud that I am keeping it together (although don't ask my wife...she may disagree)

I had a great day yesterday with the kids at Ontario Place and then capped off the night with the debut Guitar Wars gig at Supermarket.

I think it will take a while to get the word out about tuesdays there (especially when I only do one per month!)

Melissa Stylianou has a great band at the Red Guitar tonight. I would love to catch the 1030 set but I think it is looking less and less likely.


Monday, July 11, 2005

I was starting to get a feeling that I had sort of caught up on what I had missed or what was coming up as far as cool local gigs friends etc. until I just visited ZOILUS. Carl Wilson has not only managed to keep it rockin over there but it seems to be even more entertainging as a site and an amazing resource. Although, now I feel kind of behind again....oh well. Lucky to be in Toronto.


Sunday, July 10, 2005

Another fun night at the Red Guitar. So good to hear my pal andy milne play solo piano. is the big news of the moment...and I almost forgot to tell you in all the excitement:

Tim Posgate's jazz GUITAR WARS
(second tuesday of every month)
live at the Supermarket!

Come and hear Toronto guitarist Tim Posgate perform with special guest guitarist and new exciting rhythm section each month. May the force be with you. (

When: July 12, 930pm two sets

Who: Tim Posgate, guitar Geordie Haley, guitar Dave Clark, drums Chris Banks, bass

Where: Supermarket, 268 Augusta Avenue, (One street west of Spadina Ave. south of College St. in Kensington Market)

Cost: PWYC

(sidenote: there happens to be a pretty interesting art opening right before our show

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