|thanks to Jay Kimball for this snap of Mervin's show.|
It's been going really well out here on the Saskatchewan tour trail. The weather has been unseasonably warm and although it's undermined our angle of being resolute winter warriors, I don't really miss packing the van in -40°C weather. I can live with Mother Nature getting the best of me on that one.
We've had the privilege of connecting with our arts community in the province and have unveiled some brand new songs (that made us a little nervous at first). We're midway through a great run.
In Swift Current we were greeted with many friendly faces, the friendliest of which being our host, aka the bass player from the Midnight Roses. We were royalty in Kindersley on account of my familial connections. North Battleford brought an incredible spread of food, thanks to the hard work of our concert host/chef and we had a third of the population of Mervin come out to our show – as Jeremy put it, that would be 60,000 people in Regina... making us the Rolling Stones of Mervin.
On the road, Willie's Roadhouse has been serenading us in the tour van, teaching us more and more about classic country and the hitherto unknown gems therein. Elizabeth has been on top of all the meal planning, keeping us far from the fare sold in gas stations and fast food joints. We've had comfy homes to stay in, and plenty to be grateful for.
We're back singing in Christopher Lake today, then to the amazing Keyhole Castle in Prince Albert, and onwards to Wynyard from there. Huge thank you to all the hosts, presenters, and audience members who have shown us such huge support, as well as Creative Saskatchewan for providing assistance to us artists through their tour funding.
lots of love from the road,