We’ve been on the road six days, and I have to say that this has been one of the funnest tours I’ve ever done. Perhaps it’s the fact that it’s been a year and a half since I last was on the road and it feels new again, or the fact that we have a two-and-a-half year old on the road with us, but either way, it’s been a slice. We’re halfway through, enjoying a day off in Edmonton, AB today before continuing to the northern region of the province and finishing things off in Calgary.
The shows themselves haven’t been hugely attended, but we’ve been having so much fun playing together, and every day there’s something meaningful that happens. We’ve made awesome connections with so many people, many times over delicious food, and as always, we’ve been experiencing some of the greatest hospitality ever. That’s what tour has always been about for me, and it’s those connections that have kept me going over the years.
For me personally, this tour has been a launch into a new season, and stepping into some new boldness and creativity. It’s been so great being on stage again and exploring the performance side of the music after spending the greater part of last year in the studio, which is also completely fulfilling but in a very different way.
Everyone who’s on tour with us, Zoltan, Adam, Darryl, Mat and Sherry (and of course Phoenix) has brought such a unique energy to the group, and it’s really neat to see how everyone interacts and relates to each other. I feel like I’ve grown so much even just in these past five days, especially with regards to my confidence and boldness on stage, and I’m excited to continue being challenged and grow musically.
I have a feeling that we’re going to get to our final show in Calgary and have a hard time parting ways, but who knows what the future holds. These musical bonds that we have forged run deep.
Until next time,