BC and Alberta tour
We just had a great tour through western Canada. Our good friends Jon and Roy opened the tour for us, with Dougal Bain Mclean joining us for a few shows as well. So good to see full rooms, and familiar faces before winter sets in.
2 weeks before the tour, I (Dave) was washing dishes and dropped the glass bodum i was cleaning... I didn't want it to smash, so I lunged for it instinctively, gashing my left middle finger tip open!! I received 5 stitches and boy it was scary. I had to briefly learn my guitar chords differently so I could still play along to the songs. What a mind-fuck! With help of some different tunings, new chord positions, a great and supportive band; I healed up and all is back to normal.
It was a scary month, that taught me to never take for granted that playing guitar for a living is truly a gift, and when that gift was compromised i almost lost my mind. Not having my normal range of access to the guitar taught me to look at the instrument differently. I actually think it was a good thing. (briefly)
Injuries aside, the tour was especially fun because we road tested a batch of new tunes we are hoping to record soon. Playing new songs has been something we have been looking forward to for a while as we have been touring "Long Time Ago" for over 2 years now.
Now that we are home, its time to keep working on some new songs, prepping for jumping in the studio when we are ready. Fall is beautiful out in Victoria, so its hard to spend too much time in the studio!! haha.