Creative Fire

Sitting on the patio of the Brownstone where I played last night. Great to hear Tyler Knight’s tunes; he opened the night with a mixed set of originals and cool covers (including a great one by Amelia Curran… wow.) It was an animated crowd, and I confess I didn’t crawl into bed until sometime after midnight (uh, more like 1am?) And on a school night!! Managed to crawl back out of bed at 8:30am and made it down to the Orillia Youth Centre where I…

…just finished the youth songwriting workshop in Orillia with six highschool students & one of their teachers participating too. We started the day talking about lyrics and a bit of “song theory”, then in the second half they broke in groups and wrote brand new songs in ONE HOUR!. Wowsa! Three amazing new songlets (mostly written… and they’re all stoked to go home and finish them.) It was a real pleasure… and honour… to be among these young writers. Their creative fire was inspiring!!

Now I hop in the car and head to Peterborough for a house concert with Dave Tough. What a great weekend of music this is turning out to be!

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