Hey friends!!….So much to say….Where to start….Well on Canada Day I heard a local band play one of my songs I co-wrote in front of a few thousand people. That was a fun first….Apparently they are recording it and it will be a single!….So I will keep you posted on that.
My friends Dan Swinimer and JoJo Mason have their new single climbing up the charts and that has been fun to watch!…It was the most added song on Canadian Country Radio for a few weeks.Its all Good!
As for me I am still working on the “Artist way” book. Highly recommended, but not for the faint of heart. It helps you dig deep into becoming a artist that is true to yourself…I feel some changes coming on…Ask me about it if you see me…
I just got back yesterday from REO songwriting camp with Marty Dodson and Clay Mills, songwriters from Nashville. Both writers have had # 1 songs with Kenny Chesney and Darious Rucker and in Canada with Johnny Reed(Fire it up!). An awesome learning environment and these two guys have a lot to offer serious songwriters. We took classes on lyric writing and Melody writing and then put what we learned into practice with co-writes.
The best part of the weekend was the one on one mentoring and spending a few hours each night in the hot tub asking questions. How many songwriters would love an opportunity like that?…Pretty sure most serious Country writers would be chompin’ at the bit….I am very blessed indeed. I learned more about my strengths and weaknesses and what I should do next.
Now the cool part….Due to various circumstances I drove Marty and Clay back to Vancouver and they stayed overnight at my place. They wanted to see some sights of the city so I took them to Burnaby Mountain, then a drive down scenic marine drive in West Van to Whyte cliff Park….. And then the Boathouse on English Bay, where they bought me a fine meal. Then off to where else but Stanley Park. They were quite impressed with our fine city. I loved being a tour guide!…Just wished we had more time but we had to be up at 4 AM for the drive to the airport….The adventure continues!!