Thanks to everyone who came out on Thursday. Thanks to my friends, Marc & Dice and LOVECoast, who put on magnificent shows of their own. Thanks to the Media Club for hosting such an amazing event. Thanks to my wife, who dragged herself through sleepless snowy Pennsylvania and back again only to get up onstage with me through her illness. Thanks to those who drove a long way just to share the night with us. Thanks to everyone. It was everything I could have hoped for it to be.
As a thank-you, I've got some new toys for you to play with. I've been working with a couple of friends on some videos for those of you who haven't been able to make it to shows. The first is (of course) the one above, shot with longtime CFord co-conspirator Skot Nelson, and the good news is that there's more coming. There's two more songs that we shot during that session, and I should have those up for you over the next few weeks. More good news after the break!
Fans, family, and friends,
I have spent the last few days in Pennsylvania with my family supporting my mother and grandmother. My grandfather Donald Heil passed away this week just days after his 85th birthday. The service will be on Monday, and Catherine and I will return to Canada on Tuesday.
To those of you who are looking forward to Thursday's show at the Media Club, I want to reassure you that the show will go on. I'll be there from start to finish, and we have an amazing night of music for you.
I spent all my spare time this week - that is, when I wasn't in the hospital or sleeping (and a lot of time that I should have been sleeping) - recording a song that represents what Pop-pop meant to me. After the service is over I'll try to get that up on the site to stream so that you all can hear it.
My grandfather was a great man, who provided his family with a beautiful life, and saw not only his daughters but all of his grandchildren achieve higher education and find love and prosperity. He got to know two great-grandchildren and was the head of his household.