From DAVID: “Pretty excited to pick up this reel to reel deck today (supplied by Lorne Hammond thank you very much) and repaired and brought up to recording session quality by tech wizard P. Anthony Smith. We’ll be using it this weekend with Mike Hall at MFH Studio to record my new lo-fi live off the floor album. I’ll be joined by Marek Tyler on the drums Dan W. on a coupla songs, and an as of yet unnamed cello player…..good times are sure to unfold.”
David P. Smith recording with his daughter Chloe.
And here’s a bonus from David: “I wrote this song on Wednesday, recorded it on my phone Friday night, shot video footage on my phone Friday night, and edited it up on crappy Windows Movie Maker Sunday afternoon. I’m a modern guy. Of course I’ve had it in the ear before.”
Vancouver’s legendary Roots Jam has moved after more than 20 years from the formerly glorious Railway Club to the beautiful Emerald Supperclub and Lounge in East side’s Chinatown (555 Gore St) Just as before their will be 4 revolving hosts: The Modelos’ Joe Rotundo, Mr. Mike Van Eyes, Jimmy Roy (Kelly Haigh, Ray Condo, etc.) and Scott Smith (Just A Season, Terminal Station, etc.).
We’re very proud that each of these wonderful hosts/musicians are involved with the Northern Electric label. Mike Van Eyes has an upcoming 2LP vinyl release called The Afterlife Sessions; Jimmy Roy is head Murderbird with songbird Kelly Haigh, who also has an upcoming release titled Post Apocalyptic Valentine (A beautiful hard cover book with stories, paintings and CD album); Scott Smith recently released his acclaimed Just A Season CD; and The Modelos are just finishing up their follow-up to Saddle Justice, which is currently sold-out.
Every Saturday afternoon from 5pm to 8pm!
A few Northern Electric artists have entered the land of blogs recently – Rodney Decroo is tipping his hat to other poets and songwriters with his new Shining Like An Apple on Fire blog here. Rodney also has a Tumblr blog of with his own poems, songs and more here.
Meanwhile, David Newberry has teamed up with photographer Eric Newby for Newbsradio. This week’s episode takes a look at Music Piracy, check it out here.
And finally, Victoria’s David P. Smith has started a blog called Song of the Week. Here David performs/interprets a favourite song, usually with different guests and plunks up a video of said performance. So far he’s tackled Hank Williams. Johnny Cash, Sparklehorse and Great Aunt Ida to name a few. This week he’s chosen the Silver Jews – find it here.