Well, the 2010 Juno Awards in St. John’s rose from the mists ever so briefly and then disappeared under the threat of volcanic ash. How dramatic is that? They were certainly the big highlight of my month. I attended with Michael Phillip Wojewoda who was nominated for Best Producer for Songs From the Alien Beacon. Big thanks to all of you who lent your support and cheered us on.
Got to see some great performances out on George St, watched some waves, and stepped onto the red carpet out of a school bus (way cooler than a limo, don’t ya think?). I wish I had a photo of that for you but I was too busy trying to unhook my heel from the hem of my dress. Had a great time, regardless of the fact Michael didn’t win in his category. (Bob Rock did, which is alright – he seems like a pretty good guy, at least from what you can tell in the Metallica documentary.)
So! Back in Toronto now, with a couple of shows for you this month –
JUNO NOMINATION! Michael Phillip Wojewoda Jack Richardson Producer of the Year Award for his work on Songs From the Alien Beacon. He’s been nominated for two tracks: “The Key (Different Than I Used To Be)” and “Palm Trees”. Way to go Mpw!
Happy 2010 everyone! I hope it brings lots of good things. I’m looking forward to a year full of music-making and other fun stuff. This month you can see us at the Tranzac in Toronto on Jan. 21st with The Prince Brothers.
Brand new video!
Kate Rogers and I have had a bit of a thing going these last couple months – she’s kindly invited me to perform at some of her Fall Residency shows at the Tranzac in Toronto. Now as the season winds down, we’re hoping to go out in style. On Dec. 11th, at the Kate Rogers Band X-mas extavaganza, she and I will be performing a co-written christmas song on ukuleles. At least that’s the plan! We both got this thing for the uke. Kate if you’re reading this, we need to get together. Stat!
I’m also very excited to be performing at Mia Sheard’s X-mas Benefit Concert at the Rivoli in Toronto on Dec. 18th, along with Hawksley Workman, Luke Doucet, Melissa McClelland, Dave Bidini and others. Proceeds go to the Daily Food Bank and the Stephen Lewis Foundation. doors are at 8pm, tix are $18. More info available at www.mouthpartsandwings.ca.
Woah – October? How’d that happen. My band and I have been SO busy squirelling away nuts for winter. Allow me to introduce them to you –
Michael Phillip Wojewoda (of Rheostatics fame) plays drums, Chris Stringer (who is producing every indie band in Canada as we speak) plays a bass that he built himself, and Rob MacDonald (also in one of my fave bands, also of Dirt Farmer) rocks the guitar as well as one or two of the 46 synthesizers he owns.
If you’re in Toronto this week you can join us at The Gladstone Melody Bar on Oct. 29th for “Thursday Night Confidential”, their new music series. We’ll be performing songs from my new cd. Also featuring Young Doctors in Love. Deets in “upcoming shows”…
Watch the “Songs From the Alien Beacon” cd release show live from the Supermarket in Toronto! Tune in here tonight (July 16th) at 10:10pm EST and link below.
Jennifer will be making an appearance on CFRB 1010 AM radio in Toronto – tune in Sunday July 12 for Rock Talk between 6 and 7 pm. She’ll be performing live and chatting with hosts Blair Packham & Bob Reid
Two of Jennifer’s songs will be featured in the short film The Disconnection of Cyrus Bent – “Guts” Songs From the Alien Beacon, and “Dumb Down” (<em>Fit For Mars</em>). The film is slated for the Toronto International Film Festival and also features music by <a href=”http://www.myspace.com/thedunesrock”>The Dunes</a>, <a href=”http://www.elliottbrood.ca/”>Elliot Brood</a>, and <a href=”http://www.myspace.com/thepeopleofcanada”>The People Of Canada.</a><a href=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JGB5JmKNPY”>The Key</a>