Toward the Insignificant 

It seems like it was only a few months ago that we released "All Tied Up" at the Kaffe 1870.  In fact, that was December 2013.  Almost three years has passed and now we are less than two weeks away from releasing "Catch Me if You Can" at the Blacksheep Inn (November 5).  Posters are up, CDs are received, and rehearsals are almost complete (you can never have too many!).

There are so many people that I would like to thank and many of those thank-yous are set out on the CD itself. They include David Irvine for the fantastic artwork; the musicians, John-Marc Desmarais, Alden Roberge, Philippe Charbonneau, Dave Draves who also produced, engineered, mixed and mastered the album, Jamie Ferguson, and Dave's cat, Horton, who meows on Catch Me if You Can.  I also would like to thank Don Warkentin for getting the CDs manufactured quickly and efficiently.

While preparing for the CD release we had the opportunity to play at the Folk Music Ontario Conference Indigenous Artist showcase.  In case you are wondering, I am Metis - born and raised as such.  The "we" includes me, Dave Draves, Rhonda Arsenault, Alden Roberge and Pat Maher.  We had 15 minutes to play and play we did!  We fit 5 songs, albeit shortened versions, into that 15 minutes and we sounded pretty darn good, I must say.

But enough of that. I would like to introduce you to the album called "Catch Me if You Can". To do so, I will be posting one song from the album each day up until the CD release on November 5.  The first song is called "Toward the Insignificant".  I wrote it during one of Ian Tamblyn's songwriting classes at the Wakefield Community Centre. Ian handed each of us students a card with a phrase on it and on mine was written "Toward the Insignificant".  The song is an observation about how the world is so big, and each of us, is so small.  We might feel that the world revolves around us and that our problems are so big they consume us but, there are so many other people in the world with problems much bigger than our own.  Have a listen to this song, and let me know what you think.  Please share it as well, if you see fit. And, come back tomorrow to listen to the next song.

Thank-you and have a great evening.

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