Category Archives: Home Routes House Show
and a shot of Joe…
Tonight.. the main act was the “Sultans of String“… “Sultans of String are Canada’s ambassadors of musical diversity. The band romps through an energized adventure of Latin, Gypsy-jazz, Middle Eastern and folk rhythms, celebrating musical fusion and human creativity with warmth and virtuosity…” was how Lynn Thompson described the group after a show. I’ll be honest, it wasn’t my typical go-to-listen kind of music… but that’s the thing that I love about going to these House Shows… I get to see/hear stuff I’d never pick for myself!
Tonight only two of the five members of the “Sultans of String” were in Clandaboye… I can’t imagine what a show with ALL of the members would be.. because having only 2… was amazing!!
Here’s Chris McKhool…
…this shot was exciting..because another camera’s flash lite my shot! (and I totally didn’t see Conni about to take the photo as I did… pretty neat….)
Sunset… June 20, 2009… longest day of the year… (this was taken about midnight on the top of Mt. Duval!)
Self portrait… top of Mt. Duval… June 20, 2009…
From my trip to the Auyuittuq National Park… (unfortunately, the sun did not rise nor set on this trip!..it was covered in fog/snow!)
Leaving the Park.. the sun started to show itself…
Thanks Chris and Keven for sharing your amazing music… you look like you have as much fun in the making of it… as I did in the hearing of it! 🙂
>Well, I’ve been going through photos…and realized I never blogged about another “Home Routes House Concert” I went to back at the end of October… I went to one early October.. and blogged about it HERE!
On October 30th, I headed north of the perimeter to Conni and Brent’s house for another concert! I brought a friend with me this time…so I was lucky, I didn’t have to drive!
This time I was able to make it in time for the opening act… Brentin, Barry, Terry and Joe warmed up the crowd !!!
The ‘pre-show’ was amazing… and then we had a brief break before Lynne Hanson the main act came on to perform… as I write this I’m listening to one of her cds…and am brought back to that night!
Lynne got up and quietly started to share her stories at first with words, then with her songs…but she had amazing stage presence….
I’m not 100% sure if it was my frame of mind…but her music really spoke to me that night! Something about the words and stories was something I could relate too…and its something I can’t quite put into words. But what I will do is leave you all with one of the songs Lynne sang… “Rest of My Days”
I was running a bit behind, I had been talking to my mum on the phone…and then stopped on the way for something to eat… and by the time I hit the gravel road I was suppose to be on to get to my final destination it was really dark.. and I had a moment of ‘I hope I’m in the right place, because I’m on a gravel road in the middle of no-where…and my cell reception is going in and out!’ but have no fear I was on the right road, and did find my final destination, alright… even though I was fashionably late!
…Here’s a fun photo of the final road I travelled, gravel… and well fuzzy but kind of cool!
Why did I travel up to Clandeboye on a Friday evening? Well it was the first Home Routes House Show of the 2010-2011 season at one of my co-worker, Conni’s house! You might wonder what is a ‘Home Routes House Show’? (don’t worry I also wondered at first!)… Basicly a group organizes artists to come to houses for concerts, the hosts provide a place for the artists to sleep…and there is a ‘series’ of houses on the tour… All in all it’s a pretty cool idea… Conni and her family are starting their 3rd season of hosting!
On Friday night, Brock Zeman was there accompied on the guitar by Blair Hogan. I wasn’t sure what to expect… but I was not disapointed!! Brock and Blair did two sets… and kept us entertained with their music and sense of humour!
Blair had some ‘mad’ skills on the guitar….
Overall, I had a fabulous experience… I can’t wait until the next show… they happena bout once a month, and there are all kinds of different acts!
Thanks Conni, Brent and Joe for inviting me… can’t wait until the next time…
I’m going to leave you with one of songs that Brock sang in the evening… enjoy!