Hey band buddies!
Guess what? Guess what Twin Peaks is doing? Another CBC contest? No....yeah, you're right!
This time around it's Rock Your Campus, a contest geared towards student artists attending university and college across our great nation!
As some of you close to the ladies know Lindsay has been studying social work for the last few years and her passion for learning is right on par with writing and playing music. The duo has similar goals of using music in a therapeutic and community building way in the future.
If we win the 10 G's of cold hard TD* Canada cash we will use it to travel to furthest reaches of Canada to share our songs and stories.You can vote for us here if you feel like it, we would really appreciate it. Many thanks. Look how polite we can be when we want something.
Tomorrow we are recording a live video of our submitted song 'Hold On' to share with the CBC community and you! Stay tuned for that!
Regular students, regular student problems.
*Sign up now for a student everyday chequing account and get $50! We are not getting paid to say this.
We had a most excellent time playing at The Olive Bistro and Lounge in Jasper, AB. They know what they're doing in the food and beverage department (Basil, cucumber spiked lemonade? Who thinks this stuff up?). Steph and Darryl also treat their musical guests like gold and it makes for an enjoyable experience all around. Thanks for being you.
-The crowd was full of really great listeners. Jager Bombs were jokingly discussed over the mic and Jager Bombs appeared, almost like magic. We would warn other roots/folk musicians that playing this particular genre of music jacked up on Red Bull and Jager can be problematic.
-We're pretty alright when it comes to making new friends. Charlie and Jenny from Sheffield, England even invited us over the pond. We already bought our plane tickets. We hope they don't regret the rash decision fueled by alcohol.
-After the main event we had an impromtu jam with local songstress Colleen, who is Janis Joplin reincarnate. Hair Panties was requested twice.
-The Mackeys from FSJ appeared out of the blue as a happy surprise. It is always comforting somehow to see familiar faces when we are far from home.
-Following myriads of industrial vehicles down the magic undivided highway that is AB-40 en route to the gig. Naomi's patience is not her virtue and she does NOT do well at the back of the line. Much like Ricky Bobby, she likes to go fast.
-We missed our chance to try the Olive's truffle oil poutine. Ermagerd, I just salivated on the keyboard.
-We were that annoying band that stays up too late, playing music too loud on the roof top patio while other guests (who were probably going kayaking/hiking/whitewater rafting the next day) tried to rest. We are super sorry. We are jerks.
-Remember the Jager Bombs? They made our morning hell...totally worth it.
Did you miss us? We had an epic time howling across the prairies but now we're back for a short while and thought we'd give you a little look-see into our said epic road times. Please read, laugh, and keep in touch will ya?
May 3rd - Tour Kickoff at the LIDO - Fort St. John BC
-Sold out show 3rd year in a row!!!!
- We raised lots of gas money, cha-ching!
-Played a great show with some great pals. Special thanks to Dori Braun, Betty B Gidd, and Joe Rocca for playing!
-Being too busy to personally thank/hug/kiss everyone there.
May 4th - House Concert @ Shelagh and Cam’s- Grande Prairie AB
-Cuddling with Hadley, our favorite Basset Hound!
-Working on body building poses after midnight with Amandizzay.
-Shootin’ the shit with an old musical theatre pal.
Valleys (The worst actually):
-Leaving our brand new gigantic Kirkland vodka in our host’s freezer!!!
May 5th - House Concert @ Christine and Mike’s - Valleyview AB
-Hanging with the Broadribb clan.
-Listening to the sibling duo Sweet Clover whose harmonies brought us to tears...literally.
-Being introduced to Slivovitz (Russian moonshine).
-Being introduced to Slivovitz, which led to a late night cheese overdose.
May 6th - Cha Island - Edmonton AB
-Having Celeigh Cardinal lend us her smokin’ pipes for the evening.
-Slammin’ pints with our pal Jeff Stuart (the most Scottish, but actually Polish, guy we know).
-Reuniting with the Simpson lassies.
-Naomi forgetting her favorite pants and then having to ask Candi to put them on the Greyhound to Saskatoon.
May 7th - The Root - Lloydminster SK
-Being on the Saskatchewan side of town.
-Dancing the night away with local neon sensation “Spandy”!
-Partying down with our new best friends The Real Ponchos.
-Only sleeping for two hours (nap?) before driving to Saskatoon for our live television debut.
May 8th - Louis’ Loft - Saskatoon SK
-Watching the sun rise across the prairies at 4:30 in the morning.
-Being on CTV morning television and pulling it off no less!
-Meeting some new buds Madeline, Robin and Myles.
-Rockin’ a local open mic at The Woods.
-Booking a show at the university campus and forgetting that school is out.
May 9th - DAY OFF - Saskatoon SK
-Seeing our super friends the Real Ponchos play at Vangelis Tavern.
-Double vodkas on special.
-Double vodkas on special.
May 10th - Lady of the Lake - Brandon MB
-Heritage house lodging with our lovely host and owner of Lady of the Lake, Bridget.
-Deciding it would be ok to leave gear in the van then deciding against it at midnight
when Brandon started getting scary.
-Trying to load gear in through an extremely creaky door at midnight.
Stay tuned for more tour peaks and valleys in the coming days! Next up, Part II: Winnipeg, MB to Okotoks, MB. You know we loves ya!
Regular People, Regular Problems.