Thursday, December 4, 2008
Today we are continuing to work on the new Norouet CD here in St Côme, Quebec. I began to play with this wonderful band back in 2000 and appeared as a guest when they made their first CD "Spirale" in 2001. The group features fiddler/singer/composer Stéphanie Lépine, percussionist Patrick Graham, and singer/composer/guitarist Éric Beaudry(of La Bottine Souriante fame). Éric created an excellent recording studio in "un grand shack" behind his father's house deep in the back country of Quebec. Already a foot deep, the snowfall is covering the woods in a blanket of feathery white. The pines have a lovely spiral shape: the boughs holding the snow like pallets of white dough. Winnie and Cliquot, the two resident hounds, can do nothing but frolic and play in the chilled fluff. The stillness is calming and a wonderful retreat from the excitement of New York. My pals, Natalie Haas and Yann Falquet will come this next week to add some guest tracks to the CD. I will try to post some photos in the coming days!
P.S. Don't forget the solo gig at L'Interlude this Saturday night at 8:30pm!
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Sorry for the time lapse. I have been skating about since my concerts in Michigan and Indiana, but have finally landed for a bit in sunny Quebec for continued work on two upcoming CDs: A new Cd from Norouet, with Éric Beaudry, Stephanie Lepine, and Patrick Graham, and one from my dear friend, Jean-Paul Loyer. Both are set to drop in the spring and both promise to be full of the great spirit of the North Country. I will be updating this week as we work with some action photos, quotes and maybe even a vid or two. Meanwhile, for those of you with friends in the greater Montreal/Joliette area, I will play a solo concert at L'Interlude in Joliette, Quebec this Saturday night! The gig starts at 8:30pm. A few special guests will join in for the party so drop in and enjoy the show if you can.
Much love to all, Christopher