The Ottawa Grassroots Festival and signs of spring

What a brilliant way to cap off a month on the road! The Ottawa Grassroots Festival was blooming and bursting with bright notes and warm audiences. I had a blast in my hometown, opening for Old Man Luedecke on Friday night, playing in a song circle with Connie Kaldor, Old Man Luedecke, and Terry Gillespie on Saturday, and leading a fingerstyle guitar workshop on Sunday. Thanks to Bob Nesbitt and all the volunteers and fantastic folks who put this excellent festival together.

Ottawa Grassroots Song Circle
Song circle at Ottawa Grassroots (photo by Graham Lindsey)

With the unexpected extension of winter that I’ve been experiencing on this tour, it’s nice to see the buds popping open and the sun shining again. I spent several days painting some new works and the folks at the festival quickly snapped up my creations, including this little line of fishing huts in the Quidi Vidi Gut in St. John’s.
15-04-20 Quidi Vidi Gut NL 2
I’m heading back to Toronto to rest up before the Southeast Regional Folk Alliance conference in North Carolina in May, and get back to writing more new songs! And spend some quality time with my bike. I miss my bike.

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