Woohoo! After slaving over a hot grant application all summer, we could not be more pleased to announce that we scored an Amplify BC Career Development grant! This will enable us to create some delicious new videos (something we are sorely lacking) and promote our new record Me Daza (they match funds we spend up to 10k). Patrons of the arts (bless their hearts) are few and far between these days, so we can’t tell you how fortunate we feel to be supported by Creative BC and the Province of British Columbia. Things could get very exciting indeed!
It’s been quite a fall season for us…so much happened our heads are still spinning…and we still smell like a campfire.
We were chosen to take part in VIFF AMP Talent Accelerator program at the Vancouver Film Festival in October. This program connects musicians and composers with music supervisors and film makers to help us license our music, something we are super keen to do more of. One of the highlights was a master class where we got to watch an episode of Start Trek Discovery get scored, live on stage, with an orchestra and everything. Cliff Martinez and his team were amazing to watch at work.
Our west coast fall tourcation kicked off with finally getting to see Buffy Sainte Marie in concert – solo (our fave!) At 78 years fabulous, she kicked buffalo-sized butt, and remains one of our biggest inspirations. Especially as we were just setting out to work on writing The Pigeon and The Dove, our new folk opera about preventing homelessness.
Shows in Washington were a delight as always, that state has been so kind to us, no wonder we keep returning. Some time on the Oregon Coast focusing on writing and visiting with tender peeps. Bay area shows and Reido’s bday in San Francisco was everything you could ask for, including getting caught in what they call a ‘Love Vortex” that really set him up for a fully heart-centered year.
Feeling super fortunate to have outrun the forest fires in Northern California, driving through power outages on our way to camping was an experience let me tell you. Camped at Salt Pointe Park and Avenue of the Giants in California, and Sunset Bay Beach in Oregon where we enjoyed our first yurt! Not as many tubbies when one is in a tent, but the ones we did enjoy were EPIC. (you can check out some highlights on our Instagram account @reidjamiesonmusic
The people we meet continue to be the best part of touring. Love the connections we make, and so appreciate the community that support the music and these bodies as we sing our hearts out for y’all. Our road families are everything to us. Words fail to express how danged lucky we feel to know you.
Couple of rare Vancouver shows coming up (seems like we never play at home) and then Vancouver Island before the year is done. Hope to see you there, and always open to invites to play your holiday functions, house concerts, etc…and keen to be invited to your shows too. Keep us in the loop k?
And now the good work begins.
If you know any (preferably lady) filmmakers who might be keen on our music, please do send them our way.
Could really use some help with booking shows in the UK and Ireland next year if you have any connections, they sure would be appreciated.
Keen to reach more folks, but can’t do it without YOU. Please share music and dates with your friends, add us to your playlists, and request us at local festivals and radio. Everything helps. Share what you love!
Want to help us raise funds for making music and getting it heard in a world where radio and record sales are on the way out? Make a 1k donation, and then pick a song you would like Reido to record – you could be most instrumental in keeping the music alive and thriving while inspiring a unique recording!
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