This is the first of what I hope will be semi-regular blog posts to keep you all in the loop about what’s happening with my music, new projects and performances.
Getting ready to head into another new year I’ve been doing a bit of reflecting on 2017. It was a pretty amazing year for myself with lots of new and exciting changes. My wife and I welcomed our baby girl, Georgia Jane Buckley into the world in September of 2016. So far fatherhood has been incredible and I feel so fortunate to have gotten to spend lots of quality time with my daughter over the last year.
2017 has been a great year for writing. I’ve had the opportunity to participate in two residences at the Banff Centre of Arts and Creativity. The first one, was a more formal songwriting residency, where I had the opportunity to forge some great relationships, with other musicians and songwriters.
Part of the Banff Centre singer/songwriter residency in March 2017 included a three hour recording session. To facilitate, engineer and produce these demo sessions, the Banff Centre brought in the esteemed Howard Bilerman - former member of the band Arcade Fire who is credited on over 400 records, including those by Leonard Cohen, Wolf Parade, Coeur de Pirate, Bassekou Kouyate, The Wooden Sky and Basia Bulat.
After being seriously impressed by a productive and creative recording session with Howard, I have booked him to be the recording engineer and producer for my album at his studio in Montreal in February 2018.
This will be an exciting departure from my last record, and I’m thrilled to head into the studio with a batch of new songs that I think are the strongest to date.
Thanks for reading,