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Thrush Hermit Cross-Country Tour

Hello Everybody,

We are about to fire up the motor to get ready for our Thrush Hermit cross Canada reunion tour where we revisit our album, Clayton Park, that we released 20 years ago. Dusting off our eight-foot neon Rock and Roll sign, inquiring whether gongs can be rented (let’s hope so!) and restringing the Gibson SG and RD. For purists concerned our performance won’t feel era correct, please note that Ian’s bass still only has three strings and the burn marks from where he used to blow fireballs off the headstock (likely not in the cards due to honoring fire regulations –

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Skinner’s Pond & The Granville Green

What a fun weekend! On Saturday, Dad and I played The Stompin Tom Centre in Skinner’s Pond, PEI. My foot is sore but I had to honour the fine print in the contract. A great crowd made for a great night in a beautiful part of the island we had never been before.

Yesterday I met up with the Emergency in Port Hawkesbury for a return to the Granville Green. An epic evening, and as Dave succinctly put it, “one for the bass drum”. Once in a blue moon a show gets added to the list on bass drum head and when 30 kids swarm the stage to dance it is time to get out the permanent marker.

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Notes from a Full Moon

Hey All,

I’m stepping away from social media to free up some space and focus more on music and spending time with family and friends. My social media accounts will still be active with information about tour dates and music but I plan to post more of my personal thoughts here. We will link from twitter when a new post goes up if you are following me there.

I’m in the midst of working on a record that I’m excited about. More on that as the year progresses but it’s looking like it will be released next spring.

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The Hermit rides again

Time to see if McGetts can still balance the bass like this. September & October Canadian tour dates on the shows page.

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