The early part of the summer saw another rebirth as I finally got to play in Germany. Me and the Beautiful Gypsies rocked The Black Sheep Festival.
Following the Germany triumph with The Beautiful Gypsies I jumped on a train to France and joined Allan Hawco and Mark Critch to help them with a documentary about the Newfoundland Regiment in WW1. It was incredible to walk in the footsteps of history and getting to sing the Ode to Newfoundland at Beaument Hammel will no doubt be one of the professional highlights of my life.
Played Stanfest and Cavendish and they served as a great launch point into a great summer of festivals. The CNE in Toronto was one of the biggest crowds I’ve ever played for. Amazing.
Next a thrill of a lifetime. A 5 week opening slot on the Barenaked Ladies Tour. Awesome not only describes the grand time we had but also Ed and the Barenaked Ladieswho made us feel like partners in crime.
The SO LET’S GO tour has been the thrill of a lifetime and the few weeks on the road with Barenaked Ladies was a dream come true. It has been positively surreal some nights to stand on stage with them and be treated like an equal and a pal. I am so lucky. - Alan Doyle