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SongDoor Int’l Songwriting Competition

Feb 10, 2015

Yeesh! The updates keep on rolling in… We just discovered that we were finalists in the SongDoor International Songwriting Competition – so close in fact, that we came in second by less that a dozen votes. We’re honoured to have been selected as a finalist in this international songwriting competition, and hopefully next year we’ll take home a ‘winner’ title. Gotta stay positive right?

At the moment we’re staying in a village called Evenley in the beautiful English countryside of Northamptonshire. It’s a gorgeous location and the house is constantly filled with the sounds of piano and acoustic guitar – very inspiring to say the least. We hope to turn out a song or two while we’re here. The British winter is a pretty decent motivator to stay indoors and write.

International Acoustic Music Awards

Feb 1, 2015

More great news to share from the road! First off, we’re in Scotland and it’s super rad. Secondly, we recently learned that we’re a current two-time finalist in the 2015 International Acoustic Music Awards. Our song ‘Time Stand Still’ is a finalist in the AAA/Alternative category, and ‘From The Start’ is a finalist in the Folk/Americana/Roots category.

The winners of this international song competition will be announced on February 6th, so we’ll have to wait and see what happens next… Either way, we’re thrilled to have been chosen as finalist twice-over this year.

Alberta Music’s LIVESTOCK Sampler

Jan 24, 2015

Great news! We’re alive and well in Amsterdam and getting prepped to fly to Scotland tomorrow. Life is great! Yesterday I discovered that we’ve been selected for Alberta Music’s 2015 LIVESTOCK Sampler V4 (Folk/Roots/Country). You can hear ‘Time Stand Still‘ featured as track number seven on this new industry sampler. We’re totally honoured to be alongside so many talented songwriters and performers on this sampler. Thank you Alberta Music!

On a side-note, I smell the most delicious Mediterranean food being prepared by two Dutchies and a Frenchman. Tastebuds prepare for glory… Bye for now!

Alberta Primetime Interview

Jan 12, 2015

Right before we left for Europe, Alberta Primetime aired an interview they did with us at Evergreen Sound in Calgary, AB. We had a great time answering their questions and…

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The Adventure Begins At Customs

Dec 31, 2014

Goeden avond from the Netherlands! We’re still jet lagged, so this post make not flow as well as others. A couple of days ago Lauren and I landed in Amsterdam…

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