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The Latest From Joal

Summer Updates

Jul 7, 2015

Well, we’ve been back in Canada for just over two months now and I think we’ve finally settled into life in the foothills. Stampede season is now upon us and we had a great time showcasing in the BMO Centre at the grounds last night. The audience and staff were incredible – so thank you sooo much for all the encouraging support we received there! We definitely hope to be back again next year.

Lauren and I have been working on lots of new opportunities while trying to stay focused on songwriting. This has proven to be quite challenging, as I often desire time away and space to write. Perhaps we’ll find a little piece of heaven tucked away in the Rocky Mountains this summer, where melodies can give birth to lyrics and many new stories.

For now we’re focused on booking our western Canadian tour for Sept/Oct, so if you’ve been itching for a House Concert, please get ahold of us ASAP! Dates are filling up quickly and we’ve love to be able to see all of our friends on the coast.

2015 Canadian Songwriter Challenge

Jun 2, 2015

Spring in Canada is incredible. Seriously, I think Alberta has one of the best places to be pre-summer. This past week we finally got our garden planted and we’re hoping for a better return than last year – but that’s another story. This week we’ll be playing 5 gigs up around Edmonton and the surrounding communities. It’ll be nice to make our way back north to connect with our prairie friends.

In other news: next week I’ll be participating in Bell Media’s 2015 Canadian Songwriter Challenge, which is hosted in part by the Songwriters Association of Canada, Alberta Music, and it’s being hosted at OCL Studios. It’ll be a really exciting time of growth for me, as some of you may know, I haven’t done much co-writing before and this will be a great chance to work with some other songwriters from all over Alberta. To be honest, I’m a little nervous… Wish me luck?

WCMA Nomination & CBC’s The Homestretch Interview w/ Performance

May 21, 2015

Great news friends: our newest album, ‘Heads Is East, Tails Is West’ has been nominated for a 2015 Western Canadian Music Award! This is a great feeling, knowing that our debut album won our first WCMA in 2012. I don’t know about you guys, but we’re hoping this is a sign of things to come… Either way, we’re feeling great and on a roll with 2 for 2 WCMA nods.

In other exciting news, we’ll be doing a live on location interview and performance with CBC’s The Homestretch in Calgary, AB on May 22nd. You can tune in from 3 to 6 PM, during which time we’ll be sharing 6 songs and doing interviews every hour. We look forward to chatting it up with Doug Dirks and hope that you’ll enjoy it too!

STORYHIVE + Unveil Studios = New Video

May 4, 2015

Howdy folks! So we’ve been back in Canada for less than a week and we’ve already been busy catching up on things – plus we both caught the flu. Hooray….

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Interview with Drum 99.5 FM

May 2, 2015

Since we landed on Canadian soil we’ve been looking forward to our upcoming performances in East Coulee, AB at East Coulee Spring Fest and in Cochrane, AB at Legacy Guitar…

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