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The Latest From Joal

Turn that Frown Upside-down

Oct 5, 2015

Well, last night was a first for us… Someone at our Vancouver gig grabbed a bunch of money from our donation jar and left with it. :(

This disappointment was intensified by the fact that we had to earn $50 minimum in donations just to pay the venue and sound man before we even saw a profit (or in this case, money for food and gas). Still, we are thankful that nothing worse happened – and most likely, whoever took our money probably needed it more than us.

I suppose all of this gets us (Lauren and I) reflecting on the past several weeks – and how we’ve been blessed with provision throughout this tour and our previous tours. We had some lovely friends come into town yesterday to visit and catch our performance, and we’ve met so many other great folks on the road this year. We’ve also been able to enjoy some amazing sights and sounds in BC this year – and there is still so much to explore in western Canada!

THANK YOU to everyone who has been a part of our journeys thus far, wether hosting us, supporting us, or blessing us in some other way (gas cards, coupons, etc). We are truly blessed. All thanks be to Jehovah Jireh!

WCMAs & Western Canadian Tour

Sep 9, 2015

So as some of you may have heard, our newest record ‘Heads Is East, Tails Is West’ has been nominated for our second Western Canadian Music Award! We’re super thrilled about this news, and on the evening of Sunday, September 20th, we will find out what record is awarded the winning album live at the 2015 WCMAs.

Since we were going to attend the award show in Victoria, we opted to book up a little tour to go hand-in-hand with it. Right now you can catch us at a host of different venues and cities/towns across Western Canada. Keep your eyes peeled because we’re constantly adding new dates and locations. It’s gonna be a great way to finish off the Summer season.

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…

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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…

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