It’s official, baby Kamps has arrived! I’m now a father to a precious daughter named “Luna Mae Aafje Kamps“. Luna was welcomed into the family on October 7th and 4:11 AM. She weighed 8 lbs and 4 oz, and was 53 cm long! I can hardly believe Lauren was able to keep all that tucked away somewhere. Mommy and baby are doing well and we are all adjusting to this new and exciting change. I’m doing pretty good as well, just trying to balance being a relatively sleepless spouse, father, musician, and songwriter – but it’s all good. I’m up for the challenge.
Other exciting news is that we’re already fielding various festivals confirmations for next year – this is a really great feeling. If there are festivals that you think we should perform at, please let us know. Lauren and I are also super stoked to showcase some new material to audiences and hope to have a new record out for next summer. We are also working on plans to tour Europe again at the start of 2017, though some plans may be altered due to Luna joining us – extra diaper bags are going to be a must.
Yet another bit of news is this: Porch Swing Entertainment and Sojourner Music have merged businesses and I am now working alongside Laurie Brown and Stephanie Bakker-Hopf as an Artist Mentor & Music Career Coach. Laurie and I first discussed this idea back in 2013 so these plans have been in the works for a while now, and it’s great to finally be able to share them with the world. If you know of emerging artists or bands wanting to take their careers to the next level, please send them my way!
Lastly, a couple of months ago Lauren and I had the pleasure of performing at Sofar Sounds Calgary, where we were able to shoot a live performance of “From The Start” one calm August evening. We hope you enjoy!