iTunes pre-order / Spotify pre-save

July 21st, 2017

Hey All. You can pre-order digital copies of the new album A Week at The Warehouse right here. You’ll get a download of #SummerSummerNight when you do: https://umc.lnk.to/AWATWWe/itunes

And for all you Spotify peeps, you can now PRE-SAVE the new album. You’ll get a note on release day when all the new tunes are streaming. Wicked: http://player.lemonadebox.com/gjwhuz

WATCH the new video for Summer Summer Night!

July 14th, 2017

London, UK – Hotel Lobby

June 22nd, 2017

Sitting in the lobby of the hotel awaiting a car to Heathrow Airport, still buzzing about last night’s triumph at Bush Hall. There is something special about playing in London, a city that has been the hub of the music world for centuries. There is something very special about the intoxicating feeling of momentum that comes with returning to a city to a bigger venue that is sold out to the doors with excited people eager for your return. There is something very, very special about getting a chance to sing songs for folks in a city that has had a few rough weeks. Not that a night out with me and the band is a cure all, but it feels good to offer even the most modest breath of levity and light when folks are hungry for it.

All of these things happened last night, I figure. And I am grateful for it all.

Exciting times as the first single from the new CD drops tomorrow. As of Friday, you can request the song on your fav radio station, stream it on your fav streaming service, and download it from your fav digital platform. I’d be super thankful if you did one, two, or all three of these things and spread the word about it all. A big rush and show of interest in the single drives a whole bunch of activity for the album release and tour to come later this Fall and into 2018. So, thank you all in advance for all the support.

Stay tuned for a fun video for Summer Summer Night as well. Me and the band and a crew of wonderful young actors recreated an 80s Summer Camp movie. I hope the guy gets the girl, don’t you?

Off to LHR and onto Frankfurt en route to the Blacksheep Festival! Danke!

Cheers,
Alan

Glen Allen Virginia Hotel Room

March 20th, 2017

Any frequent readers of this blog know I am not usually a fan of a day off in a lonely hotel room. Most often I find it kind of isolating and depressing. It is the very time when you count how many hours and days you spend away from your family. It is the time you are neither Home nor on the bus with your pals prepping for a concert. You are just, alone. And normally it is, by far, my least favorite of days.

But I am enjoying this day off in the hotel room more than usual. I have sang a concert 9 of the last 10 nights, so I really need to rest body, voice and mind. Also, I have a major book deadline looming and am grateful for these 24 hours or so with almost no distractions so I can catch up on it all.

Very briefly here, a note of thanks to everyone who’s joined us on this trip so far. Great shows all around with Sell Outs in Ann Arbor, Pawling, and Sellersville. A look ahead sees a few more Sold Out shows in Brownfield, Lindsay, and Parry Sound. I know that Belleville, Kitchener, Northampton, and Derry have very few tix left, so grab them quick if you want to join us. Love to see you.

Have to say, my day in NYC was one of the best of my adult life. Got to see Come From Away, the now Broadway smash about Newfoundland’s hospitality during the 9/11 crisis. It is as heartwarming as it gets and a reminder that even on the darkest of days, there is a light to show the way. So proud of GBS’s Bob Hallet for placing the traditional music of Newfoundland in the show and of our own Petrina and Romano and all the cast for telling such a true and much needed story. Made me proud to be a human being, a Canadian, and especially a Newfoundlander.

Thankfully, all of the above joined us at BB Kings for a great concert and jam. It’s tough to make a splash of any kind in the big city. There is so much happening and making big waves, it would be easy to go unnoticed in the wash of it all. But I really feel like Newfoundland had a big slice of the Big Apple on Thursday, and I couldn’t be more grateful for it.

Go see Come From Away. And go see it in NYC. The lovely story of a small town and how it shone on such a dark day being told and staged in the very city that suffered it the worst is quite honestly the chance of a lifetime.

More touring news to come as the Summer shows roll out soon.

In album News, the mastering date is Thursday. The single has been picked and should be released soon as the days get longer.

I am working away on the last brush stroke of the new book. It should be out of my hands before the tour is over. Fun stuff.

The sun is shining on some very tall deciduous trees just outside this hotel room. Through the window I can see the light catch on brown branches pushing tiny green needles and cones through the fading husk used to ward off winter.

Though I dare to say it, I think Spring has Sprung.

Cheers,
Alan