A Week at The Warehouse, Available Today!

October 13th, 2017

Hey All

Well, today is the day. Recorded in January, the new album, A Week at The Warehouse drops worldwide today. Thank you so much to those of you who have pre-ordered. For everyone else, you should be able to find the new album anywhere you buy or stream music.

As usual, this album is a collection of my many varied influences. You’ll hear some Traditional Celtic, Newfoundland-sounding songs like Come Out With Me and Bully Boys. You’ll also hear some songs that are quite rock ‘n’ roll like Ready to Go. Many people have already heard and applauded Summer Summer Night, the most country influenced tune on the record, and I’m grateful to Country Radio and video stations for playing the single.

There are a couple of deeply personal and special songs on the album. Somewhere in a Song is really a tip of the hat to my Mom and Dad and how they managed to raise us in a house that in retrospect had very little modern finery but had, in abundance, so much more of life’s most important things. Beautiful to Me is my announcement to the world that my concerts are an open door for anybody of any shape or size or colour or race or creed or gender identity or sexual preference. All you need is Love in your heart and my place is yours.

I got to work with two of the biggest heroes of my musical life thanks to this album. Bob Rock produced a significant portion of the soundtrack to my youth. I literally still can’t believe I got to stand next to him day after day in a recording studio. His former Payolas bandmate Paul Hyde makes a very special guest appearance on the album as well. I couldn’t be more chuffed about it all.

But the real stars of this record are Kendel Carson, Cory Tetford, Todd Lumley, Shehab Illyas, and Kris MacFarlane. Beautiful is probably not a big enough word to describe this Band. What an incredible privilege it is to stand in the middle of them and sing a song. I am delighted to tell you they’ll all be aboard for the Come Out With Me Tour in 2018!

It is always an odd combination of nervousness and excitement when a new project finally leaves your hands and goes out into the world. So, I really hope you like the tunes and they find a place in your day-to-day listening. Even better, I hope you think the songs would make for a great night out and you come to see one of the shows on the tour starting early in the New Year.

Thanks so much for everything.

Cheers,

Alan

Come Out With Me

October 6th, 2017

Hey all, another new track available now— Come Out With Me! Pre-order the album to get it, or stream it now on Spotify. 

On the face of it all, Come Out With Me is about a sailor who’s just returned home after a long journey on the water. There’s a dance in town and he’s hoping beyond hope the the love he’s longed for has been longing for him just as much. I suppose it is a thinly (perhaps very thinly) veiled story to show how I feel when the tour bus rolls into a new town every morning. Me and that sailor feel the same way, I figure. We’re both anxious we’ve been away too long and might have been forgotten or replaced. We’re both wishing to see the faces we saw last time and that they will smile when our eyes meet. We both want, more than anything, to share a great night out after travelling so far to get to this evening. And through a thousand storms and troubles on sea, the light in the window of this night has been the singular thing that has made it all worth it. Hope you like Come Out With Me. See you on the road: COME OUT WITH ME TOUR DATES

Come Out With Me Tour

September 25th, 2017

I can tell by the nervous energy in my step and the butterflies in my stomach, it must be getting really close to the release of a new project. And I can tell in the extra nervous energy in my step and the extra butterflies in my stomach that it must be getting really close to releasing more than one new project.

Within the next few weeks, a new album “A Week at The Warehouse” and a new book “A Newfoundlander in Canada” will be released for all to hear and read. You can now pre-order both in a limited edition bundle—includes a signed copy of both, plus lots of other special stuff.

Quantities are seriously limited, grab one HERE. I’ll have a lot more to say about each of them as they get closer but for now I’m happy to chat about another big thing we’ve got coming up. And as per usual it is the thing I’m most excited about: the COME OUT WITH ME TOUR.

Today we are announcing a pile of dates all over North America starting in January 2018. Stoked to get out there and play the new songs for everyone especially as the bulk of them were really crafted for the show as much as the album. Can’t wait ’til we all get to sing them together.

I’m really grateful to be joined by Donovan Woods for some of the US dates and The Fortunate Ones in Canada. I’ve played with and written songs with all those folks and am blessed to call them pals. All together, it should make for great nights out for you and me both.

Needless to say, I’d love to see you all out there. Pre-sale tickets available Tuesday morning, all the details HERE as always.

So Come on Come on Come out With Me.

Cheers,
Alan

Limited Edition Bundle Now Available

September 20th, 2017

Hi folks, here’s a cool chance to get a signed copy of my new CD & book together along with some special stuff. Limited quantities on-sale now!

Grab one here while you can. Thanks for spreading the word.