Day 20 and the Western Canadian tour dates came to a close as we drove towards the sunset in Vancouver. Today, we fly back to Toronto and the tour resumes Thursday at Burdock! So far, we sold out of my first three albums (sorry fine folks of the last three shows!), left behind my dermaclean and Gaby’s aeropress, lost one sock, and gained one traffic violation. Other than the ticket, we think that’s pretty great, tour wise, and speaking of sold out: the last few shows were, and it just fills my heart to the brim.

What a damn beautiful tour this has been. Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick, we’re coming for you!

Last year was my first time at ArtsWells, after years of hearing about it and a couple thwarted attempts at getting there. It lives up to its reputation for the amount of amazing art taking place – from spoken word to music to theatre to visual art – to the amount of LOVE running through the whole town and everyone that shows up there for the August long weekend.

It’s one of my favourite festivals and I’m so glad I was able to return this year, its 10th anniversary (huzzah!). Kris Demeanor’s set was surely a highlight, not to mention the epic High Society street jam, Corin Raymond’s “Bookworm” and pretty much every other second of the whole fest.

Here are my four days there, a la instagram: