Where have I been the past two months? With you.

Here’s a little song I wrote in the backseat of the Mazda 5 as my seven week Canadian tour came to a close. A little song but a big thank you!

On the highway in the USA
Radio still tuned to the CBC
Getting closer, closer to over
I’m moving into memories

I’ve seen that I can’t give you hope
But I can show you the ropes
I can’t make you understand
But I can give you a hand
You’re my alibi

When you hear me loud and clearly
On the wave of a microphone
I hope it helps you ’cause that helps me too
You and I could feel less alone

Though I can’t give you hope
I can show you the ropes
I can’t make you understand
But I’ll give you a hand
You’re my alibi

Today! Now! My new album The Living Record is out in the world as of today, September 4th, 2012.

Holy smokes!

You can get the CD or download via the wonderful Bandcamp, or find it on iTunes.

It’s incredible after working on this for two years to reach this point. And in two days the Canadian tour begins and I start bringing it to y’all in person. This show is officially on the road.

Were my laptop a lecturn, I would lean forward and say,  I would like to thank –

  • Steve Dawson, for making this album with me and for taking the songs beyond what I hoped for them.
  • The musicians who lent their talents and made their mark on the album, especially Steve, Rob Becker, Niko Friesen and Chris Gestrin.
  • The dear group of people who crowd-funded this album when it was a twinkle in my eye.
  • Husband for silkscreening all the t-shirts for said crowd-funders, among a million other things.
  • My mom for picking up posters, running to the post office, entering all my tour dates online, and making the summer building up to this release and tour possible.
  • The veggie vag.
  • You, you, YOU!

And you. For reading this. For listening. For responding. For buying the album (ahem). For coming to the shows. For being part of music and this life.

HERE WE GO. See you very soon.