Tag Archives: Travel

The day I lost my Leatherman: a cautionary airline guitar story

I want to share an experience I had traveling with guitars last summer. I was dropped off late to Toronto Airport to catch a flight to Beijing. I had two acoustic guitars in professional carbon-graphite flight cases as well as … Continue reading

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An incredible year

I think this past year has been the biggest of my life. It was a year of creating, producing, traveling, performing, making new friends, learning, meeting challenges and growing. It was a year of “firsts” — my first album in … Continue reading

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China on my mind

I went to China for the first time last month. I spent ten days playing concerts and workshops, sightseeing, exploring, eating, drinking and shooting photos in the three biggest cities — Guangjhou, Beijing and Shanghai. Food, the heat and humidity, … Continue reading

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What I gain from touring

The tour is over. Fifty-one dates/ two-and-a-half months…just like that. I can’t believe there’s no airport to get to, van to climb in, hotel to check into, venue to set up in, sound check to do, show to play, fans … Continue reading

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The romance of commercial air travel

Remembering the distant sound of a single engine airplane passing overhead when I was a little boy growing up in a small town in upstate New York. It was the sound of possibility, travel, adventure and the wider world. I … Continue reading

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Photo post: The U.S. tour 2011

Here are some random photos from my U.S. west coast tour. The four-week tour began at the end of September in Portland, Oregon and headed south to spots in northern, southern, central California, the Bay Area, and finished in Yosemite … Continue reading

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What it means to be sponsored

My upcoming U.S. tour is being sponsored by a global shipping and logistics company called GAC. How did I find this sponsor? I didn’t. They found me. One of their ten thousand employees saw me play in Glasgow a few … Continue reading

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