Thursday, January 28, 2010

A Big Show, CBC, Hugh's Room, Newfoundland, Memphis, Nashville etc

January is like a 31 day hangover from holiday madness, I've been laying low, working on new tunes, traveling on seemingly endless subway rides to various jobs, and watching far too many cowboy movies. Day to day productivity is definitely down, but I've been planning carefully so once February hits us like a cold wet towel, I'll have tons of projects and adventures! I'm very excited.

A) FRIDAY FEB 5th I'm performing in prime time at one of Toronto's most storied venues "Lee's Palace."
Here are the details:
FRIDAY FEB 5th 2010
Dave Borins, Blues in D, The Jing Bang Show
Lee's Palace 529 Bloor Street West
Doors 9:30pm, my set: 11pm, $10

It used to be a Chinese restaurant until the mid eighties when it was morphed into a venue, the name did not change! Other acts who have performed on this stage include: Nirvana, Caribou, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Elliot Smith, Sufjan Stevens, Blue Rodeo..... so ya, I'm a little excited.

I'll be playing with a full band including Josh Cockrill (guitar), Blaise Alleyne (Violin), Angie Hilts (Vox), Alastair Whitehead (Bass), and Richie Piasetski (Drums).

B) At Hugh's Room, a year ago last Friday, I played my 100th show! It was an event unlike any other I've ever organized, and the support I received was remarkable! I want to sincerely thank those who came out. I now view it as a major turning point in my career, and I still feel its momentum! Can't formally announce anything yet, but in October I'm going back there for a two night run to record a live album/ DVD. Amazingly I'll have played over 200 times by then, 1/4th of the time it took for the first century mark!

Check out "turn on your love light" from the 100th show:

C) Heading to Memphis and Nashville for the last two weeks of February. Planning to case the joint before making the big score. Future plans include hightailing it to the Caribbean and living as an outlaw on the proceeds.

If you know people in Nashville or Memphis, drop me a line, I'd love to connect with locals! They'll know all the best spots to hear great music!

D) NEWFOUNDLAND FOR ST PADDIES DAY!!!!!!!!! I'm doing a 5 show run in St Johns Newfoundland (my favorite place in Canada), Fortunately, all of these show happen BEFORE March 17th so I'll have a day of rest for the big celebration!
Check the listings on myspace for the dates, I'll write more about this closer to the date!
Youtube video from my last visit:

E) "the Lucky Ones EP" is now in the CBC database, so I suggest you bombard them with song requests for yours truly! I've been getting a few plays, but I think its time to up the ante! Take some time to leave a comment here:

OK, enough for now, lots going on, please drop me a line! This mailing list is more then just promotion, its a way for me to keep in touch with old friends, and people around the globe who have touched my life in one way or another!

much love

"the gods have a sense of humor don't they? If you lack the iron and the fizz to take control of your own life, if you insist on leaving your fate to the gods, then they will repay your weakness by having a grin or two at your expense. Should you fail to pilot your own ship, don't be surprised at what inappropriate port you find yourself docked. The dull and prosaic will be granted adventures that will dice their central nervous systems like an onion; Romantic dreamers will end up working in a rope yard!"
- Tom Robbins (Jitterbug Perfume)]

"let there be songs, to fill the air"
- Robert Hunter

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