Jimmy Wahlsteen – Canada tour diary 23/11

So, I´m in Saskatoon for the 6th gig of the Canada tour. It´s -28C coold and as usually I´m not exactly dressed for the occasion so I´m staying indoors with a cup of coffee in the all free wireless downtown.

One of my Larrivées has taken a few beatings on this tour. First, after making me paying overweight charges, the airline lost it, and when it finally showed up in Toronto my Sunrise pickup was soundless. I had to fix it at the 12 fret music store, east side Toronto.

Then, after the sold out and super fun gig yesterday at the Unitarian Hall in Thunder Bay one of the sound guys knocked over a microphone on the same guitar so it got another nice crack in it. It will probably look like Willie Nelsons guitar after this tour but as long as it keeps sounding great it´s ok, I guess…

We´re flying between every gig in this great big country. Distances here are unbelivable. If a city is within 5 hours driving range it´s concidered to be close! I had to get up 4 o´clock this morning to make it in time for the airport.

Anyway, the tour is lots of fun and Don Ross is a great tour partner. I´ve also been fortunate to be palying with my all time favorite sing and song writer, fantastic guitar player and vocalist Brooke Miller on this tour. I´ve been listening a lot to her records and it was great to finally play the songs with her.

Here´s a couple of pic´s from the gig at the Glenn Gould Studio in Toronto:

If you care for a little preview of how the tour sounds like. Please check out me and Don playing at Hugh´s Room earlier this year.

Thanks for stopping by!

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5 Comments

  1. Hey! My name is Jeff Lamothe, I was talkin’ to ya after the show @ The Mansion in Kingston with a friend of mine. You were mentioning to us that one of your influences (surprisingly enough) was Nuno Bettencourt. Nuno Bettencourt was one of our earlier influences in our beginner years. After you mentioned that I can totally hear that Nuno edge in your style. Thanks for sharing that with us man. Lookin’ foward to your return to Kingston (if you ever plan to). Peace!!!

    • Hi Jeff!

      Great meeting you in Kingston which I definetely thought was one of the better gigs on the tour. Hope to see you next time.

      all the best

      jimmy wahlsteen

  2. WHERE CAN I BUY MORE COPIES OF YOUR CD??? I want to give them to friends. Fabulous music.

  3. Hey mate, ever planning to tour Australia? Would love to see you play. Love your playing style, possibly doing one of your pieces for a HSC performance (the final high school tests over here). Anyway, keep up the fantastic work, hope to see you one day.

    • Hi Lewis! Glad you digg my music! I have no tours scheduled for Australia at the moment but I´ll be sure to let you know when the time comes.

      Good luck on your perfomance!
      peace

      jimmy wahlsteen


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