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Here are some videos from 2020. In "The Singles Series," I will be adding a video each week of a different song pulled from our November 2020 live-streamed concert. "The Pandemic: Clouds and Silver Linings" is a series that explores the ups and downs of life during the pandemic.
The Singles Series: songs from the CD Launch Concert
In this video, Kevin and I invite you into our rehearsal space for a version of "This is Us," the title song for the CD. We have discussed at times whether we like performing or rehearsing more. It's a close call. We sorely miss performing in live venues right now. Nothing can replace that feeling. That said, rehearsal time is very precious. It is a time of learning, of building, of guiding each other, and of much laughter and joy. This is just one song from that space, and I hope you enjoy entering it.
Playing at "open mic" sessions is a rite of passage for acoustic musicians and songwriters. There are quite a few venues in Vancouver, where I live. Even so, I decided to wade into another city and try that scene, so I went to Los Angeles. One of the places I played was The Pig 'N' Whistle, on Hollywood Boulevard. Such a historic place! This song tries to capture that experience. I recorded it with Kevin Craib at our CD Launch Concert, November 7, 2020 at Creativ Music Centre in North Vancouver. Enjoy!
"Alive" is a song co-written by Kevin Craib and Gary Poole. As the title suggests, this song celebrates the basic privilege of being alive. In this video, we perform the song at a live-streamed concert launching the release of Gary's new CD, "This is Me, This is You, This is Us."