Jan 8th, 2013
Just updated the shows page finally….
January 7th, 2013
Happy New Year…!
I’ve been busy with music and family things the last few months….. and aside from gigs, haven’t had much to talk about…
Started working on the album….ever so slightly. If you’ve ever seen me get into a pool, (and if you have, I’m sorry)….you know that it’s a slow process…. in both cases I seem to get up to my waist and things slow right down.
I’m taking a break from Mateus on Thursdays, but hopefully will be back in the summer when there’s a little more action…
For the next little bit I’ll be hosting a jam / open mic type thing at the Fo’c'sle Tavern in Chester on Saturday nights…. the most part, me and Stew will be heading that up. 9-12..
It’s a funny old world.
November, 1, 2012
October is done….. we had three kids come for trick or treating. I have to say, for our first halloween in the new house… I was hoping for more. But it was fun to carve a couple of pumpkins and get somewhat in the spirit of things.
So… shows this month… Thursdays should be a go at Mateus..might be some fridays in there.
Port Pub, Nov 3…8:30….with band
Nov 4 at the Chester Legion… 5:20. part of a fundraiser for the Light house food bank….good cause.
a fundraiser on the 24th http://valleyhart.com
and Freeman’s on Quinpool in Halifax on the 29th…(won’t be at Mateus that day.)
….also, still doing the radio show on covefm.com . I’m on Tuesday, 3-5…. usually interviewing someone and just playing fun songs.
Check the Shows page for more info and updates….
October, 11, 2012
ok…did I say it was fall before? It really wasn’t…was it?
I still dig fall.
So..shows this month….Thursdays I’m doing the Mateus Bistro…. pretty much an on going weekly thing; so make it your Thursday and come out for some great food and me playing. On the 18th right after that I’m shimmying over to Oak Island to play in the lounge from 9:30-midnight. Then October 19th at the Focsle with the band. Not too many more of those happening…. I have to change things up a bit with it…
Songs are ready for new album…… really unsure how to proceed so if anyone has any suggestions…they are welcome.
And still booking a June tour…. there’s enough on the plate now that I’d be cool with it…but I want to sneak in some more dates…. Where do you live and where can I play when I get there?
It just dawned on me right now that I should have just stacked these monthly welcomes….
Anyway..something new to start.
Ok….SEPTEMBER! (he says with great enthusiasmn).
I like Fall……it’s brisk. You can wear jeans and a nice jacket, but one that looks cool and not cuz it’s functional. In my opinion… winter..you just wear what you gotta wear to keep warm…take a hike fashion. (Which, to be honest… is kind of my battle cry most of the time…) and Summer is too hot to care what you look like…so fall is the magic hour…… clothes wise.
Also it means I’m cutting down on gigs….. and that friends, is because I hate driving in the winter…. if it’s farther than Mahone Bay…… I just may not be going there. Or I get my Dad to drive me.
So Fall is for writing, and as my friend Jeff Scott says…..winter is for recording. I have great plans for getting some dudes in here..kicking out the wife….(it’s not as harsh as it sounds…). ….and spending a week recording, drinking, watching sci-fi and listening to the beatles….. There is a weak link to this plan…he knows who he is…and he will have to live with it.
Anyway… last month was a blur…..a blur I tells ya.
Aside from playing so many gigs I think I’ve hurt my hands for good…. I had a blast. Jeff Scott, (he’s mentioned above) and his wife Sandra came up for a week for a visit from Ontario…(New Market to be exact…..) and we had a great time… Lobsters were killed, Star Trek was loved and hated, gigs were not played and fun was in the air….
My inlaws then came out for a visit… I was ribbed, I got to extend my chest in pride of my house and nails I have hit into wood with hammers….and got to see my wife enjoy time with her parents, which is lovely….
Chester race week was in there… a week of gigs, house parties, gigs, drinks, boats and a record number of times I’ve played Wagon Wheel….
And to top the month off I played bass for Kevin Koloff last night….. let me tell you….the ‘shawn hebb trio’ is going to be a thing of the past…. it’s way too much stress playing guitar, singing, doing the set list, booking gigs, blah blah blah….. I showed up..I played bass….. awesome… music was fun again…..niiiiccceeeeeeeee.
And let’s be honest..no one in Nova Scotia cares about pedal boards…… there, I said it.
see you soon,
Thanks for coming by……
Busy summer so far…. lot’s of cool shows coming up in August, so check the shows page…. I’m playing a lot during race week in Chester, and also Bear Falls music fest….
I’m trying to squeeze putting a new album together in here too…. slowly coming together.