Touring Canada = Long Drives, Tim Hortons & Crazy Weather

July 11, 2014
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Beyond the fact that Canada is gorgeous and full of wonderful music-loving people, there are other practical reasons we love touring in our home country. In Canada we feel at home in many different towns and cities after spending seven years traveling the country and that brings us comfort in a job that has us […]

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Final Australia Blog: The Long Journey Home

July 9, 2014
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The last couple of days of tour are a blur to me now. I’m glad I had the good sense to jot down the finer points of those last two days of travel when I finally got on the plane for home. I love writing about the good things about traveling, but even more, I […]

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Good Lovelies in Australia: Chapter 7

July 8, 2014
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Before I begin this tale, I just wanted to share this photo of my friends; such great friends, and willing subjects to my photography whims. Oh Sue and Caroline, how you amuse me to no end. The final shows of our Australian Tour: (Bendigo Folk Club & The Caravan Club in Oakleigh) I’m always sad […]

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Good Lovelies in Australia: Chapter 6

April 5, 2014
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March 24-27 (Upwey, Healesville, Ararat) In the morning, we got up early to have coffee in Yack one last time before visiting a local artist’s pottery studio. After perusing his beautiful work, most of us left with something, and we eventually started toward our next stop, Healesville. Along the way, we stopped at the “Olive […]

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Good Lovelies in Australia: Chapter 5

April 5, 2014
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March 21-23, 2014 – (The tour of awesome town names continues with stops in Mount Beauty and Yackandandah.) We were welcomed to Mount Beauty by three kind and generous people: Margaret and Bruce, the owners of the house where we were staying for the next two nights, and Rose, our house concert host. Upon arrival, […]

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Good Lovelies in Australia: Chapter 4

March 26, 2014
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March 17 to March 21 (Ulla Dulla, Cadgee NSW, Canberra, ACT & Mount Beauty, VIC) When Rebecca, our tour manager, asked me where I wanted to wake up on my birthday in Australia, I told her I would just love to be near the water. With a little sleuthing she found a great house with […]

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Good Lovelies in Australia: Chapter 3

March 25, 2014
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March 13-16, 2014 (From Melbourne to Sydney and then to the Blue Mountains Festival in Katoomba) I’m just going to gloss over our travel day that felt mostly hellish due to a long night drive after the Valencia Creek show followed by an early morning flight back to Sydney. In a month of traveling, there […]

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Good Lovelies in Australia: Chapter 2

March 21, 2014
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From Sydney to Melbourne (March 7 – March 12) After returning our cockroach infested rental van in Sydney, we hopped on a short flight to Melbourne. The problem with being a touring group of six these days (3 Good Lovelies, 1 Man Lovely, 1 Baby Lovely, and 1 Lovely Tour Manager) is that we take […]

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Good Lovelies in Australia: Chapter 1

March 19, 2014
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From Toronto to Sydney (Feb 26 – Mar 6, 2014) I remember arriving at the Sydney airport in the morning, and sitting on the tarmac while the quarantine spray-truck sprayed the plane. I was tired, but not exhausted like the first time we visited. It was warm and I was impatient to reach my suitcase […]

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A Week in Gillette, Wyoming

March 3, 2014
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Spending a week in one place while on tour is a rarity for us. We’re usually flitting around, unpacking and repacking our bags on a daily basis. So, we were excited when we were invited to spend a week in Gillette, Wyoming at the end of January. I took this as an opportunity to move […]

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