We are privileged to play live music aboard Via Rail’s flagship passenger service. It doesn’t get any better than this: a band called “Blizzard” playing Canadian indie-roots music on a train crossing the snowy landscape. So civilized.
Life on the road is tough for touring musicians. So it was time to say a fond farewell to our home on wheels that took us to over three hundred gigs. This old beauty of motor home (32 years young) served us so well for our music itinerary, and was much loved in return. This picture shows where we stayed on Fogo Island, off the coast of Newfoundland. We are now delighted to report that this vintage van has found a new home in BC’s Gulf Islands, where we can enjoy visiting rights.
Yes, a Canadian band called Willy Blizzard actually had to snowshoe into a gig on top of a mountain. How iconic is that? Seeing so many people dancing gives a band so much energy, and it was indeed gratifying to know that our show was sold out. Looking out the window directly across from the stage, we could see couples literally dancing in the snow. What a great end to a BC winter.