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April 8, 2010

Summer Plans

Hello!

I hope youíre all doing well and are enjoying the abnormally early spring this year (if youíre living in Canada).

Itís been an extraordinary year for me so far in terms of distances traveled across this vast country. In February and March, I was fortunate enough to spend a lot of time in BC and was even given the opportunity to get out on the water to follow around a few grey whales off the shores of Tofino!

After a few shows in Edmonton at the end of March, I took a deep breath and drove for three straight days back to Ottawa on my own. I was very fortunate to get clear roads the entire way! This is Canada! There isnít a month when we donít risk being hit with a snow stormÖ

Now, Iím back in the Capital Region where Iím focusing on a new album that will be recorded in the fall and released in the spring of 2011. I was hoping to pare down the touring for the rest of the year; however, I have a few festival dates in Western Canada this summer, with potentially another opportunity to do an extensive tour of the West Coast in July. Although itís still in the negotiating stages at the moment, there are talks of sending me on an East Coast tour at the end of May! By the end of the summer, my car will have seen a lot of highway!

Iíll certainly keep you posted!

For those in Ottawa and in Montreal, I will be sharing a couple of shows with the amazing Michael Reinhart: Thursday, May 6 at the Avant-Garde Bar in Ottawa and Friday, May 7 at the Centre St-Ambroise in Montreal!

Enjoy the warm weather! I look forward to seeing you in the near future!

Marie-Josťe xx

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