Here are some tidbits about what we did closer to home during our summer concert tour.
As much fun as our trip to Alberta was, we were happy to be back in familiar surroundings.
A few days before Canada Day, we visited Port Moody for Golden Spike Days. It was an extremely hot day, but we had a fantastic audience. One of the highlights for me was that I used my brand new pedal board. I loved the way it put some reverb on my acoustic and some dirt on my electric.
As for Canada Day itself, it was double shot of fun for me and Ryleigh! First, we performed at Canada Place in Vancouver for a whole bunch of music-loving people that – like us – were oh-so-proud to be Canadian! We really felt the love at this show.
Next up, we went to our hometown of Langley for The JRBQ celebration at the Langley Events Center put on by our friends at JR-FM. Celebrating Canada Day in two of our favourite places was great. Also on stage in Langley were King & Cash, The Washboard Union and Rachel Cole. A great time was had by all!
On July 21st, we had another memorable Valley experience by performing at the BC Summer Games 365 Kickoff. We were thrilled to be asked to perform for this countdown event for the opening of the 2016 Summer Games. This will no doubt be a very exciting event for Abbotsford, which is the 2016 host. Our friend Curtis Pope from Country 107.1FM was on hand as the MC of the festivities. We can’t wait to see the Summer Games next year!
As you can see, we really enjoyed ourselves at these performances, but there were even bigger ones in store for us this summer – CBC and Sunfest!
Can’t wait to tell you about it next time!
After we started the summer in the Okanagan, it was road trip time and we headed out to Alberta for a mix of three of our favourite things – live performances, radio station visits, and studio recording!
Our first stop in Alberta was in Crossfield where we were among the performers for this year’s Pete Knight Days on June 12th and June 13th. This is all to celebrate Pete Knight, a legendary cowboy, and let’s face it, what’s not to love about cowboys?
These were summer shows, but at night they felt like early winter, but we had a great time, especially because we got to open for Karen Lee Batten (in the above photo with us and Chris LeBlanc).
We also learned that Albertans have a very special way of handling the bar. You get your shot of liquor and then pick and pour your own mix! We’d never seen that before and we think they’re on to something fun!
After Crossfield, we stopped by a number of country music radio stations in Alberta to promote our single, “I Found You”. As usual, we had a great time on and off the air with the lively personalities in the Alberta country music radio market. Some of our stops included AM 1140, Chat 94.5 FM, Sun Country 99.7 FM, and 790 CFCW.
The Prairies are a country music paradise and we felt a lot of history just walking inside each of these stations. It was a great time!
Last but not least, we went to OCL Studios on the outskirts of Calgary, Alberta to work on recording our upcoming EP! OCL Studios is hands-down one of the most beautiful studios we’ve ever experienced with our own eyes.
See for yourself!
As you can imagine, the studio is our second favourite home after the stage, and this recording experience was fun, professional, and exciting in just about every way possible.
As hard as it was to leave the studio (and the many great people who joined us there this summer), we were excited knowing that our very best music will be making its way to our fans very soon!
To everyone in Crossfield and at OCL Studios, thank you!
-Robyn & Ryleigh
This summer was the busiest that we’ve ever had and it took us to some great places where we made great music, friends, and memories along the way.
What better way to kick off our summer memories than in Summerland?
The musical highlight of our stop in Summerland was – of course – the music where we played at the Summerland Action Fest for two days. The weather was great and so were the people. We love making new fans!
There was lots to see and do besides that.
We were staying at a lovely resort on the water during Action Fest and we had our own private rooms. Then one morning, Robyn peeked over her deck…
Oh hi! We just can’t escape from another!
From there, it was off to Alberta, but first we stopped at the Log Barn near Enderby where – among other things – I had to save Robyn from a dinosaur!
Yeah, it was one of those days. Very fun!
What happened once we got to Alberta?
Find out next time!