Mark Sterling and friends...
Thanks to the generosity of my good compadre, Chantal Vitalis, i was able to transport myself to the show in Cochrane, Ab. Not really knowing how to get there, i used my touring feelers to get to the legendary Cochrane Ranchhouse. Not really knowing what to expect, I unloaded my faithful guitars and walked on in. I could hear sweet guitar complimented by a tasty bass groove and some harmonica. Mark Sterling, Crawdad, and Ron Rault along with guest John Rutherford were testing the waves of the rather large ballroom style venue. I then spotted the producer of the show, Peter North, who then informed me it was a sold out show. Most excellent.
Cochrane is a growing town just west of Calgary and sports a most excellent view of the Rocky Mountains. Thanks to the Cochrane Folk Club, they get amazing music throughout the year.
After scarfing down a BP dinner, I took a chance and changed a couple of my strings before the show. I was suffering from a bad hair day and usually i couldn't care less but today was sold out. It had to look good. finally I was satisfied with my butterfly clip and grade 12 hairstyle (sells records) and warmed the fingers up.
The show was great. The crowd was silent while i delivered my most bluesiest tunes and really got into each song. A real treat. I suddenly realized how fortunate I was to have 5 GREAT shows in a row. The planets are in alignment for now. Enjoy. RIde the wave.
Got to jam with the band for the encore. The last song was "Goodnight Irene". Thanks to my fam, I knew all the words. Yes.
Now I am in transit once again. I know where all the Hotspot's are from Calgary to Prince George. Back to the grind before I head to Austin to rock out and check out the bats. The famous bats.