Had the chance to get interviewed on CBC this past weekend, talking about my music, influences and upcoming album. Big thanks to Margaret Gallagher and everyone else at CBC for having me on the show. And thanks to Carnaval del Sol for another fantastic year of music! Here's a link to the recording if you are interested in checking it out!
Looking forward to another wonderful summer of touring and festivals with Locarno, Mazacote and my own project! Enjoy the sunshine everybody and hope to see you around BC this summer!
April 27 - Rogue Folk Club with Marc Atkinson Trio
May 5-7 - Mazacote Okanagan Tour
May 11 - Robin Layne Trio at Calabash - *new monthly residency*
May 20 - Mazacote Whistler
May 25 - Global Grooves with Tambura Rasa and Robin Layne Band at Fox Cabaret
May 26 - Mazacote at Frankie's Jazz Club
May 28 - BCWMC at the Juan de Fuca Festival
May 29 - Locarno at Folklife
June 4 - Marlie & Co at Guilt & Co
June 8 - Robin Layne Trio at Calabash - *monthly residency*
June 17 - Gathering festival with Locarno
June 23 - BCWMC at the Dragon Boat Festival
June 25 - Kierah at the Dragon Boat Festival
June 27 - Mazacote
June 29-July 1 - Locarno Canaday Day Tour to Edmonton
More Summer dates TBA soon!
It's time for the 3rd Annual Vancouver World Music Festival folks! It's been an exciting year for us putting this festival together and I hope you can join us on April 6-8! www.worldmusicfest.ca
It's been another great summer of festivals, camping, and touring! Here are a few photo highlights from the summer
Fall Tour Schedule
This fall will find me visiting Alberta quite a bit, as well as visiting the islands. Looking forward to more musical adventures and getting the chance to play some new venues.
Sept 16 - Robin Layne & Friends at Guilt & Co
Sept 17 - Worldbeat sessions at the Backstage Lounge
Oct 4 - Starman - Evening of Bowie Songs in the Round - Filberg Centre, Courtenay, BC
Oct 6 - Starman - Evening of Bowie Songs in the Round - Kicking Horse Culture, Golden, BC
Oct 7 - Starman - Evening of Bowie Songs in the Round - Festival Place, Sherwood Park, AB
Oct 8 - Starman - Evening of Bowie Songs in the Round - Fish Creek Concerts, Calgary, AB
Oct 13- Locarno - Dow Centennial Theatre, Fort Saskatchewen, AB
Oct 14 - The Paperboys - Lougheed Performing Arts Centre, Camrose, AB
Oct 15 - The Paperboys - Horizon Stage, Spruce Grove, AB
Oct 22-24 - Locarno - Alberta Arts Showcase
Oct 28 - Locarno - Errington Hall, Parksville, BC
Oct 29 - Locarno - Denman Hall, Denman, BC
Nov 9 - Tambura Rasa - Pyatt Hall
Nov 28-29 - Mazacote - Island Tour
It's official.. just had the first beach day this Sunday in Vancouver and waking up to the bird songs and sunshine sure puts a smile on my face. Looking forward to a summer full of adventure, music and love. You can find me at these festivals, summer camps and events - or biking to the beach, sipping an espresso somewhere, reading a book, or writing some music in my studio.
June 18- Locarno- Surrey Fest
June 19- Robin Layne Band- Woodland Patio Series -
Right after Car Free Days
June 26- Mazacote- Guilt & Co. for Jazz Fest
July 1- Robin Layne Band- Jazz Fest, Granville Island
July 3-7 - Jam Camp by the Sea
July 9- Robin Layne Band & Locarno- Carnaval del Sol
July 10- Mazacote- Carnaval del Sol
July 11-15 - Marimba Camp at Britannia
July 17-21 - Jam Camp North
July 22- Robin Layne Band- Blessed Coast
July 27- Locarno- Shorefest
July 29-Aug 1- BC World Music Collective- Festival Tour
Aug 5- Mazacote- Edgemont Village
Aug 6- Mazacote- Whistler
Aug 12- Mazacote- Guilt & Co
Aug 19-21- Locarno- Salmon Arm Roots & Blues
August 22 - Robin Layne & Friends at Guilt & Co
Locarno's Luz y Sombra tour just wrapped up in Washington this weekend. Next stop Germany, Luxembourg, Switzerland and Italy! Can't wait to drink beer, drive fast (on the autobhan) and see the sights. Oh wait and play some music with my fellow Locarnitos!
May 13- Colo-Saal- Aschaffenburg, Germany.
May 14- Jazztime- Hildesheim, Germany
May 15- Kultur Bastion- Torgau, Germany
May 16- Wirkhof Strücken in Niedersachsen, Germany
May 19- Opderschmelz - Grand Auditoire, Dudelange, Luxembourg
May 20- Teatro Di Banco. Banco, Switzerland
May 21- Cantina dei Frati- Sasselo, Italy
May 22- Cortile del Broletto. Pavia, Italy
In other exciting news...
It's an honour to play in two bands that have been nominated for Best World Music Album for the West Coast Music Awards. Big props to Mazacote, Locarno and all the other nominees!
I am thrilled to be performing at The Vancouver International Jazz Fest with my band on Canada Day. You can also catch us at Carnaval del Sol and Blessed Coast this summer.
The BC World Music Collective will reunite for a mini tour over the BC day long weekend with shows at The Harmony Arts Festival, Hornby Festival and The Filberg Festival
Locarno plays Salmon Arm Roots and Blues, August 19th-21st
Full schedule of summer shows here