Lorrie's Blog

Not in my backyard, Doug’s


Hope all is well with you and that your summer has been great. Mine has been at times rewarding and frustrating, and always incredibly busy.

Many heartfelt thanks to those of you who pre-ordered the new record- your response and generosity were truly overwhelming. The bad news is, due to circumstances beyond our control, the release has been delayed yet again- this time until February 2009. This has been the cause of most of my summer’s frustration.

Fear not, good people- those of you who pre-ordered will have it well in advance of the actual release date, and I’m scheming about how to thank you all suitably and simultaneously.

I thought I should also remind those of you in the Calgary area about a house concert that I’m doing this Sunday, September 7th. It’s with my friend Dan Mangan from Vancouver, who is a great songwriter, and puts on an awesome show. It’s hosted by another friend of mine, Doug Freeze, who really pulls out the stops when throwing shows at his beautiful place in Bowness. I’m sure some of you are on his mailing list as well, but for those of you who aren’t, details are below. Please keep in mind that he has a strict ceiling of 35 people max, and the show is at 3 PM on Sunday afternoon. Contact Doug if you’re interested in coming.

Until next time-

Take it ease.


We are having another house concert this coming Sunday Sept. 07 featuring two fine singersongwriters. Lorrie Matheson hails from Calgary and is one of the finest songwriters I have heard. From his earlier work with bands such as Fire Engine Red and National Dust to his fine solo work, Lorrie continues to craft terrific songs with great lyrics and catchy hooks. I have wanted Lorrie to play a gig here for the longest time, and that time has finally arrived! Dan Mangan is a young musician with an old soul. One listen to his debut release Postcards And Daydreaming and I was convinced this Vancouver artist is definately worth checking out. Both artists will be performing solo. The show is Sunday afternoon at 3 pm. We will have it in our heated garage, unless it’s a beautiful day where we will have it in our backyard. We are looking for a max of 35 people, so please let me know ASAP if you need tickets. We will also be having a pot luck dinner afterwards, and all are welcome to stay for that. Details are below. I am really looking forward to having both Lorrie and Dan play here, it promises to be an afternoon of terrific music. Sure hope you can make it out.


Lorrie Matheson/Dan Mangan
Sunday Sept. 07 3:00 pm
$20 BYOB
4632 83rd St NW (Bowness)

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