Well … I am back home safe and sound after a busy East Coast Tour opening for gospel artist, Lynda Randle. It was good to get back to “normal” life with my family this week.
Some of the Lynda Randle Tour artists in Rock Church, Halifax, N.S. From left to right: Joey (keys), Bridget (voice), Gail (voice), Me, Lynda Randle (voice), Evangeline (voice). To view more tour pics click here.
I want to thank the audiences in Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia who embraced us all as artists and made us feel so welcome. I made many new friends and have been invited to go back east soon for more concert appearances. A bitter sweet part of the tour was saying goodbye to Brad Toews (keyboards) who has moved to Halifax, Nova Scotia with his wife, Dawna and young family. He is a great friend and brother in the Lord. We will miss him.
Brad using a pay phone in the Quebec City snow …
The concert last night in St. John, New Brunswick was lot’s of fun. No ipod surprises this time … Here is a youtube clip of my solo in “God on the Mountain” with Lynda Randle. Not the greatest quality (recorded on an old Canon A80 Digital Camera) but gives you an idea …
Violin Solo in “God on the Mountain”, St. John, N.B.
What happens when you drive an SUV in an underground hotel garage with your luggage on the roof?
THIS! … The East Coast adventure continues …
The Moncton concert last night an interesting musical adventure … a perfect, smoother than normal sound check … but then suddenly in our concert set, the signal on the ipod background tracks cut out on the VERY FIRST song (a faulty DI box/XLR connection). “Plan B” kicked in and Brad Toews (keys) and I did a completely live improvised set made up of audience requests mixed with planned numbers. The audience loved it … the spontaneous, unplanned, relaxed nature of it … especially a new rendition of “The Old Rugged Cross” for which we received a standing ovation. God’s plans are always different than our own!
It was an honour, as well, to be invited by Lynda Randle to join her set later in the evening. Here are a few action shots …
In Concert with Lynda Randle and Group
We are having a great time on tour with Lynda Randle. Our first concert in Montreal went very well … Just thought you would like to see our two modes of transportation:
Lynda Randle …
Both of us together …
One concert down … six more to go. We are presently in Quebec City on route to Moncton, N.B.
Until next time … TD
Dear friends and supporters,
I leave tomorrow to go on another EAST COAST TOUR with Brad Toews (keys) – opening for Gospel artist, LYNDA RANDLE, who is well known for her performances with THE GAITHERS. We will be playing in Montreal, Moncton, St. John, Fredericton, Halifax and Truro. All the details are posted on my concert Calendar. I’ll be blogging as we travel …
PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD to your East Coast friends! My heartfelt thanks again for your ongoing prayers and support for my music ministry (God’s through me).
HE IS RISEN! Keep your eyes, ears, heart and mind open to His work in and around you!
Lynda Randle singing “At Calvary”
Wow! Yesterday was a great launch of the new Trevor Dick flyingbow web site. I have received lot’s of positive feedback. I hope this will be a place where I can keep in touch with everyone I interact with on a weekly basis at home and on the road. Here are a few of your emailed comments:
“Wow nice clean website. Very easy to navigate and visually inviting. Love the picture with you and Jill Briscoe. I love her and Stuarts ministry.”
“Congratulations Trevor, It looks great!”
“Very cool new web-site and more touring! … Have fun on your tour. God bless!”
“Glad to see your new and exciting web site … You have a great ministry – Thank you.”
“Beautiful new web site, Trevor! Congratulations!”
“I took a run through the new flyingbow site. The new look is very professional, love it. No exaggeration a 1000 x’s better than the previous generation. (I can play three songs simultaneously, you can get some nice mixes in.) The music sample feature will prove to be a great add on. Let the orders flood in, right?” …
This site uses WordPress as it’s data management and publishing platform so I can blog and post changes online while touring – a huge improvement from my old humble self taught Microsoft FrontPage beginnings. I want to sincerely thank Richard Cleaver for his many hours of design work, debugging and tweaking the site on every platform and browser to ensure it works well. You can read all about his design adventures and on his popular blog here. If you want to see a bit of the process we went through in our research click here. Anyway, it has been quite a journey but well worth it. My prayer is that this site will be a great tool to the “Glory of God!”
Well, it’s official … my first entry on this new blog.
As a follower of Jesus, I try to start each morning (as I did this morning) with a “quiet time” where I read my bible, pray and ask God to direct my day. I also spend time journaling my insights, prayers, what I feel God is telling me – those things I need to act on. Journaling, in fact, has become an important part of tracking my spiritual growth, answers to prayer and God sightings – the incredible move of God in and around me. As I reflect on this daily discipline, I am reminded of a recent insight from a great spiritual leader whom I admire and respect …
With Jill Briscoe at the Revive Your Soul Conference
I had the privilege recently to play my violin at the Revive Your Soul conference for pastors and church leaders in Toronto. I shared the stage with teacher and author Jill Briscoe (wife of evangelist and pastor Stuart Briscoe). Jill shared some readings and thoughts from her recent book The Deep Place Where Nobody Goes where she describes her quiet time as arranging a meeting with God “on the steps of my soul.” I like that! She further shared that when we read the Bible we often read it in the wrong way “as if we are reading to God.” Why not open the Bible (if we truly believe they are the words of God) and and “let Him read His word to you!” What a profound thought. If we do this, God will reveal Himself in amazing ways!
Until next time …