East Coast Tour Update … Relaxing in NB Rural Paradise

It is a lazy, rainy day in rural New Horton, New Brunswick where we are resting in the the Lakeview Inn after a very busy two days – a concert in Sussex, NB on Sunday morning and three rehearsals for the Moncton Wesleyan’s Living Christmas Tree on Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon and evening …

We are using this time to recharge – a great day for shooting a game or two of pool, watching a movie or curling up with a good book …

I slept in this morning and then started the day with a nice leasurly run on the scenic 95 acre Lakeview Inn lake front property … enjoyed a wonderful brunch prepared by our generous hosts (Bill and Linda)  … then had a nice quiet time in my room with a foggy view of New Horton Lake.


My bedroom window where I had my quiet time this morning …


The foggy, misty view from my Inn window


The rural view from the front porch of our Inn


Will practises his bass while I write …


Brad curls up with a good book in an upper floor window seat


 Steve and I play a fun game of pool

Here are some pics over the last week of the tour thus far ….


Sunrise on route to P.E.I. as we crossed the Confederation Bridge last weekend


Our tour truck and trailer in P.E.I.


Loading at the end of a long day on P.E.I. 


 The Sussex Wesleyan Church venue we played at this weekend.

I have posted more East Coast G&P Tour pics on my flickr account here. I will be updating this regularly.

God bless your week. TD <><

Back Home

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.

With Lynda Randle and other Music Artists

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 and Bell in Quebec City

Brad using a pay phone in the Quebec City snow …

Jamming with Lynda Randle in St. John, N.B.

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 … 

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Violin Solo in “God on the Mountain”, St. John, N.B.