Archive for October, 2011
So, there I am behind the white curtain; waiting to take the stage to perform 2 songs for the amazing folks at Travel Alberta. All was well, really…. I mean, other than I hadn’t slept for 3 nights with my mind playing lyrics tricks on me. Otherwise, I was keeping it together quite well. That is, until I witnessed, for the first time, the incredible video being showcased on the huge screen. My stomach dropped into my ginch; my eyes started watering and my chin started quivering. I had 2 more minutes and I simply looked at the nice serving lady from the hotel and said “is there a chance I can get a beer? …quick?” She was back in mere seconds, (thanks btw!)
The beer definitely helped but holy S*^t!
With 750 of Albertas’ top travel and tourism industry leaders facing me, not to mention the people who made these amazingly beautiful video spots and me with nothing but my guitar and a nice sweaty sheen.
I have so much I could say about how it all unfolded on that stage but I am not going to.
I am now back at home with a huge grin on my face. Thank you to everyone who worked on this project; your passion and devotion created a series of memories that left me humbled. I must say it was simply a pleasure and honour working with you all.
To view Travel Albertas’ Remember to Breathe video campaign visit this link: http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=travel+Alberta+remember+to+breathe&aq=f
Sunday October 23rd: 6am-9am and 9pm-12midnight
Saturday October 29th: 9pm-12midnight
Gord Rutherford takes you on a weekly journey into the heart of the blues; from legends like BB King, Howlin’ Wolf and Muddy Waters, to the new generation of bluesmen; Derek Trucks, Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Johnny Lang…
Joining Gord, is Canadian Blues Legend Jim Byrnes, offering unique insight into the music, the performers and the stories from the road. Join Jim with guest Wil in the 3rd hour of each of the above listed times.(ie: between 8-9AM or between 11-midnight)