December 11th, 2008The benefit for the emergency relief fund at the Sally Ann was a great success! We raised almost $3,000 for the cause and everyone seemed to have a fun time. Sorry to all who could not get tickets to the show. Next year we will endeavor to present the show at a larger venue. The show started off with the Hacapellas doing their barbershop wonder and then Rueben de Groot took it from there with his fine songs and warm voice (and killer band). There was more barbershop to follow Rueben then Krista Muir and her guitarist Shane entertained the crowd with her lovely songs. Jay Harris kicked some rocking butt featuring songs from his latest cd and set the stage for Music Maul to play there quirky but highly entertaining music. The did a whack version of City Sidewalks that could only be followed by Emily Fennell singing Please Come Home For Christmas by B.B. King. At that point our special guest Allison Russell of Po Girl knocked everyone out with a song by JT & the Clouds and then stayed on stage to join me for a few new tunes that also featured Sarah on drums, Sean Kelly on bass and Emily on piano. Ms Harmer came around from the drums and started her set with an Algonquin christmas song and then brought Sean, Fuzzy Fraser and myself up to rip through some of her excellent new songs. But not before she wrangled J. Euringer and Chris Brown up to join her for that old Weeping Tile chesnut, Room with the Sir John A View. With the place at this point swooning away, Sean Kelly took it over the top with Captain Footbags from Slaves of Spanky and a troupe of stars to wow the room with the Run DMC song Christmas in Hollis. His Mister Rogers sweater made it even more dark. By then the only thing left to do was get everyone we could on stage to end the night with Feed the World or whatever that is titled. All in all a smashing good time! Happy New Years!! xxoo
December 4th, 2008made friends with a nice man named Bob Wilson who is taking on the booking responsibilities for me and the gang. Bob can be reached at the link below to the left or through Live Tour Artists. salut!
November 10th, 2008Out a ye cabin I produced a cd for my friend Emily Fennell that you can check out some songs at: http://www.myspace.com/sugarplumband It features a number of the Wrongs and is really wonderful. Copies will be available for purchase in the new year.
October 9th, 2008What fun it is to play music with your friends and I tell you, Krista Muir is a real talent and I encourage you to check her out either live or buy her cd including her beautiful new cd Accidental Railway. she's online at: http://www.lederhosenlucil.com
September 17th, 2008
Ahh, just back from a fine 4 day trip in Algonquin park with a film crew and recording dudes from my Hamilton posse. We canoed into the southern part of the park and set up a mobile studio to record a bunch of my songs that the crew had picked to do. The idea is for a T.V. pilot about Canadian nature and music all rolled into one. Gorgeous time of year to be up there and we got some fine footage and music recorded. We'll see how it turns out.
Back in the groove with playing here and there around the province. Casey Fisher opened his new club the Living Room in Kingston this month and we hit the stage there on the 26th with Blue Lake Stars and the Gertrudes. Mucho fun. Lot's of gigs listed in the tour dates section if you are nearby on the right day. It starts out with Krista LL Muir and then we hook up with Shuyler Jansen for some fun shows. Cam Giroux is joining us back on the drums for these shows and I can't wait to play with him of course. And I'm especially excited about returning to the Albion Hotel in Guelph to play as we rocked that house through the '90's with Weeping Tile, not to mention that my grandpa used to have a beer there back in the 1920's !!
We recorded a different version of my song "Northern" for a compilation Waterkeepers cd being produced by Chris Brown. Sarah Harmer, Chris & I layed it down on Wolfe Island at Browns' new studio t'other day. Pretty sweet sounding and only going to be sweeter with some drums by Anton Fier and and some double bass by Tony Scherr. And to wind it all up for today here's a link to some fun shots of the Man of Your Dreams tour we did at summers' start:
June 13th, 2008
On the way to the No Dog Jolification outside of Perth Ontario this weekend. A freaky donations only festival run by my brother Geordie and his pals. We'll be doing a mini Hootenanny with some of the folks who played Wolfe Isle with us. Then it's down to the South Shore Festival in Milford on Prince Edward County on Sunday. Summer is winding down and the fall is coming into focus. Big opening show at Kingstons' new venue The Living Room. We'll be there on the 19th with friends from B.C., "E.S.L.". The plans to tour with Krista LL Muir and after that with Shuyler Jansen are both coming togehter nicely. But first we hit NYC in early september to rock it as the Wrongs.
Wolfe Island Hootenanny!! was a blast on Augut 8th at 8:30. Featuring Carolyn Mark, Jenny & Dan Whiteley, Joey & Luther Wright, The Abrams Brothers, Mitch Anderson (singing Stompin' Tom Conners), Chris Brown, Tony Scherr, Anton Fier, The Hank & Lily Show, Greg Stewart, JT Taylor, and other stars of the Canadian roots collective. Alan Neal of the CBC was there recording the event for broadcast on Bandwidth and/or Canada Live sometime this fall. I'm sure out of the 3 & 1/2 hours of the show he got some fine collaborative stuff for his shows. Thanks Alan & the CBC!!
Had a smokin' good time out west at Vancouver Folk Fest and the Little Fest at the Slocan Lodgte with Carolyn and Sarah Harmer and friends. Saw my new favourite band the Wet Secrets from Edmonton. check'em out!
May 20th, 2008I just found a CBC session from Vancouver 2001 of 'the Wrongs unplugged and had forgot about a song that we used to play called 50 Bucks. Good version if you want to check it out you gotta copy and paste:
April 9th, 2008The cd releasing has gone well. (reviews: http://www.lutherwright.com/reviews.php ) We had a ripping good home town show at the Grad Club with the new super group of 7. Newest feature is cellist Greg Stewart from San Fran who we scooped up in time for rehearsing and such. The songs translated wonderfully live and we carried on up to Montreal for a show with Ladies of the Canyon at Le Divan Orange. We slimmed down to a 4 piece to play our friends bar in Wakefield on the Saturday but the intensity was there and it got a little more old school country as I couldn't help myself what with the history around that place. Dan and I mixed it up at the Amnesty International Benefit the next day at the National Archive Theatre as part of the Ottawa Opry hosted by Pat Moore and her awesome band, Vinyl Frontier. Many smiles and not a few back slaps later has us off to New York City this weekend where we join up with Megan Palmer, Ben Rubin and Tony Scherr for 3 shows of hard-hitting music and much revelry. Keep your stick on the ice out there in interweb land...
February 20th, 2008
An official release of said cd is also the 50th aniversary of the inaugural flight of the Avro Arrow . "Man of Your Dreams" is coming out on our own Snakeye Muzak and is being distributed by Outside Music is also a double party in that they are re-releasing Rebuild the Wall, available again in stores. CD release show's are in the booking phase, as is the spring & summer's fun.
You can check out a few songs from MOYD at:
And if you run with the "fast" crowd then there's the cd quality downloads by the track or eat the whole cd with artwork at Zunior:
January 31st, 2008
As it seems easier to upload on myspace I put up the Wrongs videos for your viewing pleasure....
There's: Race to the Top (from Guitar Pickin' Martyrs) & 2 vids from Rebuild the Wall