Three-Letter Words. End. Sun. Fun. Hey. Win. Ter.

Summer has wrapped for this guy, and I’ve proclaimed to everybody in ear shot that it’s been my favourite as a father, as an artist & as a human being.  At least since the salad days of yester-youth.

I’ve had great luck playing music with my great friends, Cory Woodward & Christopher Arruda, in The Lion the Bear the Fox.  The festival circuit has been so kind to us, and I want to thank everybody for treating us so well.  It really has been great.

Fall has arrived early, in the form of e-mail catch-ups & rain, here on the West Coast.  This is ok by me.  I’m looking forward to a gaggle (?) of house concerts and select public shows between now & Christmas.  Here’s where you can catch me playing solo:

Sept. 19 – House Concert – Esquimalt, BC
Sept. 20 – House Concert – Ladysmith, BC
Sept. 26 – House Concert – Ladysmith, BC
Sept. 27 – House Concert – Victoria, BC
Oct. 3 – House Concert – Victoria, BC
Oct. 4 – House Concert – Victoria, BC
Oct. 17 – House Concert – Nanaimo, BC
Oct. 18 – House Concert – Nanoose Bay, BC
Oct. 24 – House Concert – Victoria, BC
Oct. 25 – House Concert – Courtenay, BC
Nov. 4 – House Concert – Vernon, BC
Nov. 5 – Serenity Music – Birch Island, BC
Nov. 6 – Living Room House Concert – Kamloops, BC
Nov. 7 – Legacy Guitar – Cochrane, AB
Nov. 8 – Calgary House Gigs – Calgary, AB
Nov. 9 – Dirty Jersey – Kamloops, BC
Nov. 14 – House Concert – Nanaimo, BC
Nov. 15 – House Concert – Ladysmith, BC
Nov. 22 – House Concert – Nanoose Bay, BC
Nov. 23 – House Concert – Glenora Farm, Duncan, BC
Nov. 29 – House Concert – Powell River, BC

Yup. I love me those house concerts. To the folks that host me time & time again… I thank you from the bottom of my heart. You allow me the privilege of doing what I love for a living.  Want to host a house concert of your own?  Message me!  info(at)ryanmcmahon(dot)com

Ryan McMahon playing House Concert in Parksville.  Photo Credit: Tinney Photo

Ryan McMahon playing House Concert in Parksville. Photo Credit: Tinney Photo

Beyond these live performances, all signs are pointing to my being involved in not one, but 2 record releases in 2015.  My solo album is slowly coming along, thanks to my good friend Chris of the Lion the Bear the Fox.  We’re in the process of picking the last batch of songs that will comprise the record, which we’ve tentatively titled: “Until I Reach the Ocean.”

In the months leading up to it’s release, I’ll be recording rough, live videos of some of my favourite cover songs… This week, it’s a band that most everyone from my generation grew up listening to: Pearl Jam’s “Corduroy.”

Hope you dig it.

Here’s to the BC Teachers… may they be able to negotiate a fair settlement so that our kids may receive the education that they deserve…

Big luck, and much love to you all;

Ryan

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the lion the bear the fox

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