BANFF CENTRE FOR ARTS AND CREATIVITY RESIDENCY MARCH 12-26

Hey Friends, 

Just home after a magical 2-week residency at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity in Alberta, Canada. I was up there starting work on what I hope will be a new album in tandem with 23 incredible singers and songwriters from around the globe. I truly had a blast (ahem, dance party) and was super-inspired by my fellow residents and our Grammy-winning, Songwriter Hall of Fame mentors (Kevin Welch, Don Henry, Kim Ritchie, Jeff Hanna, Matraca Berg, and Russell deCarle). 

I also had the privilege of recording some new material with Arcade Fire producer-engineer (and former member) Howard Bilerman and the legendary Fats Kaplin on pedal steel. 

The whole thing culminated with a pair of concerts at Banff Centre’s 2 public performance spaces. What a trip. I’m already dreaming of going back:-) 

xo 

Matt