Amanda and I made it safely to Maui after about ten and half hours in total in the air. I don’t mind the time difference here, as it means I get to watch the sunrise during my early morning run. I could have sworn that Lance Armstrong rode by me this morning. We did the respectful nod in passing, and then I did a triple take. However, the next cyclist who passed me also looked a lot like Lance Armstrong…I was really dehydrated.
Tomorrow night we perform at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center, and then on Saturday we grab a flight to Oahu to play the Sufer Bar at the Turtle Bay Resort. Our final show will be in Kauai at the Kauai Community College Performing Arts Center. We may or may not perform all our songs on ukulele.
We’ve only been on the island a few days, but I think my breathing has already slowed down to match the sound of the waves. Amanda is currenly doing yoga by the beach, and we’re planning on meeting up for morning Mai Tais. I think it’s 3 o’clock in Toronto.
On their recent West Coast Tour, Amanda and Sheila were invited to visit the Tacoma School Of The Arts. Dala performed an intimate show at the SOTA’s black box theater, sharing a handful of songs, stories from touring and advice for up and coming musicians.
Dala’s new album “Best Day” has been nominated for three Canadian Folk Music Awards: English Songwriter of the Year, Vocal Group of the Year and Producer of the Year for Mike Roth. This year’s awards ceremony will be held November 15-17 at the Imperial Theatre in Saint John, New Brunswick. Click here for a list of all the nominees
Today marks the beginning of our 5 week tour through California, New Mexico, Alberta, British Columbia and Washington. Sheila and I spent our first San Diego morning pursuing our individual bliss.
-went for a run on the boardwalk
-spotted a man walking a pot bellied pig
-sat on Mission Beach drinking coffee
-painted the ocean
Something tells me this will be a trip to remember. Gotta go get ready for the show tonight.
FULL 2012-2013 TOUR SCHEDULE HERE
We’ve received lots of requests for the chords for “Lennon and McCartney”. The chart is now available on our “Lyrics and Chords” page. More charts coming soon!