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February 20, 2018

Pender Island Easter party

We’re thrilled to announce another “Stories and Songs” event, this time at the gorgeous Pender Island Community Hall on Pender Island BC. Come spend your Easter Saturday with us! Tickets can be purchased here.

Thank you to all those who sold out the Stories and Songs events in Brackendale and Deep Cove. All the performers had a great time at those show and if you were in attendance, I hope you did too.

Expect more upcoming events like these around BC. Thanks for your support.

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December 8, 2017

Winter Tour Dates

Yep, still going. And I have lots to explain. Back in October, we tested out this new event on Bowen Island called Grant Lawrence and Friends: An Evening of Stories and Songs. It went really well. People bought tickets. People showed up. We all had a great time.

That’s given us the confidence to try out the show in a couple of other places in 2018, namely Brackendale (just north of Squamish) and Deep Cove, in North Vancouver.

Saturday Feb 3 in Deep Cove is SOLD OUT. Second show added for Friday Feb 2. Tickets on sale soon.

Hope you can make it. It’s a fun / funny show (I hope) that is basically a tribute to The Vinyl Cafe… stories and songs, eh?

I read some of my favourite stories from my books, and some incredible local musicians share some amazing songs. I sing too! That’s who I mean when I say “we.” Regular cast members include my lovely wife Jill Barber, my good pals Nick Thomas and Adam Woodall (two of the original founding members of the Smugglers), and my hockey teammate and buddy Dustin Bentall.

And if that wasn’t all, in Deep Cove, we’ll be joined by none other than Craig Northey from the Odds!

You can find out all the details and ticket information here.

Lots of other plans aboot for 2018 as well, including getting a Dirty Windshields podcast off the ground. The general idea is that in each episode, I will read a chapter and then chat with someone who was actually involved in that chapter. Or something. Coming soon!

Thanks, and may the rock gods reign the chords of thunder-glory upon you always,

GL

 

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October 2, 2017

Fall tour dates across Western Canada

I’m happy to report that I’ll be trekking across Western Canada doing various book and music events for DIRTY WINDSHIELDS this fall. I’ll be in places like Whistler, Regina, Saskatoon, Calgary, Powell River, Bowen Island (SOLD OUT), Edmonton and more, with lots of great musicians. Hope to see you there!

Last month, my old band members from the Smugglers got together with our original harmonica player Adam Woodall for a hometown event in West Vancouver and it was a blast! It was our first-ever acoustic performance of Smugglers songs. Nick and I will be performing with Adam again at the Bowen Island event. (That’s him on the left, in our first article in the Vancouver Sun, written by John Mackie around 1990).

Oh and hey Americans, Dirty Windshields is officially released in your country this month!

ADDED: Sat Nov 18, Sechelt Public Library, Sechelt BC, 3pm (free)

Check out more info on the the tour dates here.

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