New Album! Christine Bougie/Dafydd Hughes – It Will Record

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Dafydd Hughes and I have been making music together for a decade now. We both grew up in St. Catharines, Ontario, but we didn’t actually meet until we were both living in Toronto.

Our mutual friend, Steve Zsirai, kept saying to me “you guys have to play together…you’re the same!” And when we finally got together to play some music, it was obvious. I had found the missing half of my musical brain.

Dafydd Hughes and Christine Bougie recording

I can’t even count how many times we’ve played the exact same thing at the exact same time. It’s an effortless collaboration.

In 2008 we recorded an album (produced by Dean Drouillard) together called This Is Awesome. I really love that one. We’d been playing as a duo every Monday night at The Tranzac, only imagining how other instruments would fill out the songs. And then we made that happen by overdubbing more instruments all over that record.

This time, though, we wanted to put down to tape the sound that we’d honed as a duo all these years. Literally, to tape.

Tape

Josh Van Tassel

Josh Van Tassel really instigated the recording of this album. He contacted the both of us and said “I have a tape machine. Let’s record for two days…no overdubs.”

Here it is! You can listen to/buy It Will Record right here.

Hope you like it.

New Album Out Now: FINALBOSS

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This one took a while to get finished. But that’s what happens when three busy people try to create music this way – in between all the other gigs that pay the bills. Over the past few years, Ben Gunning and I got together when we could to write some instrumental music. For a while, we even had a weekly commitment. Every Tuesday.

Once we reached the point of having about eight tunes done, we asked our friend, Joel Stouffer, to join us in taking this project to the next level.

With Ben and myself on guitars and Joel on drums, we developed these tunes over the course of many more Tuesday nights at my house. And finally, in September of 2013, we booked a couple days at Don Kerr‘s studio to record.

One year later, it’s finally ready for your ears!

A lot of heart, laughs and red wine went into the making of this album. I hope you enjoy listening to it as much as we enjoyed creating it.

Get it here: https://finalboss2.bandcamp.com/releases

Bahamas Fall 2014 Tour: Part 2

This leg, so far:

Chicago
Indianapolis
St. Louis
Kansas City
Colorado Springs

Today we arrived in Denver to do a radio thing at KBCO. My lap steel malfunctioned (luckily, I had my guitar for back-up), but I was able to get it fixed a couple hours later. Thanks to Chad at the station for hooking me up with Justin at Hackl Guitars!

Denver lap steel emergency!Thanks to Chad at #kcbo for hooking me up with Justin at #Hacklguitars. FIXED 👍

After tonight’s show here in Denver, we’ve got a couple long drive days to get to LA, which will be made more enjoyable now that I’ve purchased some bedding materials from Target for the back seat of the van.

(check out the full list of Bahamas tour dates here)