Skydiggers‘ main man Andy Maize returns to The Carleton to celebrate the release of a new solo album – and the fact he’s turning 60! – with two shows on Saturday, April 20th. The first, this one, is at 7 PM. Advanced tickets are $28 or you can fork over $30 at the door.
Skydiggers’ singer Andy Maize returns to one of his favourite venues for two rare solo shows Saturday, April 20th in celebration of both his 60th birthday and the release of a new recording, Leap Before You Look. Playing a mix of solo material and choice covers with just the right amount of Skydiggers’ favourites Andy will be joined onstage at the Carleton by the stellar trio of Michael Johnston on keyboards (Skydiggers/The Burns Unit), Derrick Brady on bass (Skydiggers/Sass Jordan/Hawksley Workman) and Lyle Molzan on drums (Dean Brody/Kathleen Edwards/Jann Arden).
A splendid time is guaranteed for all!
Leap Before You Look
We wanted to record our first Skydiggers’ album before a live audience… we had become comfortable playing our weekly residency at the Spadina Hotel, building a repertoire and seeing right away which tunes worked in front of an audience while at the same time feeding off the energy of that audience… and although it didn’t end up happening then, the idea never went away.
So ever since first playing with Michael, Lyle and Derrick some years ago the idea of making a live debut recording was rekindled… my desire was to make a live recording showcasing the material that I’ve written both on my own and with Josh over the years as well as some favourite covers… so what better excuse than an upcoming 60th birthday to set up in our friends Kim, Joe, Joao and Johnny’s Revolution Recording studio on Saturday, October 27th 2018, with a roomful of family & friends; Saam Hashemi behind the controls, Phil Presnal setting up the live sound and Mitch Fillion directing the videotaping of the show.
So here we go – a document of what it means to be, in the words of my mother, Barbara, “Old enough to know better, and young enough to take a chance.”