Not too long ago Kate Maki left her job as a school teacher behind, and now she's released two records and is about to embark on an extensive headlining tour around the country. The Sudbury singer is planning to tour Western Canada during the first two months of '05, while she'll hit the East side later on in March and April.
She's announced the first bout of dates, which will take her all the way to the West Coast, but will also see her play a few shows in the East. Kicking off in her hometown on January 13th, Maki will play a few gigs in Ontario before crossing into the land of the Prairie Provinces. After hitting Vancouver, she'll swing back around to play her last date in Toronto on February 12th. At the moment there are a total of 20 performances scheduled.
Not only will Maki be on stage for the 'A Midwinter Night's Dream' tour, but she's enlisted four other musicians to accompany her. Taken from other bands and solo projects are: Ryan Bishops (Ox and Junction Creek), Nathan Lawr (solo artist and has drummed for Constantines, Feist), Dale Murray (The Guthries), and Ruth Minnikin (The Guthries, The Heavy Blinkers).
Maki continues to tour in support of her 2004 sophomore release called 'The Sun Will Find Us'. Three of the eleven tracks featured on the album are available for download at the singer's official site at www.katemaki.com.
Kate Maki's 'A Midwinter Night's Dream' tour:
January 13 Sudbury, ON - The Townehouse
January 14 Sault Ste. Marie, ON - The Downbeat
January 15 Thunder Bay, ON - The Apollo
January 19 Winnipeg, MB - West End Cultural Centre
January 20 Regina, SK - The Club
January 21 Edmonton, AB - The Sidetrack Caf»
January 22 Canmore, AB - The Canmore Hotel
January 25 Lethbridge, AB - The Starlight Lounge
January 26 Fernie, BC - TBA
January 27 Nelson, BC - The Fluid Lounge
January 29 Victoria, BC - Logan's
January 30 Vancouver, BC - The Railway Club
February 2 Golden, BC - Packer's Place
February 3 Red Deer, AB - The Vat
February 4 Calgary, AB - Broken City
February 5 Saskatoon, SK - Amigo's
February 9 North Bay, ON - The Cornerstone
February 10 Wakefield, QC - The Black Sheep Inn
February 11 Kingston, ON - The Grad Club
February 12 Toronto, ON - The El Mocambo
Writer: Jaclyn Arndt