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Justin Abedin and I will be performing our entire concert tuned to A=432Hz at my StageIt streaming concert today (Saturday). What the heck does A=432Hz mean I hear you ask? Well I can't remember exactly where I first learned about tuning to A432Hz but it was re-introduced to me at the Victor Wooten music camp I attended in Sept 2012.  Victor and his brothers Roy & Reggie talked about the phenomenon of tuning to A432 Hz instead of the industry standard of 8 vibrations per second higher at A440Hz.  They had guest guitarist Muriel Anderson demonstrate by playing the same piece in the two different tunings back to back and I could immediately feel a difference.  At that point all I could say is A432Hz felt more relaxing.  As time went by I came across more information about the history and power of this tuning (research indicates that the ancient Egyptians & Greeks as well as Tibetan monks tuned their instruments to A432Hz.)  I finally bought a tuner that would allow me to tune to A432 Hz. and tried it out at a gig recently without telling anyone and I could definitely feel something quite different.  Some argue that this ancient tuning seems to be more in "tune" with the rest of nature and the Universe.  I know it sounds like big stuff but I guess for me I've begun experimenting with it and it feels really good.  I'd love to have you tune in to the StageIt Concert on Saturday @ 4.30pm (EDT), that's 9.30pm (GMT), and get your reaction by joining in the chat room discussion with folks from around the globe.  Follow this link to get your tickets for the show.  

In the meantime here's some information from a fellow Scot Brian T. Collins if you want to explore more about 432Hz.


I've been on the airwaves over the last few months talking about the gang of songs on "Underneath" and about the life of a songwriter - that would be me.  Some great chats I thought you might want to listen in on:
Iron In The Fire

Irons In The Fire on YL Country FM with Anthony Donnelly 

In The Studio
 In the Studio on CFRB 1010 with Bob Reid & Blair Packham

Fresh Air with Mary Ito
Fresh Air on CBC Radio with Mary Ito

Looking forward to continuing the conversation around the songs - including some brand new babies and some unreleased gems - at the upcoming virtual House Concert on April 19th at 4:30pm EST at STAGEIT.COM with the fantastic Justin Abedin on electric guitar. We're going to try out some new things. It's a cool experiment of connection across space and timezones and we all create it together.  Tickets are PayWhatYouCan with a suggested $5 cover and its a 30 minute show with a 20 minute encore & you can get your tickets here.  To give you a taste of what's in store you can check out some video from the last show below and follow this link for more information on how it works.  Hope to see you in the chat room on Apr. 19th!


I'd love for you to join us and interact this Sunday for a live streaming concert at @ 3pm EST (8 pm in UK and 7am in Australia the following day.) Let's meet in the music, all in the comfort of your home.  Last time we had folks chatting with each other and me and making requests from Scotland, Germany, USA and across Canada.  It's a cool experience we all create together.  Tickets are PayWhatYouCan with a suggested $5 cover and its a 30 minute show with a 20 minute encore & you can get your tickets here.  To give you a taste of what's in store you can check out some video from the last show below and follow this link for more information on how it works.  Hope to see you in the chat room on Sunday!


We had a great launch for "Underneath" with maestro Justin Abedin by my side as well as other special guests.  For those of you who were unable to make it, I thought you might like to have a taste of the second concert at C'est What so here's some video for you.

I understand it's not always easy to get to the shows so I've decided to give a concert that you can enjoy in the comfort of your own home. On Sunday Dec 8th I will be doing a Stage-It Concert broadcasting live on the web around the world 3 pm (EST), 8pm (GMT) in UK and 7 am the following day, Dec 9th in Australia. There'll be a chat room where you can make requests or comments on my funny faces. Hey, I might even make something up on the spur of the moment from the digital heckling!  You can find out more by following this link.

Track 13 - THIS TIME 'ROUND 

The first time I heard this song on Darrell Scott's record "A Crooked Road" it really spoke to me.  Maybe it was something in the melody or the powerful lyric but it stayed with me.  I had tracked everything for my record and very late in the game I decided to drop one tune and cut this track.  Perhaps it was a line like, "I will dig down to the bottom and fill me right back up", that resonated with my own process of what I had gone through during the process of writing and recording this record.  It's never easy to have the objectivity and put aside the ego and drop one of your own songs but I am so glad I did as it has become one of my favourites.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

As I recall, it was an early session at Canterbury Music in Toronto and Steve O' Connor sat at the grand piano and I was over in the vocal booth.  It took us a bit to find our pocket but Steve's beautiful piano playing inspired me and I had another keeper vocal before 11am.  Steve's brother Sean added some lovely haunting whistle and Kevin Fox laid down the rich cello textures and that was all we needed.

Recorded at Canterbury Music in Toronto. Engineered by Jeremy Darby. Additional overdubs at Jeddart Music in Mississauga. Mixed by Chad Carlson at Hippo Sound in Nashville and Mastered by Hank Williams. Produced by Justin Abedin & David Leask. Lead vocals - David Leask, Piano - Steve O' Connor, Whistle - Sean O' Connor, Cello - Kevin Fox.

This time ‘round I’ll be like water
I have learned to let it flow
Oh, there is no need to dam me
I will go where I must go
I'll drop this suit of armour
Put away my thorny crown
Gonna lay my heart wide open this time ‘round

This time ‘round I’ll be a giver
I have saved me long enough
I will dig down to the bottom
And I’ll fill me right back up
And I’ll end this search for saviour
I’ll be a lost without a found
A pilgrim on life’s highway this time ‘round

Every time I play the game of love I play to win
And it always breaks me open
And I try to fly but fall and crash and burn
That’s how I learn

This time ‘round I’ll be forgiving
I have harmed myself too long
I will speak the words of healing
And it will fill my heart with song
And I’ll sing this song with others
Who were born to make the sound
A ragged choir of angels this time ‘round

As I sail out on the ocean
And I look back on the shore
I can see the sweet perfection
Of the ones I’ve loved before
In each face I see the lesson
That has brought me here and now
They will all give me their blessing this time ‘round

Oh every time we play the game of love we play to win
And, it always breaks us open and we try to fly but fall and crash and burn
That's how we learn to love again
This time ‘round

Written by Darrell Scott & Beth Neilsen Chapman
Published by I Imagine Music & Prismlight Music