SHELTER ME now available!
December 22, 2016
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December 22, 2016
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November 24, 2016
That’s right. I said it. You do NOT want to miss this one. This year, we are not only celebrating the songs of the season on this tour, but also the release of our new CD, ‘Shelter Me’. This is a high-water mark for my music, and I think you’re gonna love this record and your friends will thank you for taking them to this show.
November 5, 2016
Back in April, Jacob was asked by the RUSH people to record an a song for the re-release of 2112, a deluxe version of the classic breakthrough album for the band. I was thrilled to record “Something for Nothing”, the last song on that album. I went into the studio with Mark McIntyre on bass and Beatdown Brown on drums and we knocked out a rocking version of this classic Rush song.
It will be the final song on a bonus disc that also features The Foo Fighters, Steven Wilson, Billy Talent, and Alice in Chains. It is a high honour to be counted among these great artists… Congratulations to Geddy, Alex and Neil on 40 years! Watch for a music video coming soon!
November 1, 2016
As many of you know, The Commissionaires is a new group I put together to play gospel music, with my friend Joel Parisien, who led Newworldson to the top of the charts a few years back.
We are currently hard at work on a new CD, entitled Shelter Me, and we need your help.
By pre-ordering the record you can get a copy in advance, and we offer many other cool exclusives too. All supporters get an access pass to the making of the record. It’s cool! Behind the scenes stuff, videos, early mixes.
Take a look at what we’re working on over at www.pledgemusic.com/thecommissionaires
October 13, 2016
The Commissionaires was something I put together this summer with sought-after bandleader Joel Parisien (Newworldson), to play soul gospel music with a mission of justice. Both of us are 20 year veterans of the independent music business and have forged successful careers, but what made us come together was a rare opportunity to bring soulful roots-gospel music to fans of their music, while reaching out to people who didn’t know that this was the band they had been waiting for. It’s real music played by real musicians, for a purpose. The songs are about issues of justice and faith and where those two things intersect.
“If there isn’t a tangible connection between gospel music and social justice, then it’s not real gospel music, in my opinion. There has to be an underlying current of redemption, and struggle, and deliverance… otherwise, what is that “Good News” that Gospel speaks of.” ~ Joel Parisien
We need your help to get this record made. We just mixed most of the tracks this week and they are sounding incredible. Can’t wait to let you hear it.
Join us and get an all access pass to the process of making it!
September 15, 2016
September 15, 2016
Mayor Tory to present Rush with key to the City of Toronto
Mayor John Tory will present the key to the city to the members of Rush – Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson and Neil Peart. At the official opening of the new Lee Lifeson Art Park this Saturday at 1:00 p.m., Lee and Lifeson will join Mayor Tory for the presentation.
“Rush has played a vital role in defining Toronto’s musical identity and given so much to our city through their music, live performances and their generous support for charities,” said Mayor Tory. “We are pleased to honour them with a key to the city and the launch of the new Lee Lifeson Art Park.”
For more than 40 years, the Rush trio of Lee, Lifeson and Peart has defined rock music while inspiring fans and musicians worldwide. Rush ranks third in the world, after The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, for most consecutive gold or platinum albums by a rock band. Their massive international fan base has helped to spotlight Toronto as a music capital for decades.
In 2013, Rush was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and they were the first band to become Officers of the Order of Canada. They also have stars on Canada’s and Hollywood’s Walk of Fame. For more information on Rush, visit: www.rush.com
The park is named after two Rush members who grew up in Toronto, guitarist Lifeson who started a high school band that soon included his classmate Lee on vocals, bass and keyboards. Rush formed in 1968 in Toronto’s Willowdale neighbourhood. Drummer Peart, from St. Catharines, Ont., joined the band in 1974. Together, the trio went on to combine outstanding technical prowess with visionary song writing and raw energy, and shaped the course of hard rock in the process.
The new park, part of the Willowdale Park footpath corridor, features new trees, grass, benches and unique music-themed art installations. To celebrate on Saturday, Jacob Moon will play a Rush classic in a small performance space made for acoustic concerts and George Stroumboulopoulos will interview Lifeson and Lee for the audience.
Councillor John Filion, Ward 23 Willowdale initiated the creation of the art park, and the naming of it after Willowdale natives Lee and Lifeson.
“I see this park as a place that encourages and celebrates the creative spirit,” said Councillor Filion.
This is the third time Mayor Tory has announced he will present a key to the city since taking office in December 2014. In February 2016, he presented the key to Aubrey ‘Drake’ Graham. In October 2015, he announced he will present the key to Paul Beeston. A presentation date is being scheduled. The Mayor awards the key to inspiring individuals from diverse backgrounds who embody the spirit and potential of our city and have contributed significantly to civic life.
Past recipients of the key include His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Nelson Mandela, Margaret Atwood, Mike Myers, George Chuvalo and Ed Mirvish. Music artists who have received the key in the past include: the Barenaked Ladies; Blue Rodeo; Celine Dion; Drake; Joni Mitchell; Neil Young; Nickelback; The Rolling Stones; Ronnie Hawkins; Sharon, Lois & Bram and Yo-Yo Ma. More information is available at http://www.toronto.ca/keycity .
Toronto is Canada’s largest city, the fourth largest in North America, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. It is a global centre for business, finance, arts and culture and is consistently ranked one of the world’s most livable cities. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can visit http://www.toronto.ca, call 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, or follow us @TorontoComms.
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September 8, 2016
Great to hang with the folks at SongTalk Radio on Tuesday!
Here’s the audio from that show: https://soundcloud.com/scopeatry…/song-talk-radio-sep-6-2016
August 8, 2016
What a week! I had a wonderful time learning about songwriting from my fellow students and our fearless leaders David Wilcox and Beth Neilson Chapman (seated front and centre). I started a bunch of songs and got some fresh inspiration about the process that I will be, well, processing for a while to come. What a delight to get to spend this time with these talented folks in such a blissful environment.
The first song I played for them was ‘Live a Little’, on day one, hour one, when David asked me to play something to get us started. I got home and this was waiting in my inbox from the folks at Song of the Year.com. http://tinyurl.com/zajyu4y We all want our children to do well, and for us songwriters there is no better outcome than when we see our songs find a home in the world. Watch for more new songs this month!
July 28, 2016
Tonight I will be performing at the Saratoga music hall in Saratoga Springs New York! Tickets are just 15 bucks at this link:https://guestlistapp.com/events/422121
June 1, 2016
I am adding schools to my touring this fall, and am excited to bring a motivational message along with my music to kids from K-12 across the country. Check out the link below to learn more about details and pricing.