i’ve been working on SO many things all at once, but the upcoming album ‘skyward’ will be released next year.

here is the beautiful artwork for the cover, courtesy of NASA:

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that image takes my breath away. all of our little lives, all bunched together in tiny lighted enclaves… seen from space, we are so heartbreakingly small.
the themes of most of the songs involve the concept of space – inner, outer, metaphorical, imagined, the sky above us, the sky below us – and how we either relate to it, or how it shapes us.
so, i want to take care to get them right.

more soon…

1 1/2 years between posts? Not a great way to keep my fans interested, is it?

I am truly sorry (see pic). But there have been all kinds of OTHER projects happening and, well, you know….  LIFE.
I am working on the next GB record, ‘skyward’ and it’s sounding great!
I am also playing in several local bands and trying to find work. BUT: NO MORE EXCUSES!

Plans are in the works for a full-on Blvd Band! So I definitely will keep you posted.
I PROMISE.

Spent today and rebuilt the website.

Hope you like it.

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Not that i needed or even wanted to rebuild the website, but the developer of the previous WordPress theme is an idiot and won’t support his products. The upside is, the folks at Audiotheme just made this new theme and it’s beautiful. Minimal, stylish… all the things i like. There’s a new music player at the bottom of the site for easy listening (no pun intended) and all the sections are streamlined and gimmick-free. Poke around and enjoy!

The title song from my upcoming album, ‘Skyward’.

Recorded live @ C’est What with the wonderful boys of CADRE (whom i play drums with every 2 weeks here in Toronto).
Many thanks to Cadre’s own Joey Gaitanis for mixing and editing this!

no, it’s not enough to do just ONE. the songs for ‘Skyward’ are nearing completion, and the latest tenants on the Blvd are a few songs with a very dream-like roots vibe. this could be my ‘Sea Change’…. who knows?
more later…

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Well, this opportunity was just too good to pass up…

Our good friends CADRE offered us 2 of their residency Sundays @ C’EST WHAT and we couldn’t say no.

We have invited more friends to join us, and it’s going to be a great couple of afternoons in the cozy underground den.

First up is SUNDAY MARCH 30
w/ GREENWAY BLVD, DEREK CHRISTIE BAND and WILLIAM & POLLY.
3 sets with a bunch of awesome people including Rob Best, Jonathan Seet, sweet T, Jon James, Howard Stern, Steve Frise and Boris ‘The Keys’ Paillard.

GREAT MUSIC, GREAT SPACE, GREAT SOUND and a fantastic beverage selection.
PWYC
HOW CAN YOU STAY AWAY? we really don’t know how…

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This will be our last show of the year THURS, NOV 21 @ 9pm
as part of the Piano Series @ Habits.

Mr. Blvd will once again be flanked by Rob Best on keys & vox, Jonathan Seet on guitar & vox and guest vox by sweet T.

This will be your last chance to catch Greenway Blvd in a public venue until 2015!
2014 is going to be a year filled with more intimate house/loft concerts with a growing collective of wonderful artists.

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We are playing the venerable C’est What? next THURS, SEPT 26 @ 9pm
with our great friend Sally McKay.
Rob Greenway has a long history with C’est What?, having played there with many bands and solo projects since the early 90s.

On this outing, Mr. Blvd will be flanked by Rob Best on keys & vox, Jonathan Seet on guitar & vox and guest vox by sweet T.

A great evening of fine songs…

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Joining me is my good friend and wonder musician Rob Best on piano & vocals.
Starting off the night is my special guest and longtime collaborator Derek Christie and his acoustic band: Jon James and Laurelle Augustyn.
I love the intimacy of the Southern Cross Room at The Tranzac.
This will be a lovely evening of song and there will most certainly be some cross-pollination between the artists.

We hope you can be a part of it.