Thursday, December 18, 2008

Seattle & Vancouver: Travels End

The last leg of our album release tour was spent out in the far northwestern lands of Seattle and Vancouver. It worked out that we were able to spend time with our family over Thanksgiving weekend in Seattle, and then proceed on up to Langley and Vancouver, BC for a few Christmas concerts and an intimate show on Granville Island (Thanks, Mike Wipf!). It was a joy to meet up with my good friend Trace Bundy and his wife Becca, as Trace and I shared the stage together each night of our northwestern tour. We endearingly call these short tours together "The Gunbarrels Tours" (Bundy + Garrels = Gunbarrels, see). Our last show together was at one of the most beautiful venues that I've ever had the privilege to play, The Triple Door in downtown Seattle. It was the perfect ending not only to our northwest tour, but to the months of traveling around the country that have collectively made up my album release tour for "Jacaranda" . That night, shared with so many friends and family at the Triple Door, will live on in my memory as one of the highlights of my musical career. Thanks to all of you who came out.

Playing at "The Spirit Of Christmas" festival in Langley, BC. Photo by Mike Rathjen

Sharing the stage with Trace at "Spirit of Christmas".

A quick snapshot before we travel on to Vancouver. From left to right: Becca Bundy, Michelle Garrels, Heron Garrels, Josh Garrels, Trace Bundy.

Trace and I scoping out the venue before our soundcheck.

Performing at "The Backstage Lounge" in Vancouver.
Photo by Michelle Garrels

Gorilla in the mist of Granville Island. Michelle calls this one "Urban Warrior", but I think it looks like I'm on a movie was a surreal evening.

The show flier for our show at "The Triple Door". Designed by Trace Bundy and David Salinas.

Taking the stage at Triple Door.

As an encore on our final night, Trace and I performed "O Come O Come Emmanuel".
Merry Christmas everyone!


Bethany Pearce said...

so sad i missed the vancouver date :( will be there one day to hear some live tunes!

Gman and Julz said...

absolutely, righteous, man... glad to hear that your tour went great - you're so gifted, may 2009 bring a harvest of blessings

Steve said...

I can't believe I found your music just after you played a live show nearby. So sad.

amanda + daniel said...

these pictures are great, i especially love the shot of you in langley!

Peaceful Wanderings said...

Hey Josh- I went to Ball State and you came and played at some stuff my college ministry did every once in awhile. I was astounded when you popped up on iTunes!! I just want to say... well done! I am so glad that God has blessed you with talent and you've chosen to glorify Him with it! Everything for His kingdom. Prayin for your ministry.

ps... the Emmanuel is beautiful.

Alpha Davies said...

At your Langley performance I bought Over Oceans, the best cd I've ever invested in! My brother and I have not stopped loving it, I listen to it almost every single day on the way to work.
God bless you for your honesty and creativity!