Continuum.

I love it when new artists sneak in and surprise you.

You may have formed certain opinion about someone. You might have written them off because of some uber-hit you didn’t like. Or some dumb thing they said in the press. Or for whatever reason.

Then all of a sudden you open up a little and hear something you never heard before.

John Mayer’s Continuum album is absolutely brilliant. I am guilty of writing this guy off way back when Daughters was all over the media. I’m glad that my wife persisted in having me take a second look.

I’ve been listening to Continuum over the past couple of weeks. I’ve been working away at taxes. Really relentless, repetitive work. It shuts you off in a bizarre way that opens you up to music. All of a sudden, tracks like “I Don’t Trust Myself (With Loving You),” “Vultures,” “Stop This Train” and “Slow Dancing In A Burning Room” start washing over you like a Costa Rican evening breeze. Just the right tempo for living. Incredible musicianship. Great insight. I honestly had no idea how good this guy was.

If I’m preaching to the converted, sorry for joining the chorus a little late. For the rest of you, if you don’t have this album, go get it.

It’s certainly a nice way to do your taxes…

Jake Dudas, Guitarist

LATEST NEWS

Dr. Jake & Mr. Dudas – Article

I recently had a chance to sit down with Paul Rellinger of Peterborough This Week for a great conversation about life, music and just about everything in between. http://www.mykawartha.com/news/article/993529–peterbio-jake-dudas

Thursdays @ Parkhill on Hunter starting June 2, 2011

Instrumental performances on the patio at Parkhill on Hunter. Starting Thursday June 2nd, through June, July and August.

5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

UPCOMING PERFORMANCES

Friday April 22nd @ The Riverside Grill

Singer/Songwriter Performance

Peterborough, ON

7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Sunday April 24th @ Viamede Resort

Instrumental Guitar Performance

Stoney Lake, ON

11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Friday April 29th @ The Riverside Grill

Singer/Songwriter Performance

Peterborough, ON

7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Saturday April 30th – Private Function

Sunday May 1st @ The Riverside Grill

Instrumental Guitar Performance

Peterborough, ON

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Sunday May 8th @ Viamede Resort

Instrumental Guitar Performance

Stoney Lake, ON

11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Wednesday May 11th – Private Function

Thursday May 12th – Private Function

Friday May 13th @ Art of the Turtle Event

Instrumental Guitar Performance

Peterborough, ON

7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Saturday May 14th – Private Function

Friday May 27th @ The Riverside Grill

Singer/Songwriter Performance

Peterborough, ON

7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Saturday May 28th – Private Function

Sunday May 29th @ The Riverside Grill

Instrumental Guitar Performance

Peterborough, ON

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

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