Gary Glass from Quantum Sound Productions in Kingsville has been doing a great job filming Dale’s Friday Coffee House for us.

Gary’s also videotaping our latest initiative, the Sun Parlour Coffee House Sessions, where we invite musicians into the studio to record five songs, and have a short interview with my good friend Jan Hall from Folk Roots Radio.

The Sun Parlour Coffee House Sessions are now airing on Cogeco Windsor/Leamington community channels 11 and 700 on Mondays at 10 p.m., Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 11:30 p.m. A website will be launched very soon, so stay tuned for that.

Needless to say, we’ve been having a fantastic time in the studio. So much so, that Gary recently suggested that we try something a little different, and shoot a video for one of my songs, “Summertime” – a favourite of his and many others. Well, as you can imagine, I jumped at that idea.

A few days later, Gary and I met at Two Creeks Conservation Area in Wheatley to film the video. Gary shot a few scenes of the walkways, and then I walked down the hill to the stage with my guitar, to start the song. After that it was all a bit of a whirlwind – we were off over the walking bridge and then up another hill with guitar in hand. He even had me strap my guitar in the passenger seat of my top down Miata to take a little drive. Next, he suggested we stop at a friend’s house so that we could take a few shots with my guitar by the pool. A short drive later we were down by the beach at Lake Erie… then back to Leamington for a shot of me taking it easy in my hammock (something I really should do more often!).

As our final shoot was to be at the Leamington Marina at sunset, we decided that a fine relaxing dinner at Freddy’s was in order. And once we were all done with the recording, Gary worked his magic in the editing booth – even adding a little footage of Judy and John and I in the Studio. I think it turned our rather well. You can check it out below.

I can’t wait to do it all again. But which song should we do, next time? Let me know.

Dale Butler – Summertime Video from Sun Parlour Sessions on Vimeo.