Jacob Moon in Hawaii. Photo by Allison Moon.
BACK FROM HAWAII
While Jacob was performing all through December on his 2015 Welcome Christmas Tour he was also looking forward to a break from the winter cold of Hamilton and a bit of sun and relaxation. Jacob and Allison celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary at the end of December but really held the festivities after they arrived in Hawaii in early January. Sometimes you have to get away to find your home…
Aloha from Hawaii: Vision casting for the new year, and celebrating 10 years of marriage!
Last summer, Allison and I were invited to join a group of folks from around the world in prayer and reflection at the Kona Sheraton on the Big Island of Hawaii in January, and the timing seemed perfect. Also, Hawaii? Hello?!! We had just celebrated 10 years of marriage on Dec 31st and we had been dreaming of getting away together to find rest, renewal and clarity on our vision and purpose going forward. We found all of that and more.
The trip was incredible, and the retreat was the perfect way to kick it off, in contemplation and community. We feel like new people, and hitting that reset button was just what the doctor ordered for both of us. Allison has been through so much with her health over the past couple of years, and I have been soldiering on though it all, but growing battle-weary at times.
We are thankful for all of you who have supported us over the last year, and made it possible for us to enjoy this little of oasis of time together, where we could be transformed by grace and beauty.
As they say on the island…Mahalo!
Pic 1: Visiting the eden-like valley and black sand beach of Waipio.
Pic 2: Our group of retreaters in Kona, led by Steve Klassen from the Mark Centre in BC (top left).
Pic 3. Sunset on Hapuna Beach.
Of course, it wouldn’t be a Jacob Moon experience unless he was also working. Jacob performed at two events while in Hawaii, his first concerts here, by accepting an invitation from Lucie Lynch to share the stage with her for a couple of shows in Honolulu. Lucie had been one of the fellow musical artists that had played for the Marillion Weekend back n 2013 along with Jacob. She heard Jacob was planning to come over to Hawaii so she graciously invited Jacob to do a few songs for the locals. Both shows were warmly received and, as usual, Jacob made some new fans while there. It looks and sounds like the Moons made the most of the time they had in Hawaii and celebrated their life together in many ways. Congratulations!!
Jacob Moon and Lucie Lynch in Honolulu, HI.
BACK IN THE NEWS
Barely back from Hawaii and Jacob is getting some press. Hamilton B. Lous, from Hamilton Blues Lovers (click here), featured Jacob in an article about his 20 years in the music business and Jacob’s newest release “20 Years: The Best of Jacob Moon”. Hamilton Blues Lovers is a website dedicated to helping support the Hamilton, Halton, Niagara, Brant, and Waterloo Roots music scene. Jacob has been featured here before thanks to Mr. Lous. Here is the article for those that may have missed it:
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 20, 2016
Incredible New Best of Compilation from Hamilton’s Jacob Moon!
20 years and a number of albums later, Hamilton singer/songwriter Jacob Moon has created quite an impressive body of work. To celebrate two decades of incredible art, he’s released 20 Years: The Best of Jacob Moon.
This wonderful recording features 14 of his best-loved songs along with two previously unreleased tracks (Love of Mine and Ribbon of Darkness). The new tunes are a remarkable addition to his musical legacy.
The CD is an amazing time-capsule of a phenomenal artist who’ll hopefully bless us with many more years of outstanding performances.
CDs are available through his live shows and cdbaby. You can also download it through cdbaby and iTunes or join his Partner Program to get all of Jacob’s recordings!
BACK TO WORK
As with all of us, vacations never seem to last long enough and Jacob is no exception. Back less than a week and he is performing once again. Now there are many ways to get back in the work groove and I think Jacob has found a fairly unique one this time around as he is going to perform across the street from his home for the first gig back. Nice! Limited travel and he can eat at home before performing. Jacob will be at the Acoustic Blend Cafe on January 23rd to kick 2016 off. Join him as he continues to play the best of his music for us. Enjoy the music!