Rehearsals have begun for a tour to the Charles-Bailey Theatre in Trail, BC and to the ACT Arts Centre in Maple Ridge, BC. I have once again transformed our house into a rehearsal studio with junk instruments everywhere. We leave for Trail, BC this Monday for a Tuesday evening performance. Finding a truck and a minivan with snow tires and chains was one of the hardest parts of putting the tour together, as weather can get quite inclement en route. Instruments have been cleaned up, tuned, and fixed where needed, and my new instrument called The Sinkalimba - a kalimba built from a kitchen sink - was added to the roster. Our cousin from Germany, an excellent cellist, will be joining The Music of Junk for this tour.