As I get ready to leave snowy Calgary, I want to thank the folks at The Nick for welcoming me into their wonderful community. I had a great time opening for Martin Simpson. Thanks to Eric at the club for taking this pre-show photo!


My pals at Citadel House in Lewisporte, NL have posted a video of Not So Silent, recorded at my concert there in October. Check it out:

This weekend, I’m off to upper New York state for the Northeast Regional Folk Alliance conference. If you’re headed that way, I hope you’ll pop by one of my showcases (delegate badge required to attend):

12:15am – 12:40am
Room 1311 – Folk Music Canada showcase

11:45pm – 12:45am
Room 1305 – PMN Song of the Month showcase
Judges chose 10 songwriters who will each perform their selected Song of Struggle and Freedom. I will be playing one song in this showcase.

3:00pm – 4:00pm
Room 1311 – Folk Music Canada songwriters circle
I’ll be sharing this showcase with Sarah Beatty and Irish Mythen.

12:15am – 12:40am
Room 1311 – Folk Music Canada showcase

2:00am – 3:00am
Room 1506 – Kornfeld
“O Canada” song swap

Tonight I board the westbound “Canadian” VIA Rail train out of Toronto. I’ll be playing music for passengers all the way to Saskatoon. From there, it’s a Greyhound bus tour with stops in Saskatoon and Lloydminster, and a final hurrah in Calgary, opening for Martin Simpson at The Nickelodeon Music Club.

Please be kind, November weather!

14-10-23 Rocky Mountains from train, AB



Folk Music Ontario

October 15, 2014

Leaves fall as folksingers are ushered through the doors of the Westin Bristol Place for four days of music, collaboration, networking, learning, and celebrating. It’s the yearly convergence of my community at Folk Music Ontario‘s conference, which takes place in Toronto this year. I’ll be speaking on two panels, running the board elections, participating in […]

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Ringing in October in Newfoundland

October 2, 2014

Seems like September flew by as I drove around eastern Ontario and then hopped a train to Nova Scotia. I was graced with beautiful weather all through that province and took in these blazing fall colours: The Deep Roots Music Festival in Wolfville was a dream come true. It was a honour to share the […]

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Leaves turning, wheels turning

September 18, 2014

The fall colours are starting to sweep through eastern Ontario. I’m in my hometown of Ottawa, getting ready for the big CD release show tomorrow at Raw Sugar. Here’s Arthur McGregor, proprietor of the greatest music store on earth, the Ottawa Folklore Centre, showing off the poster for the show. Thanks to Canada’s longest-running folk […]

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Pass the breath mints

September 6, 2014

I hear that garlic has all kinds of medicinal properties – it’s an excellent source of manganese and vitamin B6, a very good source of vitamin C, and a good source of selenium. I’ll be surrounded by garlic on Sunday when I play the Stratford Garlic Festival at 11:45am. I’m hoping its anti-viral benefits will […]

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