Rest, writing, and residency

December 10, 2018

It’s been busier than expected around the homestead since I wrapped up 2018’s tour schedule. There were a few pop-up holiday gigs, lots of painting commissions, and a beautiful afternoon singing on Leela Gilday‘s gorgeous new studio album.

But I’ve also been hard at work writing new songs and renewing my mind and body so I’ll be ready to play them for you in 2019.

I also just got word that I’ve been accepted into the Banff Centre‘s Singer-Songwriter Residency in March 2019. I’m excited for the retreat and the opportunity to learn from some of the best songwriters in North America.

Thanks for sticking with me in these quieter, more reflective stretches. Wishing you lots of light in these shortened days.

I’ll be tying off 2018 with four dates on the East coast of Canada, singing my way on the rails there and back. The Ocean was the first train route I performed on seven years ago, and I’m looking forward to the trip one more time before I take the rest of 2018 off to recharge and write.

I’ve got three house concerts in Nova Scotia – Boutiliers Point, Hunts Point, and Wolfville, followed by my first ever performance on Prince Edward Island, at Baba’s in Charlottetown.

Hope to see you by the waves.

Capping off conference season

November 7, 2018

After a weekend in Jersey, surrounded by brilliant fall colours and wonderful enthusiastic audiences, I’m headed back to the USA for the last music conference of the year, the Northeast Regional Folk Alliance conference. I’ll be showcasing and sharing a little slice of Canada from my travels:

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Singing in the background

October 24, 2018

I love singing harmony vocals – the invitation into another world, the chance to make someone else’s music, the blend instead of the spotlight. I had the sweet opportunity to be part of KASHKA‘s latest EP, Relax: Union Sound Sessions, adding vocals to this live-off-the-floor version of Holding Steady:   I also had a blast […]

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Folk Music Ontario conference mode

September 27, 2018

I’m diving inside a Toronto Airport hotel for the next four days for the Folk Music Ontario conference! Showcasing on Friday and Saturday night:

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Supernatural British Columbia

September 21, 2018

How lucky am I to spend time on the west coast, not once, not twice, but THREE times this year! The weather was perfect in British Columbia as I toured and hiked my way from Vancouver to the interior and back. I’ll admit the outdoor gig in Olympia, Washington was a bit chilly! But the […]

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