Hope Lives

March 20, 2020

Things have changed a lot.

I returned home early from my US tour in March. My tour dates until the end of April are all cancelled. May and June are still up in the air. We are all adjusting to these unsettling times amid the COVID-19 outbreak.

I have been in self-isolation since I returned from my tour, as per the instructions from Public Health regarding travel outside of Canada. I am home, I am safe, and I am healthy. And for that I am immensely grateful.

I was supposed to be in the studio this week and had some important sessions scheduled for my new album. I’m not sure when they will happen. I’m not sure what this means for the timing of my release, or my work as a touring artist. Right now, all we can do is wait.

Today – Friday, March 20 – Bandcamp is giving 100% of sales on their website to artists, instead of taking their usual cut. You can check out my most recent album on Bandcamp.

Since it might be longer than I thought before I can share all this new music with you, here’s a sneak peek. From my living room, in self-isolation, Hope Lives:

In and out

February 27, 2020

Somewhere between all the songwriting and studio sessions, I found myself in the sunshine state for a week, culminating in a performance at the South Florida Folk Festival. It’s a bit delicious to walk barefoot through sand and surf in early February.

Although I could never give up the immeasurable beauty of the moon reflecting off freshly-fallen snow all night long. That glow has kept me company as I’ve laid awake, thinking about upcoming tours and recording logistics and funding and marketing plans and all the waking dreams of creating new art. I’ve got more new songs to share and I’ll be bringing them on the road in March to New York, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island. Hope to see you along the way.

Decades and decadence

January 31, 2020

I kicked off the twenty twenties singing a new song live on WFMT in Chicago, sharing the stage and the airwaves with a room full of musicians and music fans. I spent the rest of January hard at work at home and in the studio, writing new songs and getting ready to record my next […]

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Bring on the new year

December 26, 2019

I’ve been writing a lot for the past month. I’m immensely grateful to the Toronto Arts Council for the generous grant that has helped to support my new project. I’ll be emerging from my creation cocoon to ring in the new year in Chicago at the Midnight Special New Year’s Eve celebration at WFMT’s studio. […]

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November 20, 2019

That last push out on the road was a challenge this time, with lots of ground to cover and time zones to cross. A great big round of gratitude goes out to everyone who received me across the northeast USA and Vancouver Island. Closer to home, it was a delight to open for my friend […]

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Turning leaves and tour life

October 13, 2019

Creating feels good. I can’t wait to share these new songs with you. I’ve got some exciting projects building in the coming months. But first, some familiar fall drives, first to the hills of Grey Bruce, Ontario then through the Allegheny to the US Mid-Atlantic and Northeast. From there, I’ll fly over the continent to […]

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