Kansas City, here I come

February 13, 2018

I’m packing up for my first trip to Kansas City. I leave tomorrow for the Folk Alliance International conference, where I’ll be showcasing and spreading around these little snapshots of Canada. See you on the other side!

January was a quiet month. I’m getting quite good at this winter hibernation thing. It’s all fleece pants and stove top cooking on multiple burners and adequate amounts of sleep. And writing. And connecting. And constructing.

Although I’ll admit I do miss the hurry and fury of the road. I head out on tour again in mid-March. But before that, I’ll be showcasing at the Folk Alliance International conference in Kansas City in February. Maybe I’ll debut a new song or two.

Until we meet again, here’s something you can hold on to for five-and-a-half minutes:

How the stems rose from the ashes

January 1, 2018

Happy new year! If this is a time of rebirth for you, of resetting, of reflecting, of turning over, here’s a song to roll you through: I hope to make more music with such excellent players as these in 2018.

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Slow down

December 13, 2017

It’s been snowing in Toronto for two days and the temperature is dropping. It’s time to slow down those highway speeds, slow down those molecules. I’m writing more and travelling less at this time of year. In the spirit of slowness, here’s a laid-back, solo acoustic version of Love in a Moving Van, recorded live […]

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Fall tour wrap up

November 28, 2017

The fall Forest Fire tour came to an end on Friday night, with an intimate show in a beautiful space. Thanks to Chris White for taking this photo from the back of the room at allsaints Event Space: It was the perfect ending to a hectic tour full of long solo drives and tight flight […]

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Looking forward (and back) to Ottawa

November 8, 2017

Tickets are on sale now for my Ottawa CD release concert at allsaints Event Space. Ottawa Life previewed the show with a feature and in-depth interview in the latest issue. I talk about working at Rasputin’s Folk Cafe, buying my first acoustic guitar at the Ottawa Folklore Centre, skating on the canal, and running around […]

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