Bike month

May 23, 2018

May is Bike Month where I live and I’ve been enjoying the precious weather sliver between “sweating under too many winter layers” and “sweating under the hot Toronto summer sun”. It’s perfect biking weather – and I’m home for a couple of weeks to enjoy it!

If, like me, you’ve been riding through the winter and your bike is a bit banged up, or if you just took it out of hibernation for the season and it’s rusty and rattled, don’t underestimate the transformative power of a good bike mechanic! Just don’t forget to share some love with them. Maybe sing them this song:

My Baby Can Fix a Bike is the bonus download from my most recent album Forest Fire. If you bought a CD copy, the download link is on the inside cover. The single track can also be purchased here.

Biscuits, hush puppies and strawberries in May. I’m heading down to North Carolina for the first time in two years. Looking forward to playing in Asheville, Wilmington, and Greensboro. May I be reminded of the roll of the mountains, the sound of waterfalls, the sight of the colour green.

Let’s meet in the BBQ queue. Summer’s in the rearview.

What a trip!

April 17, 2018

Spring touring in Canada meant snowstorms in Wells, BC, in Saint John, NB, in Dartmouth, NS, and now as I catch up at home in Toronto. It was a whirlwind five week trip that began in Florida, followed by tours in British Columbia and the east coast, with a cross-country train ride in the middle. […]

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South, West, East

March 9, 2018

Touring in Florida in March has been one of the smarter routing decisions that I’ve made in my music career, and I’m looking forward to returning to the southern state this month. I’ve got a week of shows in Florida before flying out to British Columbia and then taking the train across Canada all the […]

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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!

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The calm before the (snow)storm

February 1, 2018

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 […]

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