The results of the Folk Music Ontario Songs from the Heart songwriting competition were announced yesterday and two of my songs received awards!

Devil’s Rolling Pin was the winner in the “Humourous” category

and Not So Silent was the winner in the “Political” category

I’m so grateful for this recognition and want to give special thanks to the Toronto Arts Council for helping to support the writing of these songs.

Looking forward to performing them live at the Songs from the Heart showcase at the 2015 Folk Music Ontario conference in October.

Union Summer

July 30, 2015

I’ve been rolling in and out of Toronto’s Union Station quite a lot in the past few years. In that time, the station has been under construction, gradually reshaping the busy central transportation hub.

A lot has changed at Union Station. This summer, there’s a vibrant market out front with an intriguing inventory of tasty treats.

On Monday, August 3 from noon – 1:00pm I’ll be playing a free outdoor show out on the plaza in front of Union Station to celebrate the revitalization, the market, the summer. The Union Summer series is presented by Osmington and Folk Music Ontario. Come out and have some fun in the city centre!

I’m thinking of starting my own “Train Station Set” bingo card – I’ll finally be able to add Toronto to the list that currently includes Vancouver, Jasper, Winnipeg, Montreal, and Halifax.

Lovely Lockeport

July 14, 2015

I’m currently in Nova Scotia, stuffed with freshly-caught seafood and freshly-picked strawberries. This past weekend, I had the pleasure of performing at the Harmony Bazaar Festival of Women & Song in Lockeport. Highlights include: An inspiring songwriting workshop with Melissa Ferrick, an intimate acoustic set of songs and stories at the local library, and a […]

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New live videos

June 18, 2015

As I continue to write steadily into the summer solstice, here are few new live videos for you to check out in the meantime. This is my three-song official showcase set from the Southeast Regional Folk Alliance conference in May. Click “play” and it will feel just like you were there in the mountains of […]

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The return to writing

May 31, 2015

Everything about the Southeast Regional Folk Alliance was a treat – from the kind hospitality, to the friendly delegates, to the professional sound on stage for my official showcase on Saturday night, and all the scenery in between. Thanks to the funders who helped me get there: the Canada Council for the Arts, FACTOR, and […]

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Porches and rocking chairs

May 16, 2015

I’m down south in North Carolina at the Southeast Regional Folk Alliance (SERFA) conference in Montreat. Up here in the mountains, everything is bursting with green. I’m loving this close-knit, community-minded, talent-packed, spirited, and inspiring conference! I’ve already packed lots of learning, hiking, and music-making into the last three days and the best is yet […]

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