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 North Carolina:

Thanks to JB at One World Video for the footage and Stuart at the soundboard for the great audio!

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 the SOCAN Foundation.

After returning home from North Carolina, I felt a little nostalgic for the beauty of the Montreat grounds, so I painted this from an image I gathered on a hike while at the conference.

This reservoir on the Sanctuary Trail provided a welcome moment of tranquility.

15-05-28 Reservoir, Montreat NC

Speaking of tranquility, I’ll be laying low for the next couple of months in order to finish a writing project that I’ve been working on. I’ll pop back out, new songs in tow, at the Harmony Bazaar Festival in Lockeport, Nova Scotia from July 10-12, 2015. Looking forward to it!

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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The Ottawa Grassroots Festival and signs of spring

April 27, 2015

What a brilliant way to cap off a month on the road! The Ottawa Grassroots Festival was blooming and bursting with bright notes and warm audiences. I had a blast in my hometown, opening for Old Man Luedecke on Friday night, playing in a song circle with Connie Kaldor, Old Man Luedecke, and Terry Gillespie […]

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East Coast Music Week in St. John’s

April 12, 2015

I gave myself a week off in the middle of this tour so that I could attend East Coast Music Week for the very first time. What a party they’ve been throwing here in St. John’s, Newfoundland! I’ve met some wonderful people, reconnected with old friends, learned a lot in industry panels, and heard a […]

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Two shows down

March 29, 2015

Hello, Nova Scotia! You are just as snowy as reported. Thanks to the folks in Shelburne and Glen Haven for coming out to the first two shows. Next up – Moncton on Tuesday night at Plan B!

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