Point this vessel north

August 24, 2014

Even a rainy Saturday couldn’t bring down the audience at Summerfolk last weekend. The hearty crowd in Owen Sound was rewarded with a festival-perfect day on Sunday. Here’s a photo from the dynamic “Six Strings and Truth” workshop on Sunday afternoon with Adam Crossman, Olivier Rondeau, and Tim Edey.

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Next week, I make my way to northern Ontario, with shows in Barrie, South River, Richards Landing, and Thessalon. The last time I was up in the Soo area, I got to hike to beautiful Aubrey Falls. I later wrote an instrumental guitar piece inspired by that hike, which can be found on Apartments for Lovers. Here’s a painting of the falls, which I’ll have for sale at the merch table, along with my new album.

14-08-22 Aubrey Falls, Algoma ON

What glorious days they would be. Thank you for an incredible start to the month, Blue Skies Music Festival! Here’s a snapshot from my main stage performance under the stars:


This weekend, I’m at the Summerfolk Music & Crafts Festival at Kelso Beach in Owen Sound. My performance schedule includes:

Saturday, August 16: noon – Under the Willows Wine Bar (solo concert)
Saturday, August 16: 3:00pm: Gazebo Stage (dark songs workshop w/ Jon Brooks, Oh Susanna, and Leela Gilday)
Sunday, August 17: 1:20pm: Homemade Jam Stage (guitar workshop w/ Tim Edey, Adam Crossman, and Olivier Rondeau)

I sold out of paintings so I made a few new ones to bring to Summerfolk. Here’s the festival site, from a photo I took in 2012:

14-08-08 Kelso Beach, Owen Sound ON

If you snap that one up, it can be festival season on your desk or mantle all year long. See you under the big tents!


Nothing but Blue Skies

July 31, 2014

Festival season is in full swing and I’ll be spending the weekend away from electronics at the Blue Skies Music Festival in Clarendon, Ontario. I’ve got a tweener spot on the mainstage and for the brave early risers, I’ll be hosting a guitar workshop on Sunday morning at 9:00am with Kristin Sweetland and Kevin Laliberte. […]

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Apartments for Lovers

July 20, 2014

The CDs are here! You can listen to four of the tracks off the album in the music player at the top right of this page. I’m currently in the process of making the album available at CD Baby, but for now, these discs will be at all my upcoming live shows, including the Blue […]

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Time to redecorate

July 7, 2014

Along with the CD that will soon be ready, I’ll also be redesigning this website to coincide with the release. So stay tuned as I redecorate and move some furniture around here. For now, you can check out the new tracks in the music player. Enjoy the tunes while I spruce up these pages over […]

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Off to print!

July 4, 2014

My new CD, Apartments for Lovers, has been sent to the printer! In just a couple of weeks, I’ll have them ready to go. If you pre-ordered the CD at any of my live shows in the last few months, keep an eye on your mailbox. Otherwise, the first batch of ‘em will be available […]

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