I’ll be playing my first shows in the USA this month! I’m looking forward to meeting music fans in Massachusetts, New York, and New Hampshire. Check out the gigs list to find out where I’ll be, and please spread the word if you know anyone in the northeast:

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While I’m down in New York State, I’ll also be attending the Northeast Regional Folk Alliance (NERFA) conference, where I’ll be showcasing, jamming, learning, networking, and eating the delcious food at the Hudson Valley Resort. Looking forward to this annual family reunion of Folk folks.

I’m hoping to take lots of photos while I’m in the United States so I can start painting more scenes from south of the border. Until then, I’ll keep painting Canada, where there is no end to the stunning landscapes, including this one from the edge of the continent – Cape Spear:

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Conference season

October 15, 2015

The weather’s perfect for biking. The leaves are at their height of crunchiness beneath hiking booted feet. There’s cider on the stove and stew in the oven. But I’ll be putting all that on pause for a few days to dive into the Folk Music Ontario conference in Mississauga.

I’ll be performing in several showcases, engaging in business meetings with the Export Development Program, and indulging in lots of live music.

If you’re at the conference, pick up one of my promo cards – choose your favourite Canadian scene and come out to a showcase!

11:40 PM – midnight: Folk Music Canada (Blue) – Room 347
1:00 AM – 1:30 AM: Bohemian Roots – Room 348

3:00 PM – 3:25 PM: Songs from the Heart Showcase – Plaza B
midnight – 1:00 AM: Babes4Breasts – Room 340
2:30 AM – 3:00 AM: LAMApalooza – Room 360

fmo promo cards all

Leavin’ Alberta

September 27, 2015

I’m heading to the airport soon, flying back home after this Alberta tour. The last time I was in the province, I was riding trains and Greyhound buses. This time, I rented a car and saw more of Alberta than I ever had before. From the badlands to the canyons in dinosaur country, to prairie […]

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Where two lakes meet

September 7, 2015

The start of September brought perfect driving weather all the way along the 17 to where Huron and Superior meet. Another full house in Richards Landing, including many familiar faces from last year. Smoked fish. Wading in the water at Harmony Beach before playing a show in the Soo. Savouring the freshest food on the […]

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Songs from the Heart awards

August 7, 2015

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 […]

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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 […]

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