In the details

July 19, 2016


On the road, landscapes rush by as washes of colour, or quick snapshots that I grab and then run from just as quickly. It’s been nice to stay still for a bit. I can take in more of the details.

I’m getting ready for my next recording project and I love the chance to just go slow with these songs that I’ve been shuttling around from town to town. I’m getting to know them better. I can really focus on a melody. I can remember why I chose those words.

I’ve been painting, too – just learned how to use the fan brush, how to tap the corner, how to bounce it back and forth.

I’m rediscovering the utensils in my kitchen, the colours at the farmers’ market, the comfort of a bowl of oatmeal.

Of course, there’s still a lot of booking going on, tours coming together in the USA and Canada in fall, winter, spring, summer. Wherever you’d like me to be. If you’d like to help present a show, send me a note! In the meantime, I’ll try to make something new and pretty for you to listen to.

Happy official days of summer! I’m spending mine mostly in my home province of Ontario, with a few cool, breezy gigs, and a lot of new album planning.

If you’ve been curious about how I’ve been doing on tour in the USA, check out these great videos captured by Wayne Ebinger at the Isis Music Hall in Asheville, NC in May.

Like this brand new love song:

Turn back time

June 1, 2016

As I’m looking ahead to my northeast US tour this month, you can look back at some pre-recorded radio and video broadcasts that are now online. In October, Jan Hall from Folk Roots Radio caught me in between mad dashes through the Folk Music Ontario conference in Toronto. The interview and live performances can now […]

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Hello from North Carolina

May 20, 2016

I’ve been touring for three weeks through the southeast USA, capping it off last night in Davidson, North Carolina. I travelled through Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee to get here, ate biscuits, Jeni’s ice cream, and barbeque, hiked mountains and parks, and played all kinds of stages and living rooms. Thanks to the kind folks who […]

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See you soon, Southeast USA!

April 27, 2016

My southeast USA tour starts on May 2 in Bowling Green, Kentucky, then winds its way through Tennessee, and a fair stretch of North Carolina, ending in picturesque Montreat at the Southeast Regional Folk Alliance conference. If you know anyone in that part of the USA, spread the word! I’m playing cool listening rooms and […]

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Home is where the paintbox is

April 11, 2016

April snowstorms and time off the road bring out the canvases and paint. The panorama photo I put up in the last post is now a 8″ x 24″ painting! I’m working on lots of new mini-paintings too, in preparation for the next tour, which starts in May in the southeast United States. Check out […]

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