Fa la la la last show of 2014

December 13, 2014

December is a tough month for touring unless you’ve got a Christmas album to promote, so I’m delighted that a fine group of folks came out to my Owen Sound CD release at the River Cafe. It was the perfect way to cap off a few months of crossing the country with my new album and I feel ready to take a little time off and get some writing done.

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There are some shows sprinkled throughout the winter and you can keep track of them on the gigs page. If I’ve missed your town on my travels, drop me a line and let’s see if we can work out a show in 2015.

Otherwise, I’ll be putting on a pot of tea and putting pen to paper. All the best for the holidays!

The season of CD release shows

November 25, 2014

Thanks to everyone who came out to the Gerrard Art Space on Saturday for the homecoming release of Apartments for Lovers!

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Sarah Beatty wowed the crowd with a show-stealing opening set and Amy Campbell brought her harmonica and accordion for a few collaborations. I had ten paintings on display, representing my travels from west to east across Canada in the past year or so.

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I’ve got one more CD release show in Owen Sound on December 10 before I scale back the touring a bit for the winter. I hope to spend the next few months focused on writing and am very grateful for the Toronto Arts Council grant I just received to help with that project. Follow the process by joining my mailing list for updates.

It’s true what they say about that Albertan hospitality

November 10, 2014

As I get ready to leave snowy Calgary, I want to thank the folks at The Nick for welcoming me into their wonderful community. I had a great time opening for Martin Simpson. Thanks to Eric at the club for taking this pre-show photo! My pals at Citadel House in Lewisporte, NL have posted a […]

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Clackety-clack, from Toronto to Saskatchewan, to Alberta, and back

October 28, 2014

Tonight I board the westbound “Canadian” VIA Rail train out of Toronto. I’ll be playing music for passengers all the way to Saskatoon. From there, it’s a Greyhound bus tour with stops in Saskatoon and Lloydminster, and a final hurrah in Calgary, opening for Martin Simpson at The Nickelodeon Music Club. Please be kind, November […]

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Folk Music Ontario

October 15, 2014

Leaves fall as folksingers are ushered through the doors of the Westin Bristol Place for four days of music, collaboration, networking, learning, and celebrating. It’s the yearly convergence of my community at Folk Music Ontario‘s conference, which takes place in Toronto this year. I’ll be speaking on two panels, running the board elections, participating in […]

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Ringing in October in Newfoundland

October 2, 2014

Seems like September flew by as I drove around eastern Ontario and then hopped a train to Nova Scotia. I was graced with beautiful weather all through that province and took in these blazing fall colours: The Deep Roots Music Festival in Wolfville was a dream come true. It was a honour to share the […]

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