Bring on the new year

December 26, 2019

I’ve been writing a lot for the past month. I’m immensely grateful to the Toronto Arts Council for the generous grant that has helped to support my new project.

I’ll be emerging from my creation cocoon to ring in the new year in Chicago at the Midnight Special New Year’s Eve celebration at WFMT’s studio. I’ll be playing songs in the round with John McCutcheon, Crys Matthews, and Greg Greenway. Tickets are available here and include the concert, as well as food, drinks, and a midnight champagne toast! You can also tune in live starting at 9:30pm CST at 98.7 FM in Chicago or online.

More to come in 2020!


November 20, 2019

That last push out on the road was a challenge this time, with lots of ground to cover and time zones to cross. A great big round of gratitude goes out to everyone who received me across the northeast USA and Vancouver Island.

Cameron Lake, Vancouver Island, BC

Closer to home, it was a delight to open for my friend David Francey at the Greenbank Folk Music Society last weekend. David and I met almost twenty years ago and this is the first time that we’ve played a show together!

photo by Rich Burnett

I’m deep into writing and pre-production now, but I’ve got one more Toronto show on November 29 and then a big New Year’s Eve concert in Chicago before the year runs out. Check out the details and some new 2020 dates on the gigs page.

Turning leaves and tour life

October 13, 2019

Creating feels good. I can’t wait to share these new songs with you. I’ve got some exciting projects building in the coming months. But first, some familiar fall drives, first to the hills of Grey Bruce, Ontario then through the Allegheny to the US Mid-Atlantic and Northeast. From there, I’ll fly over the continent to […]

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Feels like fall

September 13, 2019

Things are in full sweater-wearing songwriting swing over here. It’s the best time of the year at the farmers’ market because the peaches are still around but the melons and apples are out too and this abundance of fresh local fruit makes me happy in a way I need to store and recall in the […]

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A late summer’s Midwest dream

August 12, 2019

The last few weeks of summer shows ranged from extreme heat and tornado warnings to hungry mosquitos to camping crowds on hilly terrain. All part of the special setting of outdoor live music! I have loved playing for you, sprawled out in grassy fields, against shield rock, under tents and tarps. Here’s a shot from […]

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One On One Plus One

July 15, 2019

I recently had the opportunity to play this beautiful Laskin guitar on stage at Hugh’s Room Live in Toronto, as a guest at Christine Lavin‘s concert. Before the show, Christine and I caught up backstage and we recorded an episode of her radio show One On One Plus One, which airs on Folk Music Notebook, […]

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