Decades and decadence

January 31, 2020

I kicked off the twenty twenties singing a new song live on WFMT in Chicago, sharing the stage and the airwaves with a room full of musicians and music fans.

New Year’s Eve at WFMT – photo by Rick Beyer

I spent the rest of January hard at work at home and in the studio, writing new songs and getting ready to record my next album. All this time to create has felt decadent, frivolous, selfish even. It was such a rare opportunity to experiment, to fail, to improvise, to collaborate, and to revel in it all. This new project will start to come together over the next few months, but in between I’ll be hitting the road again for some live shows. See you in Florida in February!

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!

Shift

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. Closer to home, it was a delight to open for my friend […]

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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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