Mid-Atlantic Song Contest

January 8, 2019

I’m delighted to announce that my song Not So Silent was selected for the Silver Award in the “Folk Acoustic” category of the Mid-Atlantic Song Contest, presented by the Songwriters’ Association of Washington. And I’m even more delighted that I get to play the song live at the gala awards event in Washington, DC on January 20th, the day after the Women’s March!

This performance will mark the last date of a string of shows in the northeast USA this month. Check them out on the gigs page and see you out there with winter tires on!

Holiday cheer

December 21, 2018

As the darkest day approaches, I’ll try to add some light to the Winter Solstice with seasonal tunes played live on the radio! Tune in to AMI’s Kelly & Company between 2:00pm – 4:00pm on December 21 and you might catch me playing a few songs and instrumentals between segments on their festive kitchen party show.

For the open-minded fan of seasonal songs, check out my “Twisted Christmas/Sad Winter” playlist on YouTube, where I cover some unconventional favourites, dating back to 2010. This year’s addition to the series is coming soon – subscribe if you want to be the first to hear it.

January is coming soon, which means I’ll be hitting the snowy roads of northeast USA in a few weeks. Check out the gigs page for all the details and please have Santa send me a rental car with snow tires!

Best wishes for a merry holiday and a happy new year.

Rest, writing, and residency

December 10, 2018

It’s been busier than expected around the homestead since I wrapped up 2018’s tour schedule. There were a few pop-up holiday gigs, lots of painting commissions, and a beautiful afternoon singing on Leela Gilday‘s gorgeous new studio album. But I’ve also been hard at work writing new songs and renewing my mind and body so […]

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Edge of the ocean, end of the year

November 14, 2018

I’ll be tying off 2018 with four dates on the East coast of Canada, singing my way on the rails there and back. The Ocean was the first train route I performed on seven years ago, and I’m looking forward to the trip one more time before I take the rest of 2018 off to […]

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Capping off conference season

November 7, 2018

After a weekend in Jersey, surrounded by brilliant fall colours and wonderful enthusiastic audiences, I’m headed back to the USA for the last music conference of the year, the Northeast Regional Folk Alliance conference. I’ll be showcasing and sharing a little slice of Canada from my travels:

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Singing in the background

October 24, 2018

I love singing harmony vocals – the invitation into another world, the chance to make someone else’s music, the blend instead of the spotlight. I had the sweet opportunity to be part of KASHKA‘s latest EP, Relax: Union Sound Sessions, adding vocals to this live-off-the-floor version of Holding Steady:   I also had a blast […]

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