Nice to meet you, Napanee

December 7, 2016

What better way to ring in December than with a full day of performances in lovely Napanee, Ontario. They glammed up Dundas Street just for me, I suspect:

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I started the day with performances at Napanee District Secondary School and Southview Public School, thanks to Al Rankin and Live Wire in the Schools. Then I capped off the evening with a show at Ellena‘s, presented by StarStop Concerts. (Somewhere in there, I also enjoyed a relaxing lunch at Ellena’s – delicious sandwiches!)

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photo by Barry Lovegrove

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photo by Clifford Trott

Next up, I’ll be heading into the studio for a few weeks to get cracking on this new album. In the meantime, check out some of the new paintings I’ve added to the gallery.

Never underestimate what a flu can do! That was a rough recovery, truly a lesson in patience. I was glad to be back in good enough health to head down to Connecticut last weekend for the Northeast Regional Folk Alliance conference. I performed in six showcases and met lots of fabulous folk music performers and supporters.

Here’s a photo courtesy of Mira Shapiro, who stayed up with us until 3:30am at the AcousticMusicScene.com “O Canada” showcase. It was fun to have an impromptu band on stage too!

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My next show is coming up on December 1 in Napanee, Ontario at Ellena’s Cafe and it’s presented by StarStop Concerts. It may very well be my last gig before 2017, and I’ll toss in some winter tunes whether we get any snow or not. Tickets are on sale now.

Fall was fun and then the flu caught me

October 31, 2016

I had a great time in Ottawa at the Folk Music Ontario conference. I even got to play a couple of songs with my friend Cheryl Prashker: Then I flew home to share the stage with Murray Foster, Annabelle Chvostek, Chris Patterson, and Barry Canning at the Muse or Monster songwriter showcase in Toronto. What […]

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Two for Toronto

October 4, 2016

Fall swept through Toronto while I was on tour. I returned home pleased to feel a chill in the wind and see gold highlights on green branches. I’ll play one more outdoor show in Barbara Hall Park in Toronto on October 5 at noon, while we still have the warmth of the sun at that […]

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In a New York State of mind

September 15, 2016

I’m well into this northeast US tour and still smiling from last night’s presentation of On Your Radar at the Rockwood Music Hall in NYC. Lovely room, downstairs in Rockwood 3, with Will at the board making us all sound good. It was a sweet night to share with Danny Greenberg and Great Caesar. Check […]

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Shelter Valley Folk Festival

August 27, 2016

If you’re looking for a way to gently wind down your summer, come out to the Shelter Valley Folk Festival in Grafton, Ontario on Labour Day weekend. It’s a labour of love for Northumberland, built by dedicated community members and music lovers. I’ll be playing a workshop on the Saturday afternoon – “Songs of this […]

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