A Mountain Retreat

March 3, 2019

For as long as I can remember, in my life as an artist, I’ve heard about this magical place in the mountains of Alberta called the Banff Centre. It sounded like a utopia of creativity and collaboration and peace and inspiration. A place I could only dream about.

Three years ago, while on tour in Alberta, I took a detour to explore the beautiful town of Banff, including a brief moment on the grounds of the Banff Centre, just to see what it looked like.

This month, I’ll be spending three weeks at the Banff Centre’s Singer-Songwriter Residency, writing, sharing, playing, and learning from some of the best singer-songwriters in the world. I can’t wait to see what will happen.

Driving down to upstate

February 19, 2019

Freezing rain, gale force winds, and snow storms – my British Columbia tour had it all. I’d never seen Vancouver’s firs and cedars covered in white.

Pacific Spirit Park, Vancouver, BC

I managed to move through the necessary international airports, with only some delays, slipping in and out right between the worst of the weather.

After five days in a hotel in Montreal, doing the Business of Folk Music at the Folk Alliance International conference, I’m preparing for two shows coming up in upstate New York, in Akron and Binghamton. I’ve got a couple of new songs to share and a determination to tug at the mid-winter darkness.

Snow storms and surprises

January 27, 2019

Touring in January can be a gamble. That’s why it was especially heartwarming to see so many full rooms on my recent dates in the Northeast USA. It was a real treat to sing some harmonies with Jesse Terry at the first show of 2019 in Teaneck, NJ at Ethical Brew. My show in Bethesda, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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