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three things…

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

February is coming to a close, and we're through the longest nights of the winter now, and I can feel some good spring things coming! 

In this post I want to tell you about three very different things I'm involved with right now.

The first is that I'm thrilled to be playing with my band this coming Friday March 1st at Hugh's Room, opening up for Andy Maize (of Skydiggers), in a special solo performance. Andy has for many years been a close musical friend and a great supporter of mine, so I am so excited to share the stage with him this week. The show will also feature a set of music by Michael Johnston, who plays keys in Andy's band. For tickets and info click here

The second piece of news is that I'll be calling a squaredance as part of the annual Trinity Bellwoods Ice-In, an awesome winter event that takes place in a small enclave on the western edge of Trinity Bellwoods Park in Toronto. The event is a beautiful celebration of art, music, ice, snow, fire, and community and will feature films projected onto ice, a fire-spinning show, hot drinks, ice art of many kinds, and of course, a squaredance called by me to warm everybody up! More info is here. And it's free! 

And my third piece! My good friend and collaborator Rene LaVice has just released his debut LP on RAM Records. I sing on two songs on the album, including the title track, Insidious. Rene makes drum'n'bass music, and I always enjoy how completely different it feels for me to sing over that kind of music. Listen to Insidious below! 

See you this weekend!

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Much is happening!

Monday, October 8th, 2012

 After a fairly low-key summer, my musical life is coming back into force in many ways! 

My band and I are getting all set to hit the road in celebration of the summer release of our new album No Talker. We’ll be out for the better part of this month, starting in Toronto and working our way east to Halifax! Check all the tour dates right here. We’re super excited to be playing dates with our good friend KIRTY (whose awesome new album is coming out on Oct 17th), as well as our friends Bolivia from New Brunswick. It’s going to be a total time! Look at this beautiful poster by the amazing Nima Lorris….

I’ll also be heading to the Ontario Council of Folk Festivals’ annual conference to play as part of Global Cafe’s showcase on Friday Oct 12th. The OCFF conference is a place where tons of musical friends you’ve made at home and on the road converge for a silly and wonderful weekend of great music and people. Thanks to Global Cafe for having me! 

Another neat thing I’ve got on the horizon is the release of All My Trials, a new song I made with my old friend, drum n bass producer Rene LaVice. This track has been years in the making, so it’s amazing to finally have it come out! RAM Records is putting it out as a single on Oct 22nd, but you can stream it right away on Soundcloud here. I guess you can say it’s a bit of a departure from the stuff I’ve released so far! 

Look at the amazing cover art! Check that hair! Check Rene’s pro face! Photo by Visualbass.

See you soon!

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