Well it’s been quite the Spring! I have been working hard for the last few months on my record, and I’m happy to say it’s finished. And with that comes a brand new website, new photos etc! In the meantime, enjoy this video I just pulled out from the archives of my band and I during our last tour playing one of our favourites from my first EP, called ‘West I Am.’
Happy holidays everyone!! Thank you thank you for all the support and love this year, all my shows were a real blast. I’m happy to announce I’m heading into the studio in January to record my first full length (gulp!) album. Can’t wait to share it with you. This year is going to be a good one (for me and for you!!) Take care XOXO
I’m excited to be the curator for the Vancouver version of The Acoustic Guitar Project. I’ll be hosting this Songwriter’s Circle on Wed Sept 10 w/ partial proceeds going to Music Heals. Tickets available here: http://northerntickets.com/events/the-acoustic-guitar-project/
Really excited to get to Toronto!
My CMW Showcase is Tuesday May 6 - I’ll be at The Tranzac Wednesday May 7 and playing a house concert Saturday May 10!
(just in time for Spring!)
Apr 5 - Streaming Cafe - Kelowna
Apr 10 - The Railway Club - Vancouver
Apr 22 - The Biltmore Cabaret - Songs of Neil Young - Vancouver
May 6 - The Cameron House - CMW - Toronto
I’m excited to be heading down to Kansas City, Missouri next week to showcase at The International Folk Alliance Conference. It’ll be four days of music, inspiration, and learning. A couple things I’m looking forward to are a climate change address by Al Gore and a keynote speech from Graham Nash of CSNY, alongside listening to the hundreds of other artists that will be down there showcasing. Wish me luck!
Happy New Year everyone!! January is shaping up to be a fun month so far!
I’m just writing my speech for the UBC Student Leadership Conference (where I went to University) which I was asked to present at this year. I’ll be encouraging students to chase their dreams which is fun, and a new challenge for me…public speaking is a different beast than performing so wish me luck!
After this weekend’s show opening for Terrance Jack (who also grew up in my home town of White Rock!) I’ll be playing at the Songs of Bob Dylan night at The Biltmore on January 22nd. It’s going to be fun to pick a few of my favourites to perform!
Best wishes for the New Year. Exciting times ahead!
Happy December everyone!! I’m heading out of town for the next couple weeks to write some new songs, with only books, a guitar, and the December birds chirping to keep me company. See you on the flip side, when I’m perhaps a little crazier, but have some new songs to share! In the meantime, I hope you are getting into the holiday spirit. Enjoy my version of ‘The First Noel’ I filmed with a lovely blog called Fresh Independence HERE.
Take care and send me good songwriting vibes!
I’m happy to share with you a brand NEW song today…it’s quite different then what you might be expecting!! ‘Chasing Shadows’ is a song that Victoria band Towers and Trees and I wrote and recorded together in 2 all night sessions this summer at PEAK Performance Project Bootcamp. We chose to write an upbeat pop song, an excellent challenge for two folk groups! Thanks to Winston Hauschild and Dwayne Morgan for recording with us and thanks to the T&T boys for being such great guys to work with!!
Enjoy! Free download here:
Last video from the Songwriter’s Circle for Music Heals. It features Head of the Herd playing an acoustic version of ‘Knock Me Down’ featuring yours truly on guest vocals. Enjoy!
Ryan Guldemond from Mother Mother singing a ‘song never sung into a mic before’ at the Songwriter’s Circle for Music Heals last week. SO GOOD!!
New video is out! A cover of the classic Canadian band The Tragically Hip. Performed with my friends in Head of the Herd. Make sure to get your vote in for me in this year’s Peak Performance Project too! http://peakperformanceproject.com/vote/
Second video from the Songwriter’s Circle featuring Dominique Fricot!
The Songwriter’s Circle for Music Heals helped raise over $2000 for MusicHeals. WOW! Check out the amazing Hilary Grist leading the crowd along in an audience participation tune!
Very happy to be included in the Everyday Music Project. I chose to sing ‘One Eyed Jack’ a story I wrote about a sailor, that has haunted me ever since I put pen to page. We filmed it last weekend before my show at The Rogue Folk Club in Vancouver.
“EveryDayMusic is about how important music is in our daily lives and I’m finding songs about everyday livin’, places, people, things that move us and give us hope (inspiration). Those songs that sum up an artists’ perspective on life. "
I’m currently organizing an ipod drive for Music Heals, a foundation that promotes music therapy in BC. If you have an old ipod/mp3 collecting dust at home you can donate it to be used by music therapists in hospitals, youth centres, palliative care etc. Pretty neat way to make a difference!
Donation boxes (as seen in my lovely promo photo) can be found at the following amazing businesses:
Long & McQuade Musical Instruments across BC
The Biltmore Cabaret
Nimbus School of Recording Arts
Open Door Yoga
Let me know if you have any questions about this initiative running until next Tuesday!!