November 12th, 2013
Hello friends! Just wanted to say a quick hello as its been a while. Things have been rather wonderfully busy since releasing 'Dream Catcher' in June, and now I can feel things slowing down a little - in terms of shows - for the winter which basically means its time to get busy booking more shows/tours for the new year! …and have lots of baths and read lots of books. Although I've become fond of the drum kit in our basement lately so there may be no time for books & baths!
Anyways… I toured the East Coast of Canada in September which was just splendid!! That was my second tour in the Maritimes and I loved it just the same. More recently I've taken part in a songwriting project alongside Maria Dunn, Jessica Heine & Bob Jahrig from Edmonton where we've been asked to write 3 songs each inspired by the uber talented Sharon Nolan's portrait photography. We'll be putting on one show as a part of a film festival in Calgary this Saturday November 16th at River Park Church. I already know its going to be a magical evening.
A couple upcoming shows I'm really looking forward to are 'The Arden Theatre' in February with Rose Cousins, Mary Gauthier & Lori McKenna, and a show with Catherine MacLellan in Calgary in January at The Ironwood. Hopefully I'll get to see some of you there!
Oh, and Halloween, how could I forget! This is me a few weeks ago dressed in 1940's attire. Muahh!
September 15th, 2013
Thanks to Penguin Eggs - Canada's Folk/Roots/World Music Magazine - for publishing a lovely article and album review on 'Dream Catcher'. Pick up a copy in a city near you, or online at: http://www.penguineggs.ab.ca
July 5th, 2013
More chart topping for 'Dream Catcher' !!! Thank you CKDU in Halifax for spinning my album all the way to #1!!!! AND 'Dream Catcher' has made it to #5 in all of Canada on theFolk/Roots charts!!
June 24th, 2013
Hey guys! I'm sorry to say that the Calgary CD Release show schedule for this evening at The Ironwood Stage has been cancelled due to the recent flood. I'll be rescheduling the show so stay tuned for the new date!
June 6th, 2013
For those of you in Edmonton, 'Dream Catcher' is now available at 'Permanent Records' and 'Blackbyrd Myoozik'!!! The album will be available to the rest of the world on iTunes and CDBABY Tuesday June 11th!!!
May 30th, 2013
Holy man! 'Dream Catcher' is #1 on the CKUA charts right now!!!
May 29th, 2013
Huge thank you to everyone who came out to the Edmonton CD Release show! It was a beautiful evening with so much love in the room! I just wanted to mention as I've had people asking, 'Dream Catcher' will be available for purchase online June 11th. I'll keep you posted! Until then, here is a photo from the Edmonton launch:
May 23rd, 2013
If you didn't catch the interview I did with Grant Stovel discussing the new record on 'Lunch Box' at CKUA Radio this week, you can listen here!
'Dream Catcher' was #5 on the CKUA charts last week!
May 9th, 2013
Big Thank You to CKUA Radio, and CKUA listeners for all your support! 'Dream Catcher' is in the Hotbox at CKUA Radio!
Edmontonians & Calgarians, don't forget to book your CD Release tickets for the Alberta release shows!
Sunday, May 26th @ The Cosmopolitan Music Society (Edmonton)
Monday, June 24th @ The Ironwood Stage & Grill (Calgary)
-No tickets, by reservation only @ (403)269-5581
April 19th, 2013
TUNE IN TO CKUA RADIO TONIGHT TO HEAR A LIVE PERFORMANCE SNEAK PEAK OF A SONG OFF MY NEW RECORD 'DREAM CATCHER'!!! 6:30PM-6:45PM MST
April 5th, 2013
Hey guys! Well, I picked up the master for the new album yesterday and sent it in the mail to get manufactured today! Bitter sweet emotions for sure. There are so many hours put into making an album and its a labour of love indeed, so to turn the page on this chapter while SUPER exciting, also left me with a tinge of sadness marking the end of a really fun project at Sound Extractor Studios!
The album is called 'Dream Catcher', and is a collection of songs I've written over the last few years in my travels. I'm going to be playing a few CD Release shows around Alberta with some killer musicians within the next few months and would love to see you there! Check out my 'shows' page for details on how to purchase tickets and stay tuned for more dates to come!
March 18th, 2013
Well, I just got back from a ten day tour with my good friend Lesley Pelletier. We played five shows between Alberta and B.C. over ten days and had an awesome time. I think my favourite show was at the Duncan Garage Showrooiday at the Blue Chair Cafe!
Though I bring my laptop with me everywhere I go, its tougher to get into work mode when you're on tour..especially when you're on tour with one of your best friends, and all you want to do it go get pedicures and go out for lunch. So naturally, usually when I get home from extended periods of time away, I feel a little overwhelmed with all the 'to do's'. That's what I'm about to get cracking on as soon as I finish saying hello to you!
The Album! I'm just figuring out and finalizing artwork, and I'm looking at an Edmonton CD release date of Sunday May 26th, so mark you calendars! You can also keep your eyes open for more CD release dates around Alberta in May and June.
Talk to you soon!
February 28th, 2013,
Hey guys! Just wanted to let you know I'll be doing a mini tour through B.C. with one of my best friends Lesley Pelletier...Who is 7 months pregnant!!! I imagine there will be lots of stopping on sides of roads for pee breaks...perhaps more than usual, but I'm super excited to tour together and hopefully we'll get to see some of you at these shows. Please check the shows out on my page, and e-mail me if you have any questions! Here's a link to Lesley's stuff. On this tour we'll each be performing one sets worth of songs.
February 14th, 2013
Lovelies! Happy Valentines Day! And with love from me to you, a love song for you that I filmed while in Nashville this past November with 'Yeah Yeah Creative'. I had such a great time working with Tyler and David and think they did a beautiful job of capturing the essence of this song, and made me feel at ease all the while! You can take a look in the 'VIDEO' section of my website.
In more exciting news, I think I can officially say I've completed the last day of tracking in the studio for the new album! I say 'I think' because I'll be honest, I could revise, revisit and redo from now until eternity. Thankfully deadlines prevent me from doing so, otherwise you'd never hear the album and Stew Kirkwood-engineer/producer- might just be tempted strangle me to death. Having said that, I'm really happy with the way things have turned out and can't wait to share it with you.
Until then, I hope you enjoy the video for 'Pardon My Eyes' from my album 'Dedicated State' and I'll be in touch soon!
January 23rd, 2013
Hey guys! Just wanted to make note of a slight change to one of my show dates, February 7th @ Jeffrey's Cafe & Wine Bar in Edmonton. I was scheduled to perform a solo show, but instead will be performing with 'The Carolines' a new group I've started with two of my girlfriends singing classic country music in 3 part harmony! We normally perform with a full band, but because Jeffrey's is a small intimate venue, we'll be performing just the 3 of us. Maybe we'll see you there?
December 27th, 2012
Happy Holidays everyone! Hope you all get a chance to spend some down time with friends/family and fill your bellies with delicious food! This is me (on the left), my sister, and sister in law snowshoeing east of Edmonton on Christmas day.
See you in the New Year!
November 22nd, 2012
Hi!!!! Well my three week trip to Nashville is coming to an end. Its been swell, as usual. I've played a tonne of writers nights, shows, wrote a handful of new songs- some on my own, some co-writes, made a music video, and made some new friends! I'm also really excited to announce that I'll be working with an indie radio/distributions company out of Minneapolis in the new year as a result of this trip.
Though I've had an awesome time in Tennessee, I can't say I'm not anxious to get back into the studio in Edmonton and finish the record. It was sort of perfect having a break from recording for 3 weeks to be able to take a breather, reflect etc.. but I'm super excited to get back and 'put the icing on the cake' so to speak.
Now today, is American Thanksgiving, and while almost everyone in America is with friends and family feasting on turkey and sweet potatoes, I'm sick as a dog at home alone, blogging on my website! For the past 4 days I've been bound to the confines of this place, reading, sleeping, and watching way too many t.v. series from the 90's on my laptop. Luckily the backyard is lovely, and when I found myself going a little stir crazy indoors, I'd step out and enjoy a nice cup o' tea in the sunshine!
See you soon Edmonton :)
October 30th, 2012
Reporting back after the 'Engadine Sessions: Come To The Mountain Tour'... It was a success! I had a lovely week with Suzie Vinnick, Cara Luft, Kat Danser, Cori Brewster and Karla Anderson playing shows around Alberta to amazing crowds. And just as we were getting to know eachother better as musicians, and solidify our show...the tour was over! Ah well, that's part of the magic of it. Leaving on a high note is always good! If you haven't already, I urge you to check out the album we made this past April/May on iTunes, and if you're in the Canadian Rockies, check out Mount Engadine Lodge, where the album was mostly written, and recorded. Its a beautiful place.
Other than that, I've been busy in the studio @ SoundExtractor Studio in Edmonton recording away! Its really fun to be back in the studio, and I'm SO excited to release this next album!
Until next time friends :)
October 12th, 2012
Welcome to my new website! Thanks to Hostbaby, and a little technical help from my friend Marty Pawlina, I was able to make this myself!
Well, there's lots of exciting stuff coming up and you'll be able to find all the latest updates here! I'm in the studio most of October recording a new album, and performing lots around home in Edmonton in the meantime.
I'm also really excited for our 'lil mountain tour coming up in late October with Suzie Vinnick, Cara Luft, Kat Danser, Cori Brewster, Karla Anderson and myself! All six of us got together in May in the beautiful backcountry of the Kananaskis valley, collaborated musically, wrote, and recorded an album in about 6 days! The result is 'The Engadine Sessions: Come to the Mountain', a 14 song album of songs written and/or performed by us six in May. Please check out the 'shows' page for dates around Alberta. They're filling up quick!
So feel free to browse, and keep in touch! I'll be continuing to add to and improve the site over the next little while, so stay with me!