"SNEAKS INTO YOUR FEET, HEART, AND SOUL" - No Depression

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THANK YOU NERFA! 

Many thanks to the folks at NERFA (North East Regional Folk Alliance) for an amazing 25th Anniversary Conference in Stamford, Connecticut. Thank you also to the Skyland Songwriters Guild, Trespass Music, The Legendary Godfrey Daniels, Access Film Music, and Acoustic Music Scene's O Canada for the showcase opportunities. Not only was it wonderful performing, but I came away so inspired by the amazing music, workshops, and community building opportunities. See you all next year!

<Performing in the Godfrey Daniels Showcase 
                                  Noel Paul Stookey (from Peter, Paul, and Mary)

 

 

Acoustic Music Scene's O Canada Showcase

Meeting up with friends (Piper and Carson, Madeleine Roger, and Alice Hasen)

In the Godfrey Daniels Room with Benjamin Dakota Rogers >

                                                 With Benjamin Dakota Rogers

 

                                                                                              

NERFA BOUND! 

In a few short weeks I'll be heading down the highway once again, this time bound for Stamford, Connecticut and the annual conference of the Northeast Regional Folk Alliance (NERFA)! Last year was my first NERFA, and it was an absolutely fabulous experience! 

I made so many new friends, and caught up with some I had not seen in years! The opportunity to perform showcases for those in the music industry was an added bonus, not to mention the work obtained as a result.

This year I'll be performing four showcases, many of which run into the wee hours of the morning. So... I'm warming up my fingers, vocal chords, and resolve... doing my yoga, working on stress management and catching up on sleep in anticipation... wish me luck!

FALLING FOR YOU !! 

As surely as we spring into Spring, we must fall into Fall. Time once again to leave the sweet summer festivals behind, don the woolies, prepare for conference showcasing, write, record, and plan for upcoming tours! Ah, the good fortune and soulful chaos that is the folksinger's lot in this age of uncertainty and anxiety. Thank you for keeping me company on this convoluted healing journey. Peace, Love, and Music Always!

Performing in Graham Lindsey's Trad Head Showcase @ Folk Music Ontario, September 2019

With the Recreation Therapy Staff @ Brampton Civic Hospital

after Folk Music Ontario's Artbeat Concert

With Anna and Mark Lowe at the Whitevale Porchfest

 

SUMMERTIME ON THE SUNSHINE COAST 

The only downside of summer is (like all good things) it must end ! However, the memories will remain for a long time to come. It was a summer full of love, life, and music here on B.C.'s beautiful Sunshine Coast, which is blessed with a wealth of not only natural beauty, but a vibrant and progressive arts community.  

From Music in the Landing to the Rogue Arts Festival, to Persephone and the Gumboot, it was my honour and pleasure to perform both solo, and with my amazingly talented partner Anna Green!

As we head into fall, and the road beckons once again, I look forward to a number of concerts and festivals in Ontario, as well as showcasing at Folk Music Ontario's annual conference at the end of September. Many blessings to you all, and thanks for your amazing support. I hope our paths cross and that your hearts and souls are filled with the healing power of love and music!

Special thanks to Anna Green, Verna Chan, Arwen MacDoogooder, Karen Jeevious, Roo Miller-Petit, and Chiara LaQuinta.

@ ROGUE ARTS FESTIVAL, Wilson Creek, BC

@ Persephone Brew House, Gibsons, BC

@ MUSIC IN THE LANDING, Gibsons Landing, BC

SPRING HAS SPRUNG !! 

Hi Folks!  It's great to be back home on B.C.'s beautiful Sunshine Coast after a wonderful 'Spring Into Summer' Tour in Ontario!  Time to charge the creative batteries, write, record, and rest!  

Many thanks to everyone who helped make this tour such an inspiring success, including my intrepid partner Anna Green, my publicist, Michelle Fortier, Jan Hall from Folk Roots Radio, Dale Butler in Leamington, Jim Marino at CFMU Hamilton, Martha Renaud at Windsor Folk, David Moss-Cornett of Mossy Gatherings, Owen Sound, MaryJane McCrae in Thornbury, and Gillian Nicola at the Painted Lady in Toronto. Many thanks to the  wonderful performers I had the chance to share the stage with including Anna Green, Francine Honey, Cyril Robson, Keats Conlon, Moonfruits, Piper and Carson, Gathering Sparks, Jo Wallfisch, Mike Kerr, Same Latitude As Rome, David McEathron, John Prince, and so many others! Sorry if I missed anyone! 

Finally, I would thank all the volunteers, the venue owners and staff, and of course, the audience members who continue to support live music.  Love, peace, and music forever !! 

TREADING WATER ON THE CHARTS 

I love it when all that hard work pays off and the music actually gets out to the people to do its healing work! Thank you Folk DJs everywhere who keep music alive. Makes up for all those long, dark, lonely times singing to your dog. Although he seems to appreciate it.

 

WHERE HAVE ALL THE FLOWERS GONE? 

Well, the Vancouver Island Tour is just a cherished memory now. Anna, Louie, and I had a wonderful time touring the island in our new camper van and playing shows in Courtenay, Nanaimo, Port Alberni, Tofino, Duncan, and Victoria ! 

Upon our return to the Sunshine Coast, I had a chance to play a couple of shows, including a tribute to Pete Seeger, in honour of the 100th anniversary of his birth! I was thrilled to perform one of my very favourite tunes of his- "Where Have All The Flowers Gone?" with a chorus of about 50 voices from the Beachcombers Ukulele Group Singers!

After a few days rest, and some serious paddling lakes in the Pender Harbour area, we are packing our things for an upcoming Ontario tour which kicks off in Windsor on May 17. Looking forward to returning to the city where I was born and raised…and seeing family and friends! Maybe even see some of you there!

VANCOUVER ISLAND TOUR !! 

I am looking forward to my upcoming Vancouver Island Tour from April 17 to 27. As a prelude to the tour, I'll be playing in Roberts Creek, on the Sunshine Coast  of B.C. with Madeleine Roger and Logan McKillop from Winnipeg, along with my partner Anna Green. Anna will also join me for a few of the Vancouver Island shows, which includes dates in Courtney, Nanaimo, Tofino, Port Alberni, Duncan, and Victoria. And, for the first time, we will be touring in the new camper van with our pooch Louie !! Looking forward to the adventure !!

 

THANK YOU FOLK RADIO !! 

Sending out a big thank you to all of the Folk Radio DJs who played "Live in LA" which charted #33 on the FOLKDJ-L playlists for February 2019. Compiled and reviewed by Folk Alliance International and based on 13656 plays from 570 playlists from 132 Folk DJs across the globe.

I am truly honoured and grateful!

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