After two months away I am so happy to be back in my home here in Toronto. I had an amazing tour with Sean Pinchin and we successfully conquered the February blahs with folk music and cowboy boots.
Back home for a rest, I'm taking it easy on the touring, but you can find me here and there in the GTA as well as every monday night at Not My Dog in Toronto, with a slew of other wonderful local musicians and guests every week!
Check the shows page for details, and come say hello to the Ladies in Waiting, a.k.a. Les Catherinettes on a Monday night!
Happy February, everybody!
We kicked off the coldest month of the year last night with the release of my awesome new video for "How Good You Are." The video was made possible by a grant from Videofact, and directed by the amazing Landon Ramirez, with flatline pictures and The Next Element. Look these guys up - they are doing lots of awesome stuff!!
Now I'm just finishing packing my bags -- nothing like keeping yourself busy to distract from the freezing cold. A foot of snow dropped last night in Toronto and Sean Pinchin and I are heading to North Bay to start our February Freedom Tour. It's gonna be a blast, you should join us!
Check the shows page for a date near your town, and keep yourselves warm and healthy.
In the meantime, check out the video (on the music page!)
Winter is serious this year. At least it is here in Saskatoon, where I've been for the last little while, working with my other love, an environmental organization called WAM (We Are Many).
We've been doing some very cool stuff, and I've had a blast staying in Saskatoon, but I'll be saying goodbye this weekend. For those of you out here in the prairies, you have two chances to come say bye -- I suggest you do both:
Saturday Jan 29th
9:00 p.m. @ Lydia's
with Massey and the Fergusons
Sunday Jan 30th
1:00 p.m. @ The Farmer's Market
Following the 2nd Annual IceCycle!!
It will be sad to say farewell to Saskatoon, but I'm so excited to go back to Toronto and see my friends.
Last summer I was fortunate enough to get a grant from Videofact for a music video, thanks to the help of Flatline Pictures and The Next Element. These guys, under the direction of Landon Ramirez, made me an awesome video for "How Good You Are" from Mayflower. We're going to release this at the Gladstone Hotel as soon as I get home. Please come and celebrate with us! There will be lots of live music and two screenings of the video:
Tuesday Feb 1st
8:00 p.m. at the Gladstone Hotel (Melody Bar)
with James Clark
and Dirt Farmer
That's it for now! Stay tuned in the next few days... Sean Pinchin and I are making our way West from Toronto to B.C. this February to fight the Winter Blues. I'll be posting the details shortly!!
In the mean time, stay warm and see you soon.
Winter is slowly approaching, and cute scarves and mittens are coming out. I have lots of ways for you to keep warm on blistery evenings this month and next!
Every Monday this month I'll be sharing the stage with the loveliest of Toronto ladies at Not My Dog. Cindy Doire, Andrea Ramolo and I are joined every week by amazing women for our Ladies in Waiting Monday nights. Last week we kicked off the series featuring Faye Blais, and we even let some of our favorite men join in on the action (Pat Phillips on the drums, and Colin Cripps on sweet harmonies). Come join us every Monday from 10 p.m. onwards... you never know who's gonna show up, the month will be full of sweet surprises!
Also, after taking a month off to perform with Breathe Feel Love's production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, I'm going to be back at the Moonshine Cafe in Oakville for my Saturday Matinees, for the entire months of November and December. I'll be kicking it off again this Saturday from 4-7 p.m. with Allison Brown. I have some great guests lined up for this series, so please do come help us celebrate Saturday afternoons!!
More more shows check out the Shows tab - I have some fun things happening early this month at the Drake, Buddies in Bad Times theatre, and the Avro.
You can check out my guests here:
The No Slowin' Down Tour was a full double-blast. Cindy Doire and Pat Phillips and I had the time of our life racing across this great country. Thanks to everyone who came out and supported us, and to all our friends who helped out along the way. It never ceases to amaze me, how wonderful people can be.
Now that I'm back in windy Toronto, I'm getting in the spirit of the fall... finding myself drawn towards new notebooks and pencils and markers. But I digress....
This month and next I'll be at the Moonshine Cafe each and every Saturday, from 4:00 -7:00 p.m. This is the perfect way to spend a mellow fall afternoon, with a coffee or a beer, and some lovely music. I'll have a different special guest each week, so come check out the talent, and stay in touch for updates on the fall schedule.
I'm also going to be a part of a fantastic variety show, happening Thursday September 16th at Hugh's Room. Check the poster to see the amazing line-up and for information on buying tickets. This show is going to be great -- not to be missed!
Until next time, enjoy the falling leaves, and please do come on down to the Moonshine for some good Saturday afternoon-times.