Upcoming Performances

Date City Venue Country
December 17th 2016 Peterborough, Ontario The Spill Canada
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $10. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 414 George st. Venue phone: (705) 748-6167. supporting Lindy Vopnfjord (Album Release) w/ Andrew McLean More information
January 14th 2017 Ottawa, Ontario Algonquin College Canada
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: $10. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 1385 Woodroffe Ave. supporting Lindy Vopnfjord (Album Release) w/ Malak More information
January 20th 2017 Sarnia, Ontario Paddy Flahertys Canada
Time: 10:00pm. Admission: Free. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 130 Seaway Rd. Venue phone: (519) 336-1999. supporting Lindy Vopnfjord (Album Release) More information
January 21st 2017 Owen Sound, Ontario The Heartwood Canada
Time: 8:30pm. Admission: $20. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 939 2nd Ave E. Venue phone: (519) 470-2500. supporting Lindy Vopnfjord (Album Release) Buy Tickets More information

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Race Among Ruins

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Race Among Ruins

It’s the last night of this winding tour. I have finished all of the music and I am sitting in a dim-lit bar in Sudbury as the remaining guests slowly filter out. It is done. I am exhausted and nearly busted open with visceral memories of faces, places and heartfelt conversations. I reconnected with more friends than I knew I had. I entangled with many astounding and complex personalities. There are intensely talented people in this country and I have the privilege of knowing more than a few. It’s always humbling to see the many ways in...

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Broken City

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Broken City

Let me provide a brief tour update for you. I just finished eating a delicious, greeezy breakfast here at Broken City in Calgary and am now enjoying the jazzy dub style songs they are pumping. Through the mirror behind the bar I see 11th ave. It’s slick with rain reminding me I’ve nowhere better to be. We had a lot of fun last night. New palls Shiv Shanks (Red Dear) and The Voyageur Music (Van) opened the show with personal excellence and top musicality. Tears and sparkles, balloons and finetimes carried us all through the evening...

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The Mustache Wax

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The Mustache Wax

Neat news. I’m zooming westward in August. Some good time has passed since I’ve done the long trans-Canada thing — two summers I think. I had the fortune of shooting out to several festivals during the warm season last year, but a full road tour is a different beast entirely. With only one month until I leave, I find myself paralyzed at times by anticipation or anxiety or both. The excitement and nostalgia of tours past are tempered by the sense that there are nearly an infinite number of small details needing my attention before I...

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New Year

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New Year

Those bleak days at year’s end — they are composed of cloying, grinding hours, the crinklefoil, stale berry and fish bits. The year on its deathbed is attended by disinterested loved ones, making idle conversation until stopping mid-sentence. Mid-breath. It takes the all-encompassing, saccharine pageantry of Xmastime to shatter the Western World year after year. In the aftermath, most folks pick up what pieces they can, unaware of what was lost or what has changed. Most have no trouble pressing noses back to grindstones and carrying on...

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Trucks and The Way They Run!

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Trucks and The Way They Run!

A blue and red truck dug its way out of an underground passage. So many people had forgotten about trucks that when they threw stones at the truck they didn’t know that the stones wouldn’t even leave a dent. Then, when the moon blinked its crappy, half-seeing eye, the people were distracted. “What is this up above… Watching us… Judging and maybe even affecting our decisions?” That’s when the truck started up its monster engine. That’s when the truck ran right over the people and crushed them into a black and...

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Summer of Festivals

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Summer of Festivals

The summer is great. It is a summer of festivals. I want to tell you something about my summer of festivals! Every road-weary music person craves a day when he or she can throw it all down on a Summer of Festivals. There has always been a glimmer; the glimmer is some future day when one needn’t drive through the wastes to find Every Nice Night. The glimmer is a hope for a Summer of Festivals — a season of sun when one is flown from party to party, to play music and to celebrate without passing the distance between. Well that season is...

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Volcanoes

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Volcanoes

My son was given a book about volcanoes and we have been reading a bit of it each night. Now we both like volcanoes a lot. They are powerful and unpredictable. They are usually sleeping.  Mount Tambora in Indonesia is set to go any time, destroying everything. Japan’s Mount Fujiyama has a perfect conical shape with Gods that live at its top, peacefully… for now. Volcanoes make me question priorities. They are big, powerful and they seem very meaningful, but they are dead. They are part of a geological process. It seems weird that we...

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The Singular Songs Tour (Part 1)

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The Singular Songs Tour (Part 1)

Yes, I am leaving for the west in mid July. I’m excited and nervous. Though in recent weeks and months I’ve been westward for a few festivals, it’s hard to believe that two years have passed since my last scrappy, sofa-hopping, red-eye road tour that way. As you must know, for some time I have been working like a hungry tiger on my new record. When I started considering this summer’s travel nearly a year ago, I had in mind that the new vinyl would surely be in tow — that this tour would represent the illustrious launch of my...

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Eyes Pried Shut

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Eyes Pried Shut

Recently I became intimately re-acquainted with the often overlooked town of Ymir, British Columbia. My friends Shawn and Carla Stephenson organize the remarkable Tiny Lights Music Festival there and have done so for the past three years. They have asked me to perform before, but logistical weirdness has hitherto prevented me from committing. I’m glad that this one clicked because I had a Very Fine Time at what is quickly growing into one of the weirdest and greatest small festivals in the country. I flew into Penticton on the Thursday and...

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Making It Break

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Making It Break

I realized that I should probably be making a real stink about something. You see, soon I’m taking a trip east to tour the maritimes with my friends Construction and Destruction. I spent time with Colleen and Dave when I was in Whitehorse, recording that collaborative supergroup album for Headless Owl. I played a circuit-bent casio keyboard on their tune; they played chains, trash cans and singalings on mine. They are two of the most thoughtful and crafty people I have had the pleasure of merrymaking with. C&D tried things in the...

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