Upcoming Performances

Date City Venue Country
Tour: European Record Launch with Martti Makkela
October 20th 2018 Mainz Hafeneck Germany
Time: 7:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. w/ Martti Makkela https://maekkelae.bandcamp.com/ Buy Tickets
October 21st 2018 Hessenau, Germany Villagefest/Breakfast Stage Canada
Time: 7:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. with Martti Makkela
October 21st 2018 Feurth, Germany o27 Canada
Time: 8:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Hirschenstr. 39. w/ Martti Makkela
October 23rd 2018 Dresden, Germany Die Rösslstube Canada
Time: 8:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Friedrichstraße 37. w/ Martti Makkela
October 24th 2018 Regensburg, Germany Wunderbar Canada
Time: 8:00pm. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: Keplerstraße 11. Venue phone: +49 941 99228826. w/ Martti Makkela Buy Tickets More information

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Horsefly

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Horsefly

I am at an isolated homestead near Horsefly, BC. I am in a basement apartment, trying hard to sleep after a long drive and an outdoor performance this evening. I don’t believe in ghosts, but the place feels vaguely haunted — haunted by friendly, disinterested spirits — each suffering in their own way, but not malicious. I drove 8 sweltering hours and followed a long, winding gravel road through dense forest to arrive at this picturesque property. The home is situated at the edge of a well-maintained piece of land about two...

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Trapped In The Cabinet

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Trapped In The Cabinet

Hello, I’m on tour. I’ve been playing music and driving a lot. A lot. I’m tired but I will write.  I want to talk about this, but before I do I want to mention the new video for my song Scold’s Bridle. It was created by Peter Michael Wilson. It was fun to make. You can watch it here: Here is how we did it: Edwin and Peter put me inside of a space invaders cabinet and strapped it to the back of Edwin’s pickup truck. Then Edwin drove to a big retail parking lot in Waterdown when all of the stores were closed. We sped around the...

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Have A New Name – LP/CD now available

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Have A New Name – LP/CD now available

  My new album, Have A New Name, has been released today. It is available in Canada on vinyl and CD through COAX records/Outside distribution with a European release to follow in the Autumn. COAX is a wonderful not-for-profit label run by Rae Spoon, and home to quality friends of mine like Bird City (Jenny Mitchell), Corwin Fox, and Geoff Berner. I encourage you to explore the entire COAX catalogue at… http://www.coaxrecords.com/ You can listen to the entire record on your favourite streaming services, including Spotify. I will be...

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Someone Fixed The Game For Me

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Someone Fixed The Game For Me

 Here is a new song. Here: https://waxmannequin.bandcamp.com/releases . It’s not that new, really. I’ve been playing this song at my shows for a couple years, but it feels new because I just put it on the internet. It’s okay for old things to feel new. Especially if they represent a return to the free-wheeling crisis times of youth. Travel, rusty cars, boxes and boxes of coffee stained records. I’ve been ramping up for this without my own knowing. I’ve been extracted from a tube. It’s hard to rectify...

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Daily Deals

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Daily Deals

You wake to a familiar morning chime. It’s the Great Deals chime that every Earnest Citizen awaits. The sound swells in your dreams like peach flavour crystals until your eyes pop wide, bright, and ready for various possibilities. You gaze into the ceiling-mounted Selfscreen and affirm that you are Ready and aware of the possibilities — that you are prepared to ride every opportunity that may present itself today You remind yourself that you are an early riser — and that this gives you an advantage. A flashing message informs you that...

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Caked On and On

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Caked On and On

My summer started with a day trip to pretty St. Catharines, Ontario. I had offered to help my friend and booking agent, Joe, prepare his pool for the season. We spent all day in the sun, scraping caked-on paint off of tiny pool tiles — one stubborn square a grueling time. It was super satisfying, as you’d expect, to peel away every spec of the faded, tacky teal, leaded paint to reveal pristine, sapphire-coloured pool tiles beneath. I had two scraper tools to choose from: one was a small, yellow claw-like wallpaper stripper, one inch...

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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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