Upcoming Performances

Date City Venue Country
August 7th 2015 http://waxmannequin.com/shows/ Wax Mannequin in Kingston, Ontario Wolfe Island Music Festival Canada
Time: 12:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages.
August 14th 2015 - August 16th 2015 http://waxmannequin.com/shows/ Wax Mannequin in Aylmer, ON Fred Eaglesmith Annual Charity Picnic Canada
Time: 12:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages.
August 21st 2015 - August 23rd 2015 http://waxmannequin.com/shows/ Wax Mannequin in Fort St James, BC Music On The Mountain Festival Canada
Time: 12:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages/Licensed.
September 5th 2015 - September 7th 2015 http://waxmannequin.com/shows/ Wax Mannequin in Durham, ON Come Together Music Festival Canada
Time: 5:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages.

[see all shows]
 

From the Blog


Summer of Festivals

Posted by on 11:42 pm in Blog | Comments Off on Summer of Festivals

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...

read more

Volcanoes

Posted by on 2:49 pm in Blog | Comments Off on Volcanoes

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...

read more

The Singular Songs Tour (Part 1)

Posted by on 12:36 am in Blog | Comments Off on The Singular Songs Tour (Part 1)

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...

read more

Eyes Pried Shut

Posted by on 11:30 pm in Blog | Comments Off on Eyes Pried Shut

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...

read more

Making It Break

Posted by on 2:48 pm in Blog | Comments Off on Making It Break

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...

read more

A Week or So

Posted by on 12:48 pm in Blog | Comments Off on A Week or So

A Week or So

Hello, I have had fine week-or-so. A very fine week-or-so indeed. I spent much of Halloween night with my son, knocking door-to-door in our eerily suburban neighbourhood.  The streets were almost shoulder-to-shoulder with squirming humans — kids, grownups in tow. We are relatively new to the neighbourhood and everywhere else we have lived in town, Halloween has been deadly sparse. Now I realize why; all of the kids come to the ‘burbs — to our street, specifically. There were hundreds of clamouring ones — little and large....

read more

Yukon Gold

Posted by on 2:53 pm in Blog | Comments Off on Yukon Gold

Yukon Gold

Not long ago I came home from an astounding 10 day adventure in the Yukon. I was there musiculating with some of my favorite folks. Mathias Kom (The Burning Hell) originally suggested I make the trip and I’m glad that I did. He, you see, has a hand in Headless Owl — a newish record label based out of Whitehorse. The folks at HO and Halifax-based You’ve Changed thought it would be a good idea to invite a whole bunch of their favourite musicians up for ten days to collaborate, to record an album and to perform songs in...

read more

Home Town Metal Heart

Posted by on 3:59 pm in Blog | Comments Off on Home Town Metal Heart

Home Town Metal Heart

Hello, Recently I went on an errand to pick up some large pieces of metal from my home town. While I travel a lot, I only pass through Caledonia once a year at most. Sometimes I feel pangs of guilt about how infrequently I visit; other times I feel strangely smug at having escaped, which is ridiculous, since I only live 15 minutes away and often fantasize about one-day buying back my childhood home. In my youth I had a reoccurring dream in which I would return as an adult to find the buildings taller, brighter and eerily unpopulated. Different...

read more

Hey… You. Get into my car.

Posted by on 10:38 pm in Blog | Comments Off on Hey… You. Get into my car.

Hello there, I bought a car somewhat unexpectedly! It’s a medium-old, shiny black wonderbeast — lightly used, but new to me. It was a bit of an unexpected move on my part. I felt quite liberated and clever riding the bus and mooching rides from place to place for the past couple of years… but then Heather and I moved far from town. And then someone made me an offer I couldn’t refuse. So I’ve quickly grown quite reliant on my shiny wastemobile. Already I feel its tendrils encircling my limbs –sinking into me....

read more

Angry Trains

Posted by on 11:08 pm in Blog | Comments Off on Angry Trains

My son has a wooden train set. It’s a mishmash of those generic, nondescript wooden trains and track pieces that you get from department stores, and the fancy Thomas the Tank Engine pieces bought second-hand. Recently Heather got him a special table with trees, lakes and mountains painted on it where he can set up his tracks and play with them. He loves the table and he loves his trains, in theory. The Thomas cars fit nicely on the generic tracks, and connect perfectly to the plain wooden train cars with their shiny little magnets. The...

read more