home again

well, if you haven't heard from me in a while, it's because i've been away in halifax at grad school. i'll be back home mid december, and playing a number of gigs through the month. i'll also be working on a third cover album with my dad, because that project just brings both of us so much happiness. so yeah, keep an eye on the sidebar, looks like there will be gigs by just about all my bands this december: tamarack, static in action, billie yvette avenue, and solo shows.

enjoy a little static in action christmas cheer for now!

Posted: 2017-12-01 16:28:56 UTC by ap


since tamarack have a few gigs coming up this summer, we went ahead and made ourselves a facebook page and bandcamp page to host our recording of dream song. so check it out below, and keep an eye on the events bar at the right of this page for upcoming gigs!

Posted: 2017-06-30 15:28:22 UTC by ap

blue and gold

here's the new cd that dad and i made. i think it came out pretty nice!

Posted: 2017-05-04 12:28:43 UTC by ap

winter / spring blues

well it's supposed to be spring, but it is still snowing. i just finished a 3-show weekend, two of which were fundraisers for wonderful causes, and i realized i haven't updated anything in a while on here.

that's because i've been working on some stuff, namely: static in action are in the lab writing new songs, and me and my dad are recording a second album of bluegrass and old timey tunes (see below for a link to our last one).

so this is a note to let you know i'm still alive and doing things, and maybe i'll leave you with a youtube video for good measure. i'm still keeping the event bar up to date so check back to see what is on the go at any given time.

Posted: 2017-04-02 13:39:29 UTC by ap

battle of the SADS

Has the weather gotten you down? Feeling stressed about world politics? You don't have a date for Valentine's Day? You would probably feel better after a good cry.

On February 17th, 14 of the finest singer / songwriters from Cape Breton Island will gather in a lacrimose celebration of sad songs. Their aim is to wrench your heart and make you weep.

You will have the opportunity to vote for the most wail-worthy offering of the night, and cheer up these morose musicians with a prize for saddest song.

After you shed all of your tears into your lattes and hot chocolates, you can leave feeling happy once again, knowing that you have contributed to a wonderful fundraiser for our local campus and community radio station, Caper Radio!

is this the best or worst idea i've ever had for a show? only one way to find out!

Posted: 2017-02-03 14:12:44 UTC by ap

caper radio needs you

something you might not know about me is that for the past few years i have sat on the board of directors for caper radio. caper is an amazing institution. i think is has done more to grow and nourish the local music scene than any other group or organization. it's had a long history of being a web-only station, but in the last few years things have finally come together to make it possible for the station to be broadcast on FM! this was a lengthy and expensive process, and required tons of work by dedicated people. it's done now (check it out on 107.3 FM), but the station had to put out some unexpected costs right in the home stretch. so they need a little help.

click here to get to caper radio's go fund me page where you can donate.

Posted: 2017-01-18 18:14:41 UTC by ap


i recorded a new demo yesterday. check it out below!

Posted: 2017-01-10 14:41:16 UTC by ap

3 generations

i had a lovely holiday this year, the cake of which was iced by this lovely show on dec 27th. 4 of my favorite musicians played a songwriter's circle, and then i got to play with 3 of my favorite musicians in tamarack. and in between, carolyn, sean and I rehashed a great christmas cover which we first did together 13 years ago (i think!).

since there are a few days left in december, you can listen to team powerhaus below! i've posted some playlists of the amazing artists we shared the stage with for the holiday shows below that.

december 21 with justin vallis and heartwood slacks:

december 27th with carolyn lionais, kyle evans, scott boudreau and sean macgillivray:

Posted: 2016-12-29 15:53:43 UTC by ap

annual xmas album reminder

here is the reminder that i have xmas music available. this year i've also made a soundcloud account for ease of use.

Posted: 2016-11-30 16:49:27 UTC by ap

the holiday approaches

this is the time of year when everyone starts planning their holiday shows, and have we got a doozy for you! i had a semiconscious half-dream about a show which featured my favorite musicians and then when i woke up i sent them all messages and they have all agreed to play with tamarack on dec 27th at doktor luke's! there are a few more things in the works as well, so check back for updates in the coming weeks, and don't forget to download my christmas album for your mum.

Posted: 2016-11-21 17:50:02 UTC by ap