click here to download another song by billie yvette!
for the last few months i've been taking turns hibernating, working on school stuff, and collaborating with my musical friends on various recording projects. some are complete, some in progress, and some planned, but it's a big year.
first things first, i am super excited to share with you this excellent tune by last minute rivet, a side project of my pal billie yvette rogers. i feel so lucky to get to play with yvette because she is one of my favorite songwriters and just an all around excellent human being. this wasn't the only tune that we recorded so keep checking back because i'll put links to them here when they are released.
just so you know i'm not pulling your leg, here's a little rundown of the other recording projects i am working on currently: i am working on another cd with my dad, i got to guest star on an upcoming alright already recording, static in action are in the lab preparing for an upcoming recording and i am going to sing a lil something with my pals fire valley fire pretty soon too! and more recorded and in progress with yvette. the studio is my happy place.
stay tuned for more recording news, and get ready for destigmatize in may (see sidebar for more details).
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!
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!
here's the new cd that dad and i made. i think it came out pretty nice!
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.
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!
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.
i recorded a new demo yesterday. check it out below!
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: