it runs in the family

i made a country / old timey traditional record with my dad. this was his first time recording AND he played mandolins that he made himself. i think it's pretty awesome. click the album title to go to the full track listing.

Posted: 2016-06-07 18:13:19 UTC by ap

protest song

here is my protest song about the sydney steel plant. it was written by john "slim" mcinnis in 1943.

for more info go to www.protestsongs.ca

Posted: 2016-04-16 11:34:00 UTC by ap

more covers!

Posted: 2016-04-08 19:54:47 UTC by ap

april showers of music

there are a few neat gigs coming up. the first one is a project by CBU prof richard mackinnon, in which he found some old protest songs about the steel plant and coal mines that had been published in newspapers and the like, and then approached modern musicians in CB to interpret them and write music. it's kind of like billy bragg and wilco with mermaid avenue, but this time it's about our history. i've got a loud drum and bass rock song on there with steve wilton on drums, and i'm also singing backup and playing bass on an original song by yvette rogers. on wednesday the 13th, there's an album release and i'll be performing at the event.

here are two articles about the cd / show: number 1 and number 2.

the other thing is the no-cases. i LOVE no-cases. i like ecma week because there's lots of music everywhere, and the no-cases are particularly special because they are for everyone, whether you are formally accepted by the oxymoronic music industry or not. i'm looking forward to this very much. jason burke will be playing with me, and it's gonna be a lovely time.

Posted: 2016-04-07 14:06:59 UTC by ap

wayfaring stranger

slightly obsessed with this song lately.

Posted: 2016-04-04 21:00:27 UTC by ap

destigmatize

here is an excellent article by my dear friend joel inglis about the upcoming fundraiser tamarack is playing april 2. the worthy cause is raising money for mental health initiatives in cape breton.

read the article here.

Posted: 2016-03-23 13:32:41 UTC by ap

objects in space

here's a video from the other day! I'll post a few in the videos section as soon as i sort through them. it was a really well attended and really fun show! this song is based on the best tv series of all time.

Posted: 2015-12-31 13:04:01 UTC by ap

tamarack

tamarack is playing at dr. luke's on dec. 28, and we're really excited. we were waiting to finish up our recordings, but as usual recording is taking longer than we thought, so in our excitement about the show, we decided to release a song! it came out sooo good, i think it might be my favorite recording that i'm on.

click here to listen to dream song.

Posted: 2015-12-17 13:58:33 UTC by ap

it's december!

december is here! so it's time to remind you of this. click the image below to download my free xmas album.

Posted: 2015-12-13 12:29:06 UTC by ap

28/38

check out this video of an interview with harry doyle, my good friend and bandmate talking about his upcoming exhibit of skateboarding photography. harry's really been important to both the skateboarding and music scene and i am really excited to see this exhibit.

Posted: 2015-12-02 19:45:38 UTC by ap