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

tamarack at gobblefest 2016

hey this was our set at gfest this year! we missed our angel-voiced cellist, mallery, who is off in a tropical paradise teaching music to children. hopefully it won't be too long before she returns to us. in the meantime, please enjoy these cello-less tunes.

Posted: 2016-10-09 00:28:09 UTC by ap

gobble gobble

alysha jessome took some video of us at the upstairs this weekend. here it is:

it was a really great show - got a chance to hang out with my old pals from the motorleague, and alright already are one of my favorite bands of all time. being able to guest star on backup vocs is always a special time.

gobblefest is coming up this weekend, 5 awesome shows and i am playing two of them - with static in action and also tamarack. very excited!

keep an eye on caperradio.com for more details.

Posted: 2016-10-02 16:19:40 UTC by ap

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