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.
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.
slightly obsessed with this song lately.
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.
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.
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.
december is here! so it's time to remind you of this. click the image below to download my free xmas album.
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.
i made a video of my bff dave's song today. man, he's such a great songwriter. it is really nice to sing such a lovely melody.
so my pal andrew greig let me know he heard me on the radio recently, and turns out they played me on the east coast music hour for their special easst coast women episode this week! that's pretty neat. i think if you click this link you can listen. i don't know how long these episodes stay up, but i'm on around 16 mins in. thanks to mary campbell for the request!