I don’t make New Year’s resolutions, but I do set goals. Big dumb goals that pull me forward, even if they don’t get me where I’d hoped. Before I decide where I’m headed I want to look back on what I said I’d do in 2022 – and what I actually did. There are many highlights … Read full post
I just got back from a massive Edmonton Folk Fest and I made some wonderful music discoveries. Here are some songs that caught my ear from the stage. Face Down In The MomentNathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats I knew S.O.B. – the crowd-shout-party-anthem that put Rateliff on the map years ago. And that’s about … Read full post
In this Song Story, I chat with Edmonton Music Prize winner Emmet Michael about feeling far from home in his own community and his own body.
Nova Scotia’s Terra Spencer shares the harrowing story behind Coyotes, from her East Coast Music Awards nominated album Chasing Rabbits. There are knives, skis, at least one grandfather, and a fair amount of laughs.
On this fifth episode of Song Stories, I share the story of one of my own songs – Trying To Be Free – with a little help from my friends. Mostly laughter from my friends. This song was born in the wake of a high-desert bender and left me face to face with religious shame and the … Read full post
Join me as I chat with hometown pal Lindsey Walker about her haunting song of pain and loss, St. Petersburg. We also cover crocodiles, sketchy zoos, our preference for spoken word on long drives and more. Support Lindsey Walker by visiting her website at lindseywalkermusic.com, where you can buy an amazing “WalkerMania” t-shirt. Find the book … Read full post
Join me as I chat with Canadian roots and blues legend Suzie Vinnick about her gorgeous folk tune Drive Fast. We chat about the time it takes to write a song, the speed of the city, and how her song once thwarted a speeding ticket. We also chat about how Drive Fast, a song she … Read full post
The second episode of my new podcast Song Stories is out now on Apple, Spotify, Google and right here … Powered by RedCircle In this episode, Braden Gates joins me to discuss his beautiful song Perfect Shade of Blue. Then, we get to hear that song. This was the very first Song Stories episode put … Read full post