Hey all, I just posted a new “Voice Memo Demo” in the Music section. This one is from this past Summer, and it’s called “One Girl, One Song”. I never played it after that day. But it’s got a nice melody and chord progression, so maybe I’ll revisit it. There are so many little songs like this one that I’ve… …read the rest.
Just wanted to give a shout out to a bunch of songs I’ve written and performed in the past couple years but left off my new album, Life As A Lover (ooooh, yet to be released, baby). You still rock, I will continue to perform you, and you’ll find a home someday. Here they are: Balalaika (jan 2012) Blank Canvas… …read the rest.
I’ve made 5 studio albums, and I just finished making my 6th this past year. Having not gone through the process since 2010, I’ve been able to gain a new perspective on the process of wrapping up and letting go. It’s always been difficult for me. The challenge is to feel good about the work you’ve done and carry that… …read the rest.
It’s been a while since I’ve written here. I hope everyone’s well! I spent a nice little holiday visiting my family in Montreal, and I went on a 3 day back-country ski trip with my brothers and some friends in the Laurentians. Challenging but lots of fun. We’re in the last stages of making my new album, which will be… …read the rest.
This is me and Beatrice… She’s the piano I toured with from 2005 to 2010. A 64 upright. She also appeared on 2 of my albums: Let’s Slow It Down and Good Watermelon. I still own her, but she’s at the home of my ex-girlfriend’s boyfriend. Anyway, last night I had a dream about her. I was playing at some… …read the rest.
hey there guys. tomorrow i’m heading into the studio to finish my new album, still untitled. i’m a little nervous, but very very excited and proud of these songs. today i went for a 2 hour walk in high park, to decompress and stock up on inspiration. i saw a guy with an electric guitar near the lake, and he… …read the rest.
Last week I filmed 2 songs for the wonderful Southern Souls video series. Me, bassist Ben Whiteley and drummer Liam Titcomb headed to Ben’s parents’ house and performed a new song, “Al Green” and an oldie, “Wait For The Tea To Steep” for the camera. The house has 2 grand pianos! So for “Al Green” we headed into the basement… …read the rest.
I’m sitting in Charmaine’s Place, a cool new Italian-Jamaican eatery near my apartment. Charmaine’s awesome. I want to write a bit about songwriting tonight… Some days it’s so hard. I’m tense, anxious, over-thinking. And my work requires me to be loose, open, relaxed and intuitive. So it’s tied up to how I live my life. And sometimes it’s so hard… …read the rest.
hey all! I’m excited to let you know that I’m planning on finishing recording my new album next month with Howie Beck here in Toronto. We finished 3 songs in the Spring and I really dug the chemistry and sounds. I’ve been hard at work finishing the songs I have on the go and choosing which ones feel like a… …read the rest.