Thursday, December 19, 2019

Border City Roots "Fireside" Radio Hour Christmas Eve on CJAM!

Merry Christmas and Season's Greetings from back down here at the farm in Southern Ontario... things here on have been a little quiet lately... I'm working on a whole new redesign of the website for 2020, so stay tuned... if you're on my Newsletter list, you may need to re-sign up when I launch the new site, I'll keep you posted.

Although I'm no longer hosting a regular program on CJAM, they've given me the best holiday gift of two hours of radio time for my annual "Fireside" Christmas Radio Hour! I'll be broadcasting live from my secret snow-covered in the woods on Christmas Eve, December 24th from 6:30pm to 8:30pm (Two Hours) on CJAM 99.1fm
Hope you can join me by the Fireside on Christmas Eve through the magic of radio!
Merry merry and all the best to 2020!

Friday, September 6, 2019

New Chapter Begins...

September is here and change is in the air... writing from here in Kitchener where I'll be carving out a new chapter looking for work, scaling back on music but will have the occasional performance around the local area... said farewell to Border City Roots on CJAM at the conclusion of the summer and a bittersweet send-off to Merle my Supervan.  Will miss Windsor/Essex but looking forward to new adventures!
Coming up on Sunday, September 15th, I'm teaming up with Sara Rose Hebert  for a backyard house concert in Kitchener... email for location information!

Stay tuned for a refresh here on - new photos and more information coming in the next few weeks!
Keep me posted on work and places to live in the Kitchener area!

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Last Chance To Dance...

Last half of July came and went quickly with visits to Kitchener and London, including great times with Dan Belgue and Northland Rail Service, Home County weekend, and more!  Had a few bumps in the road with the theft of my purse and tremendous thanks to those who chipped in on a short go-fund me to help with expenses.  Feeling the love!
Coming up August 2nd and 3rd I'm headed over to Pelee Island for the Unplugged Music Festival, where I'll be hanging out and joining in on Ron Leary's songwriters' circle. Excited to see Daniel Romano and Suzie Vinnick as part of the stellar lineup!  

I'm camping for a week on the island before I hop over to Kingsville to do some stage hosting at the Kingsville Folk Music Festival! August 9th-11th, lineup includes favourites Danny Michel and yes - The Milk Carton Kids!

Last Chance To Dance! I only have four more gigs until the end of the summer when I'll be taking a huge break from performing to focus on work searching in Kitchener as I take a bold step into a new chapter.  Catch me while you can!

Friday, August 9th - Pelee Island Winery Pavilion with The Assembly Line, 4 to 8pm, then 8pm to 10pm for the Jet Express event!
Friday, August 23rd - Pelee Island Winery Pavilion with Karen Morand, 3:00pm to 7:00pm
Saturday, August 24th - Pelee Island Stone & Sky Quarry Series
Sunday, August 25th - Art By The River, Amherstburg, 3:30 to 4:30 near the ice cream!
See you on Pelee Island!!

Sunday, July 7, 2019

Back home on the farm for a few days with more great music on the horizon this summer with concerts in Windsor and London to round out July!
Friday, July 12th, I'm back at Taloola in Walkerville teaming up with my pal String Bone from Stratford for an hour of duo songs - 8:00pm sharp, 396 Devonshire in Windsor, Pay What You Can.

Really excited about a Garden Concert featuring a Permaculture tour in London at the home of Becky Ellis and her amazing family! Sunday, July 28th in London in the Byron neighbourhood.  Tour starts at 3:00pm and the concert begins at 4:00pm with the full Assembly Line plus our pal Dan Belgue! This concert is OPEN to the public - email me or for location and reservation info!

I'm also popping in for a show at the Richmond Tavern in London on July 27th with Dan Belgue, Northland Rail Service and Dan Henshall - it will be epic - don't miss this!
Had a blast again this year at Old School Bluegrass Camp - had the great pleasure of sharing the stage with The Barrel Boys, Joey Wright & Ivan Rosenberg - here's a video of Cold Rain And Snow!

More on the horizon in August:
Friday, August 9th - Pelee Island Winery Pavillion
Saturday, August 24th - Pelee Island Quarry 'Fall' Fair
Sunday, August 25th - Art By The River, Amherstburg

See you out in the sunshine for all these summer gigs!

Monday, June 10, 2019

All Our Emergencies - New Video, June shows!

June rolls in with a new video for "All Our Emergencies" filmed by the folks at Windecker Road Films in Cayuga, Ontario.  The live video was filmed as a "Film It Yourself" video workshop experience, shot and recorded by film-makers in training.  Watch it on Youtube here:

Lots of music happening in late June with two shows in London:
Friday, June 21st I'll be playing a set with Dan on Mandolin from 4pm to 6pm in Victoria Park at the London International Food Festival!
And the following week on Friday, June 28th I'll be doing an intimate solo concert at Brown & Dickson Bookstore, starting at 7:00pm, BYOB, $10.00 at the door, bring a chair or pillow!
And then I'm off to Old School Bluegrass Camp for a week of music, learning, friendship, food and camping in beautiful Prince Edward County.  I'm back again this year as Camp Assistant helping out Jenny Whiteley and the crew!
Stay tuned for more summer shows:
Friday, July 12th at Taloola in Windsor with String Bone
Sunday, July 28th in London - Garden Concert with the Assembly Line
Friday, August 9th at Pelee Island Winery Island Pavilion
Saturday, August 24th on Pelee Island as part of the Stone & Sky Quarry Series
See you all out there in the sunshine!

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Summer is fast approaching - and I'll be out gigging and adventuring again as we ease into the sweet summer season.

Thursday, May 23rd ~ Carrots N' Dates, Walkerville, Windsor, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Sunday, June 2nd ~ Art In The Park, Windsor, 3:00pm to 5:00pm * just added 11:00am to 1:00pm
Friday, June 7th ~ Mill Street Market, Leamington, 6:45pm with The Assembly Line
Saturday, June 8th ~ Rino's Kitchen, Windsor, 8:00pm to 10:00pm outdoors weather permitting

Friday, June 21st ~ London Food Fest, Victoria Park London, 4:00pm
Friday, June 28th ~ Brown & Dickson Bookstore Concert, 7:00pm to 9:00pm, $10.00

then I'm off to Old School Bluegrass Camp up in Prince Edward County as your camp assistant, where I'll be doing 'morning announcements', hosting the lunchtime open mic and song circles and coaching the band labs - it's a great week of music, friendship, food, and camping! Check it out:

Here's a video from The Green Bean Cafe / GBCB in Windsor with The Assembly Line:
Tennessee Whiskey:

Been adding more videos from this show as well as our concert at Arrowwood Farm on my Youtube Channel -

See you out in the sunshine!

Monday, April 1, 2019

April is here and no foolin' I've got tons on the go for April and into May.. the spring is springing!
Friday, April 19th brings me to my first show at Windsor's GBCB, The Green Bean for a full band gig with The Assembly Line (featuring Jedd House on Upright Bass, Dan Henshall on Mandolin & surprise special guests!).  Show starts at 8:00pm, Pay What You Can.  Make it the best Good Friday ever and hear us rip through three great sets until 11:00pm.

Here's a video from our recent concert at Arrowwood Farm in Melbourne:

Later on in the month I head up the road again for a spin to Waterloo, London, Cayuga, London again and Stratford..!

I play at Lana's Lounge in Waterloo for a dinner show from 6:00pm to 8:00pm on Friday, April 26th, Dan is along for the ride on mandolin. Be sure to make a reservation - 519-725-5262!

And I'm back at the prestigious St. Regis Tavern in London for Musical Chairs! on Saturday, April 27th with The Assembly Line!  Show starts at 9 and we play until we've played everything we know.  There will also be the amazing SWEET DRAW where you can win a batch of my world-renowned ginger cookies, and yes, you can keep the tupperware! Pay What You Can.

Sunday, April 28th brings me to Cayuga, Ontario for a very special project - have you ever wondered how to make a music video?!?  You can learn how from an expert filmmaker AND hear a concert by joining this workshop/house concert experience - email me to find out how to attend.

Wednesday, May 1st I'm back in London for an Acoustic Spotlight House Concert - email to find out location details.
Thursday, May 2nd I join up with Barry James Payne  for a duo show at The Black Swan Brewery in Stratford.

Stay tuned for more spring adventures!

Friday, March 1, 2019

March is coming in easy here in Southern Ontario... lots on the go!

Coming up on Friday, March 22nd at the London Music Club I'll be playing as part of a fundraiser for "Crazy, Beautiful People" a book project based on the history of the Home County Music & Art FestivalTickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door,

Saturday, March 23rd I gather The Assembly Line (Jedd House on Upright Bass, Dan Henshall on Mandolin) for a special dinner concert at the Arrowwood Farm in Melbourne, Ontario just down the road from London! Get your tickets in advance: 

My weekend jaunt ends in Kitchener with an afternoon of music at T.W.B Brewing on Sunday, March 24th. Dan Henshall joins the fun on mandolin, no cover, but tips are appreciated..! 2:00pm to 5:00pm.

Later on in the month on Thursday, March 28th I'm back at Carrots N' Dates in Walkerville for a dinner show from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.  Get your veg on! 

Thursday, March 7th I'm hosting a special International Women's Day edition of "Border City Roots" on CJAM 99.1fm,  I'm hosting several local women musicians live in the studio to talk about women's issues in the music industry! Tune in 10:30am to 12 noon! 
More coming up in April: 
Friday, April 19th at the Green Bean in Windsor, with The Assembly Line
Friday, April 26th at Lana's Lounge in Waterloo 
Saturday, April 27th at the St.Regis Tavern in London with The Assembly Line

See you there!

Monday, February 4, 2019

Wiarton Willie has predicted an early spring and I'm excited about emerging from my own hibernation with some late winter/early spring gigs around Southern Ontario.
I'm back at Taloola in Walkerville here in Windsor on Friday, February 22nd for a solo set - one hour starting at 8:00pm.
Later on in March I'm headed up to London, Melbourne and Kitchener:
Friday, March 22nd - London Music Club, London - Home County History Project "Crazy Beautiful People", part of a stellar lineup of musicians at the LMC, more info at
Saturday, March 23rd - Arrowwood Farm Wood Stove Concert Series, Melbourne (Ontario)- with The Assembly Line! Get your tickets in advance at  more info at
Sunday, March 24th - TWB Brewing, Kitchener, 2pm-5pm afternoon set, with Dan Henshall! Part of the Folk Roots Brew series.

More shows happening in April in Windsor, Waterloo, London and more - stay tuned to the concerts page here on for updates.

Excited to be part of this year's Old School Bluegrass Camp in Milford, Ontario returning as camp assistant.. they're offering the special Bass Scholarship program again this summer for anyone learning upright bass, it's a $900 value - check out for application and registration information!
Still looking for any kinds of interesting work opportunities from house and pet-sitting, cleaning, painting, de-cluttering to administrative help, writing, backup singing, and more. I've got the skills; help me pay my bills!  Get in touch at with your ideas.
Spring is on the horizon!

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Turns out I'll be heading up to Kitchener for a nice hunk of February doing some house-sitting for some Florida vacationers.. is a tropical destination calling you this winter?  I have time available to take care of your home and pets. I also do house cleaning - give a shout if your place needs some sprucing up after the holidays!

Booking some weekend gigs up around London and Kitchener area this spring - I'll be at the Arrowwood Farm concert series in Melbourne on Saturday, March 23rd - you can get tickets in advance online here:
If you're in Stratford, Guelph, St. Thomas, Chatham, Hamilton or anywhere in that region and know of a great venue I should check out or would like to book a house concert, let me know!

Registration is open for this summer's Old School Bluegrass Camp 2019 where I'll be back as a camp assistant - check it out!
Hoping to do more live and studio back-up singing and voice work in 2019, keep me in mind for your projects - will travel!

Cheers to a brand new year!