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Trout Forest Music Festival & Wired 4 Sound

This past August I performed at the Trout Forest Music Festival in Ear Falls, ON. Not only did I get to share stages with other loopers, but also other folk, roots, and miscellaneous performers! It was a lot of fun being on site with everyone, and I’m excited to do it again in the coming years.

'Northern Workshop' at the Trout Forest Music Festival

Not only were we there, but also Shaw TV was there filming for their segment of Wired 4 Sound. You can check out the interview I did in Part 1, but also a nice review of my live show at Ear Falls in Part 2 (tune in at the 9 minute mark) [You’ll need to be on Facebook though].

I’m off on tour shortly, but I’ll update soon!


While I was in Edmonton, I shot a segment on BalconyTV, which is a pretty neat concept for live performances. You play on a balcony. That’s it. So I was the first person to ever bring in some electronic elements to the Edmonton edition of the show, which meant that the few people standing nearby had no idea what I was doing since they couldn’t hear any of the loops! That, and if you look carefully, you’ll see my breath (it was freezing)!

on the Balcony! - photo by Shannon Lepere (www.shannonlepere.com)

I decided to do Walk, but an a cappella version, as I’d done it live quite a few times, and some of you have been requesting a recording of it. Here you go!

Anyway, if you want to learn more about the concept and the videos, here’s the link to my particular segment. Otherwise head to www.balconytv.com where you can see that I’m one of the Editor’s picks!

Mean Things (A Capella)

I’ve recently finished working on my A Capella EP (to be released in February), but still had a strong desire to do more.

So, I took one of my newest favourite songs from my friends Carpenter (from Vancouver), and created my own a capella rendition of it. You can hear their original version on their myspace and on the Gold Stock Records site.

Also, like all of my recordings, there is no autotune on this song at all!

Leave a comment and let us know what you think of both versions!

“You” Music Video and Tour

The new music video for “You” is up online! Just in time for the cross-country tour! Check out the ‘Tour’ section for all the upcoming shows (I’ll be adding more), and don’t forget to let me know what you think of the video!

A big thanks to Curtis Jensen of Apple Wagon Films (www.applewagonfilms.com) for all his effort on the video, as well as the Ontario Arts Council for their support.

See you on the road!