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April 14th, 2010

I’m about to hit the road again! I’ll be on tour in the Midwestern United States to support my critically acclaimed new album In My Bones with seven shows May 6 – 22 between Milwaukee, Chicago and Madison. On my way there and home, I’ll be doing shows in New Brunswick as well.

My father was originally from the Midwest, and there’s a lot of him in this album. So it just feels right to be going back  to the place I spent several of my formative years developing my craft and living stories to write about. The Midwestern US dates will be book-ended by shows in the Northeast US and New Brunswick, Canada.

The In My Bones Album Release Tour will continue across Canada all year, including spots at Nova Scotia’s 25th Annual Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival, Deep Roots Music Festival and International Celtic Colours Festival before returning to the US for a tour of the Northeastern States this fall.

Midwest Tour Dates:

May 6 – Arena Theatre, St. Andrews NB w/ Jessica Rhaye
(8pm $15 tickets available at the door)

May 8 – Olbrich Botanical Gardens, Madison, Wisconsin (FREE)

May 8 – Café Carpe, Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin w/ Larry Penn
(8:30pm $8 available at the door)

May 12 – Stage Left Café, Woodstock, Illinois
(8:30pm $5 at the door)

May 13 – Racine Arts Council Gallery, Racine, Wisconsin
(7pm $8 tickets available at the door)

May 14 – ArtBar, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

May 15 – House Concert, Barrington, Illinois
(8pm $20. For info contact

May 16 – Uncommon Grounds, Chicago, Illinois w/ Rob Reid & Matt Campbell
(8pm $5 at the door or call 773-929-3680 for reservations)

May 18 – Club Passim Open Mic, Cambridge, Massachusetts

May 20 – House Concert, Easton, New Hampshire
(contact for info)

May 21 – House Concert, Albany, New York
(contact for info)

May 22 – Vintage Bistro, Hampton, New Brunswick
(8pm $10 tickets available at the door)

Don’t forget you pick up your own copy of the new album at

“Blaming Myself” is hit #1 on the East Coast Countdown last week and is still in the top ten! Thanks so much for your votes.

What’s Next?

April 12th, 2010

Thank you to everyone who came out to my Album Release shows in Halifax and Cape Breton. Thank you also to the Chronicle Herald, The Coast, the Cape Breton Post, CBC Radio, Breakfast Television and the blogosphere for helping to promote the shows.

So the album us out! You can pick it up in physical or digital form right here at or on iTunes. You should also stop by and cast a few votes for “Blaming Myself” to make it to #1. We are so close!

So what’s up next? Well, in May I hit the road to release In My Bones in the USA. Join my email list here so you don’t miss my tour announcement. I’ll be doing video-blogs to record my adventures and invite you along for the ride. Check this page often!

Cape Breton Album Release Shows This Week!

April 5th, 2010

Amidst the kind winds of Spring, the new heat of the sun, the …. I just remembered one of my old writing teachers saying never to start a piece of writing with the weather. So nevermind.

The point is I’m really excited to head home to Cape Breton with some of the guys from my band to play two In My Bones Album Release Shows this week. Pick up your tickets in advance to guarantee yourself a seat! All info below.

And keep on voting for my single Blaming Myself, currently sitting at #4 on the East Coast Countdown.

Thanks so much and see ya at the Cape Breton Album Release shows:

Thursday April 8th – 7pm
The Masonic Hall
24 Queen Street, Baddeck
$10 includes FREE download of album
(tickets available in advance at Bean There Cafe in Baddeck)

Friday April 9th – 8pm
Wentworth Perk Coffeehouse
697 George Street, Sydney
Just $5 and all ages are welcome!
(tickets available in advance at Wentworth Perk)

p.s. Don’t forget you can now buy my new album right here!