Still feeling like a kid seeing my name in a Rolling Stones article!
It's official. Starting November 18th I'll be touring in a quartet with David Crosby, Michael League and Becca Stevens. We'll be performing songs from David's new album "Lighthouse" due for release this October, along with some classics of David's and maybe even a few from Michael, Becca, and I. It's a dream tour, and I am ecstatic to be joining such incredible musicians and humans.
For all tour dates check out the 'Shows' tab.
Hey Toronto, Kitchener, Portland, Burlington, Montreal and Georgetown! I'ma headed your way in a few weeks. Playing songs from the new record, See Us Through. So excited to play for you and be back on the road. See you soon!
I'm hitting the road, playing some solo and mostly opening for my super talented friends and two time Grammy Award winners, Snarky Puppy.
We've got shows all throughout the USA, and then we're heading across the ocean to Taiwan, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, and Japan. Follow along with me on Instagram or Facebook for updates!
Two years ago I produced a show at the Tranzac Club (one of my favourite spots in Toronto) called Songs We Write, Covers We Love. It was a chance for me to play with and feature some of the best of Toronto's musicians and songwriters, as well as workshop my own tunes before I recorded them on See Us Through. Six shows and many profoundly moving musical experiences later, I made my record and put a pause on the series. Now I've decided to start things up again, but this time, it'll be in New York.
From Toronto to NYC, this is a show that features two writers, their music and covers of their fave influences. We'll always have a new band curated to the guest artist and new tunes. Our first show features the buttery vocal and sharp, soulful songwriting of Melissa McMillan, and new pals Ross Pederson and Julia Adamy Pederson in the rhythm section. Next up in June will be a vocalist and composer I have long since admired since The Henrys days, Becca Stevens.
Last Tuesday of every month.
Rockwood Music Hall (Stage 3).
10pm / $10
I wrote It'll Rain Today five years ago, sitting at my kitchen window ledge, thinking about someone I deeply loved who was struggling.
Since then, it's had a life I couldn't ever have thought possible, with performances all over the world, and dedications to new and old friends, family, or anyone I wanted to send something positive to.
Last month, over the course of four days, during sunrise and sunset, a group of amazing friends, family, and supporters came by and were filmed one at a time by the fabulous Gaëlle Legrand. She shot in various stages of light, and people sang lyrics or just looked out. It's such a vulnerable thing being in front of a camera, but Gaëlle was a relaxing and gracious director.
I can't explain how much it means to me to have so many friends be a part of it. I LOVE THESE PEOPLE SO MUCH.
That said, it was always our intention and hope that you wouldn't need to know a single soul in this video to be affected by it, and I think/hope this remains true. I'm very proud of this, my first actual music video! My deep gratitude goes to Gaëlle for her vision, work and creativity, and for making me bawl like a big baby the first time I saw it. If you like it, go on and share it in your world!
A little over a year ago, I had the honour of visiting New Orleans and performing as a guest on Snarky Puppy's #FamilyDinner2. If you've seen or heard the record, you'll hear me featured on a duet with Laura Mvula. What you may not have heard was this duet I played with Michael League. It's a song by my old band, Three Metre Day, called 'The Crown'. It's a fave of both of ours, and it was so special to play it pared down like this. Michael on acoustic and me just singing.
My new record, See Us Through, comes out May 13, but is available right now for Pre-Order. If you order off iTunes/Apple Music you'll immediately receive "It'll Rain Today", the second track off the album.
Apple Music: http://smarturl.it/SeeUsThrough_iTu
You can also pre-order digital or physical copies from here:
Amazon Music: http://smarturl.it/SeeUsThrough_Amz
Google Play Music: http://smarturl.it/SeeUsThrough_GP
GroundUP Music: http://store.groundupmusic.net/…/see-us-through-cd-pre-order
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Ra ra ra ra ra!!! Starting today March 11 you can PRE ORDER my new record 'See Us Through'. With your Pre-Order you'll receive a copy of 'It'll Rain Today', the second track off the album.
It's on alllll the things. Find it here on Apple Music, Amazon Music and Google Play Music. It's real and it's moving. So excited.
I'm SO looking forward to showcasing at SXSW this year along with all of my other fabulous GroundUp Music label-mates. Be sure to come hear us on March 19 at Cedar Street Courtyard. First set (me;) at 7:30pm.
Singer, Songwriter, piano player, harmony lover