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...Gonna buy two copies for my mother!

Well, it might not be the cover of The Rolling Stone, but I'm very honoured to be featured in the Oct/Nov issue of The Banjo Newsletter!

My great old friend and musical accomplice Scott Prouty interviewed me last spring, and managed to not make me sound stupid! Thanks Scott! If you don't know the magazine, The Banjo Newsletter has been the premiere media outlet for all things banjo for something like  30 years! Big thanks to publisher Donald Nitchie for being so supportive of my music over the years.

 

Anyone who knows me knows that I'm a bit of a nut for fishing. It's something I've done my whole life, and there's always been a connection between music and fishing to me. Over the years, on several different albums, I've recorded music that has in one way or another been inspired by fishing and the places I fish. I've always wanted to put them all together in one place, and add some newer ones that I hadn't had the chance to record...the result is "Road to the River" - A Collection of 14 Tunes and Songs Inspired by the Fishing Passion"
 
The album features 9 previously recorded tracks, and 5 brand new ones, and is a benefit for The Elk River Alliance (ERA). Based in Fernie BC, the ERA is a community-based water group that aims to connect people to the Elk River ensuring it is drinkable, fishable and swimmable for future generations. 100% of the profits from this album will go directly to the ERAFernie has become a home away from home for me when I'm on the road and there's nothing I like more than fishing in the Elk River and its tributaries. I know some of the folks who work with the ERA and I respect their dedication and inclusive approach to protecting the water in a way that serves the whole community (not just, but including, fisherpeople). 
 
You can read more about the project, hear the album, and hopefully order a copy (or download) off the website. This is the only place to get it, and once again, all the money from your order goes directly to the ERA. If you know have any friends that you think might be interested in supporting this project, please forward this email along.
 
I think this collection is some of my best work. I'm joined by some amazing musicians such as Andrew Collins, Ben Winship, John Showman, Chris Quinn, Erynn Marshall, Arnie Naiman, Brian Wicklund, Max Heineman, Burke Carrol, Brian Kobayakawa, and Andrew Downing, just to name a few. I hope you'll take the time to check it out!

 

I'll be in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Eastern BC with Lonesome Ace - Oct. 16-27 - click here for details

I'll be on the BC coast and island with Lonesone Ace - Nov. 14-25 - Click here for details

I'll be in California with Lonesome Ace - Jan. 17-26 - click here for details

Previous events

Date Event Location
 —  — Alberta, Eastern BC, and Saskatchewan Tour with Lonesome Ace  
With David Francey Hugh's room, Toronto Hugh's room, Toronto
 —  — Lonsome Ace Toronto CD Release The Dakota Tavern, Toronto, ON The Dakota Tavern, Toronto, ON
 —  — Rockygrass (with Lonesome Ace) Lyons, Colorado Lyons, Colorado
 —  — Rockygrass Academy Lyons, Colorado Lyons, Colorado
 —  — Germany/Denmark/Switzerland (with Lonesome Ace)  
 —  — Solo Show The Local, Toronto The Local, Toronto
with Lonesome Ace Stringband Jalopy Theatre and Music School, Brooklyn, NY Jalopy Theatre and Music School, Brooklyn, NY
with Lonesome Ace Stringband Club Passim, Cambridge, MA Club Passim, Cambridge, MA
with Lonesome Ace Stringband The Bangor Arts Exchange, Bangor, ME The Bangor Arts Exchange, Bangor, ME
with Lonesome Ace Stringband La Vitrola, Montreal, QUE La Vitrola, Montreal, QUE
The Banjo Special! The Tranzac Club, Toronto, ON The Tranzac Club, Toronto, ON
 —  — with Ivan Rosenberg The Local, Toronto The Local, Toronto
The Guelph Banjo Fest Silence, Guelph, ON Silence, Guelph, ON
Solo show Another Bloody Folk Club, Toronto Another Bloody Folk Club, Toronto
 —  — with Ivan Rosenberg The Local, Toronto The Local, Toronto
 —  — with Ivan Rosenberg The Local, Toronto The Local, Toronto
The Hogtown Hoedown - Square Dance! Dovercourt House, Toronto Dovercourt House, Toronto
with Lonesome Ace Stringband wSelby Town Hall, Selby YO8 4AJ, UK wSelby Town Hall, Selby YO8 4AJ, UK
with Lonesome Ace Stringband The Art Shop and Chapel, Abergavenny NP7 5EH, UK The Art Shop and Chapel, Abergavenny NP7 5EH, UK