New Year, New Life 0

Union Music In Store FUN!It’s a New Year, and I’m anxious for positive change,  new life, new growth, new ideas, new songs.  2013 was a tumultuous year for me, one that had me uprooted and ungrounded, living out of my suitcase even when off the road, one that had me disconnected from my home & community, mainly because I was never “home”, and one where I felt disconnected from myself.  Yet I am grateful for the many incredible individuals who helped keep me afloat last year, who offered places of rest, meals, support, encouragement… and for the fans and promoters who continually believe in me.  My wish is that this is a year that brings hope, that brings stability, that brings me closer to the people I deeply love and cherish, that brings me “home” (in many literal and figurative ways).  I wish this for all of you as well, that you have more than just your basic needs being met, that you are able to tap into the beauty and creativity within yourself, that you discover who your true friends and family are, that you are continually reminded how much you are loved.

2014 will see me touring again, in new and familiar places, reconnecting with friends and making new ones.  I’ll also be sharing more new songs, and working to finish off the ones that have been floating around in my mind and in the muscles of my fingertips  🙂  Many of these songs talk about home, and what “home” means.

My touring season starts off this month with a rare local Winnipeg show (rare because I rarely play here!), and carries on with many shows out West.  I would be delighted to see you out at a concert.  Here are the tourdates:

Jan 25 – Winnipeg, MB – West End Cultural Centre
Jan 30 – Canmore, AB – Communitea Cafe
Jan 31 – Calgary, AB – Calgary Folk Club
Feb 1 – Red Deer, AB – Fratters
Feb 2 – Fort Macleod, AB – Allied Arts Association
Feb 3 – Coleman, AB – Blackbird Restaurant
Feb 5 – Fernie, BC – Clawhammer Letterpress
Feb 6 – Creston, BC – The Snoring Sasquatch
Feb 7 – Penticton, BC – Wild Scallion
Feb 8 –  Bowen Island, BC – Tir-na-nOg Theatre
Feb 9 – Vancouver, BC – Rogue Folk Club
Feb 11 – Vancouver, BC – Bluebird North Concert Series @ the Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre
Feb 12 – Port Alberni, BC – Char’s Landing
Feb 13 – Duncan, BC – Duncan Showroom Productions @ the Orca Ballroom Travelodge Silverbridge Inn
Feb 14 –  Nanaimo, BC – The Simon Holt
Feb 15 – Victoria, BC – The Church Of Our Lord
Feb 18 – Kelowna, BC – École George Pringle Elementary Performing Arts Theatre
Feb 20 – Sherwood Park, AB – The Women of Folkways @ Festival Place
Feb 21 – Sherwood Park, AB – Winter Roots Roundup V @ Festival Place