I'm currently working on a new solo guitar recording, my first since Big Hill, Little Hill in 2000. I'm recording at The Canterbury Music Co. with the very capable Julian Decorte at the board. These are mostly guitar pieces written during the pandemic and the album is tentatively titled The Quiet Earth. I hope to have it ready for release in the early part of 2024. Stay tuned for the digital release date, vinyl release date (yes, vinyl!) and a live performance of the record.
I'll be teaching a one-week Guitar Master Class at the Fleming College Campus of the Haliburton School of Art + Design, August 7-11, 2023.
He Feeds The Birds
I was honoured to co-write a song with my friend Russell Carpentier in memory of his late wife, Mary Ellen McDonough 1947-2019. Russell wrote the lyrics and I came up with the musical setting. Then we recorded it and made a video with some very gifted friends:
acoustic guitar & vocal- russell carpentier
acoustic guitar & baritone electric- jason fowler
violin & mandolin- drew jurecka
bass- maury lafoy
drums- gary craig
recorded & mixed by Julian Decorte at The Canterbury Music Co.
videography- amanda walther
man feeding the birds- steve springer
May 28-June 1/ 2023.
Melanie Conly and I will be performing at MERA The Schoolhouse on Sunday, March 12th, 2023 at 2pm.
974 McDonald's Corner's, Algonquin Highlands.
tickets at www.ticketsplease.ca
On March 11th, 2023 I'll be performing a Solo Guitar Concert to celebrate Oskar Graf's 50th Anniversary of Lutherie. Oskar has made me half a dozen guitars in my career, plus I've acquired 3 others second hand. I love them all. The concert will take place at Oskar's home in Westport ON.