I came from the back woods of Odessa, Ontario, and moved to Ottawa in the mid-90s. After six years of Conservatory piano lessons, and a misspent youth of 70s punk guitar (after the 70s weren’t cool anymore), I discovered folk music and took on the mandolin and Irish tenor banjo as my main axes. Then I rediscovered the blues – so now that’s what I play on these weird instruments. I like it.
I play at open stages around the city, and I even manage to gig once in a while. I think of my sound as being minimalist and clean; I work to stretch the perceived limitations of my chosen instruments.
At a recent show, I kept a digital recorder in the back of the room, so I could obsess about my performance later (it’s what I do). I uploaded a few of the songs to Bandcamp. You can listen and/or download them for free.
I used to have another album of folky originals on there from 2015, but I don’t like any of those songs anymore.