Playing at The Log Drive Cafe on November 22, 2019
Photo credit: Don Cummer

All right, y’all. It’s been over four years since I last updated this site, and obviously you’re dying to know what I’ve been up to. Here are the bullet points:

  • Until this past summer, I ran the weekly folk jam for Spirit of Rasputin’s for seven years. ‘Twas a lot of fun getting together every week to play along with songs I don’t know. The new host is very enthusiastic, and is keeping it going strong.
  • Every year I run the folk jam at The Ottawa Grassroots Festival. It’s always a pile of fun, and I’ll be doing it again this year.
  • I’ve been busting my ass figuring out how to play acoustic blues on these weird folky instruments I love. I’ve finally come up with a sound that I’m reasonably happy with – for now!
  • I go to open stages regularly to practice my skills in front of a crowd (although I use the term “crowd” pretty liberally by times).
  • There have been a few gigs this past year. I had a great time, and I hope to get more gigs in 2020.

So, yep, that’s pretty much me. I mean, a ton of stuff has happened in my personal life, and with my day job (you didn’t think I was making a living from this, did you?). Some day when I’m in Overshare Mode, maybe I’ll offer up some of those details too; it happens more often than you may think. :-)

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