August 28, 2019

In action with Neil Clark at Tunesmith (photo: Shane Whaley).

Thanks to all who came out to last Friday’s set at Tunesmith, a wonderful monthly show put together dedicated to original songwriters which is hosted by the equally wonderful Michael Thorner. It was a true pleasure to share the stage with Michael and Erika Werry!






June 30, 2019

Wow! What an evening it was on Friday at the Catweazle Toronto‘s tribute to the 50th anniversary of Nick Drake’s Five Leaves Left album. I had the opportunity to perform that record’s “Man In A Shed” with the amazing Mike Evin accompanying me on piano. If you’re interested in hearing (and seeing) what that sounded like, check out the clip below. We begin around 14:15, but I encourage to watch the whole thing to get a sense of this special show.


May 25, 2019

(photo: Martin Bomke)

Just wanted to share this image of last Saturday’s amazing house concert in Berlin. I was able to play with my good friends Noel Rademacher and A Pale Son. So much of the album I made is connected with my experiences in Germany, and particularly in Berlin. The experience performing  those songs in that place for those people was one which I will always cherish!



February 5, 2019




is now in several Toronto-area stores including Soundscapes (572 College), Dead Dog Records (1209 Bloor West) and She Said Boom! (393 Roncesvalles)! #Shoplocal!

January 15, 2019

And then there were three: as of today, Tell Me Your Secret makes it a trio of tunes from InterCity which can be heard on the streaming services. Check out the beautiful Indian ink artwork by Jo Zarth which accompanies the latest track.





January 8, 2019

Just Because You Can has joined Equilibrium on the streaming services. As the son of two prairie Protestant clergy, the whole “if it feels good, do it” ethos has never been something I was able to embrace. This song, the character study of a man with precious little character, reflects this unease.





There’s even a video for this track. Check it out here:

January 1, 2019

Happy New Year! To kick things off, Equilibrium, the first song from my forthcoming album InterCity is now streaming on Spotify, Apple Music and those other services. If that’s how you listen to your music, look for me there.

The tune is also available for download/purchase by clicking on the “SHOP” option in the navigation bar at the top of this website (or on iTunes).

The song’s theme of confidence in the fleeting nature of extremes seems appropriate for the current world we live in. Wasn’t written with this in mind, but it does seem apt. I am really proud of this song and hope you enjoy it!

November 29, 2018

Pleased to announce a full-band show to celebrate the release of InterCity on Friday, January 25th at Toronto’s Supermarket Club. For full details and tickets, please click here.

October 10, 2018

Don’t miss it! I’ll be on CIUT 89.5 FM Toronto’s Vinyl From the Crypt tonight (Wednesday, November 21st) from 8 – 10 pm to spin records from my own collection and give the world radio premiere of songs from my album InterCity.


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