A return to Iceland & Germany!

In a few weeks I’ll be back in two of my favourite countries to play, Iceland & Germany! Below you can find the dates and FB pages, please let your German & Icelandic friends know! (PS, how amazing is this poster of the Iceland shows by Lóaboratoríum?!)

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My fav albums & Songs of 2018 (with playlists!)

Another year, another list! (people still like lists right?!)
Here were my favourite albums of the year, plus two playlists! My favourite albums and favourite songs. Give them a listen, follow, whatever! Happy New Year folks!

TOP 10

1. Little kid - might as well with my soul
2. Jeremy Dutcher - Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa
3. Adrianne Lenker - Abysskiss
4. Kamasi Washington - heaven and earth
5. Noname - room 25
6. Hayley Heynderickx - I need to start a garden
7. Snorri Hallgrimsson - Orbit
8. Dana Sipos - Trick Of The Light
9. Shad - a short story about war
10. Free cake for every creature - the bluest star

The Next 5

11. The internet - hive mind
12. Doug paisley - Starter Home
13. Corey Gulkin - All The Things I’ll Forget
14. Foxwarren
15. JFDR - White Sun Live Part 1: String

My Favourite Songs Playlist!

Happy International Women's Day!

Hello friends!  I'd like to quickly thank a few of the collaborators who made "TOPAZ" with me. I can't tell you how much better this album is because of their contributions. (Please visit their websites, to check out all the amazing art they're creating!)

Thanks to our three guest vocalists Abigail Lapell, Olenka Krakus & Anna Horvath who were brilliant, each adding their own special voice to the songs.

Thanks to Alexis Marsh whose woodwind performances and arrangements were essential, and to Christine Bougie whose guitar solo in "You're Lonely, Too" was tasteful and perfect.

Thanks to the visual artists Laura Proctor who captured an appropriate moment of calmness for the album photo, and Jessica Rae Gordon (my longest running collaborator, working on all my albums since the very beginning), whose artwork perfectly captured the themes and ideas found in the music.

I tried my best to sustain a gender equality on the production of this album, and while I think it was successful, I know I can and will do better on making an inclusive team for future SWC projects.

Happy International Woman's Day! #IWD2018

Podcast Appearances!

Hey friends, it's still snowy & cold, so I'm still in a hibernation mode.  I'll have some fun news for you soon re: touring, so all is not lost.  In the meantime, I've had the absolute pleasure to appear on two very different music podcasts, that you can listen to below.  If you have the time, check out some of the other episodes on each of these, they're both a blast.  (Click the titles to listen!)

No Sleep Til Sudbury

No Sleep Til Sudbury has a simple but fun concept.  Host Brent Jensen walks a different artist each week through a few songs of their choice that "makes their skin vibrate".  I go through a quick chronology of my influences, from Supertramp to Miles Davis, Bob Dylan, The Blue Nile and ending on Land of Talk.
Further Listening: check the episodes featuring Stephen Stanley & Dave Bidini

All About The Song

Michael McDonnell is a wonderful musician (has played bass with me over the last couple months), and a very thoughtful interviewer.  Like myself, he favours the long form interview, where you can really dig deep into a musicians background & feelings.  We cover A LOT of ground on this interview, from my early high school days up to today.  I play 3 songs on this podcast, including a new song that you can't hear anywhere else! 
Further Listening: Check out the episodes featuring Sean Mendes drummer Mike Sleath, and Parallel's songwriter Holly Dodson

Hope you're well!  Keep in touch.

SWC