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"ONLY SIX SONGS, BUT STILL 4 STARS - I'LL TAKE IT!"

Thanks to Maverick Magazine for the positive ink below!  After all the hours of writing & recording to deliver these songs, it’s extremely gratifying when your record hits a reviewer’s finely tuned ears and they like it so much, they

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SONG CONTESTS & SONG CONTEXTS

As some of you know, I have a tendency to trot out my tunes and see how they fare in the furlongs of song contests. Over the years I’ve had my share of winners and losers and recently I was heartened…

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PAINTING THE MUSIC

It’s not uncommon to get a peak “behind the scenes” of a studio recording session but I thought you might enjoy this little 1min 30 sec video look "behind the evolution" of the cover artwork by Paul W. Thompson on my…

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LET IT GO, LET IT FLY

“There’s so many things we can’t hold, let it go” 

As some of you may know, I’ve been holding on to my latest record “Six in 6/8” for the last wee while. Well, I’m excited that the…

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GIGS OUT OF THE ORDINARY

Happy autumn everyone. I hope you’re enjoying the seasonal colour changes wherever you are. I wanted to give you a wee update on a few interesting gigs in the GTA and let you know what’s up with the new record. 

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SUMMER GIGS AND A NEW RECORD

Hope you are embracing some of the many joys of summer.  For me, maybe it’s the wandering I did through the glens as a wee boy but this year I’ve had great fun sighting almost 30 different birds in…

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TWENTY YEARS AGO

It was February 22nd, 1997.  Some of you may have been there, some of you may have since bought the album. But 20 years ago today my first solo record 100 Camels was launched at Twiggy's on Queen West in…

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NEW VIDEO FOR "STRONGER BACK"

As our world seems to show more and more cracks everyday, I thought you might find a little light from this wonderful song written by Doug Gill.  “Stronger Back” was on my UNDERNEATH record and I recorded this live video…

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FALL TOUR 2016

I’m just back from a wonderful tour adding 7,000 km’s to the car and lots of memories to the memory bank.  We made our way through the rugged beauty of northern Ontario’s water, rocks n’ trees to the straight roads…

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THANK YOU ITALY!

You never know who is going to respond to your music.  I recently received this music review from Italy.  Some of the Italian words looked positive and so I got my friend Manny to translate it.  Some of what…

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ANCESTORS' EYES - Track 12 Video

This week's song, the final track on "The Clarke Hall Sessions" is a song that lead me to a personal discovery about my own ancestors.  Co-written with my wife Mary Ellen, Ancestors' Eyes has been a fan favourite over…

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ALL MY LOVE - Track 11 Video

This week’s "Clarke Hall Sessions" video - All My Love - is the penultimate track and it was penned with the soulful Daryl Burgess down in Nashville.  Some of you may remember the rhythm & bluegrass version I did on…

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STRONGER IN BROKEN PLACES - Track 10 Video

"The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong in the broken places."

That's an Ernest Hemingway quote from "A Farewell to Arms" and it was this insightful and intriguing line that inspired Track #10, Stronger In

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PHOTOSYNTHESIS - Track 9 Video

As I look out my window right now, the buds are bursting with life and there's a whole lot of "Photosynthesis" going on! That just happens to be the name of this week's track from "The Clarke Hall Sessions". It's…

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INTO THE MYSTIC - Track 8 Video

As you can see, I am a proud daddy again and we had a very special night last Saturday back at Clarke Hall "wettin' the bairn's heed" :) We were blessed by the historic walls and a century's worth…

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YOU & I & THE UNIVERSE - Track 7 Video

I'm confident this week's song will have some "universe-al appeal" :) It's a song co-written on a road trip in Northern Alberta with the talented Dana Blayone.  It was inspired by the experience of the vast, open plains we were…

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WHILE I STILL BREATHE - Track 6 Video

I've got an award-winning song this week that I'm delighted to have finally recorded. 

You may remember me giving away a demo version of this week's track, "While I Still Breathe", as part of last summer's Freebie Friday.  I…

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BLOW OVER - Track 5 Video

We've been burning the midnight oil putting the finishing touches on the new CD and audio engineer Dave Vanderploeg and I are pretty pumped about it.  Here's a picture of us at Naturally Digital with our celebratory Vitamin G in…

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