Happy autumn, friends.
I’m very glad to announce that I’ll be playing some solo acoustic shows in Germany, Belgium, Austria, Switzerland, and finally, after all these years, the UK. See details here.
Looking forward to winter, here’s a Record of the Week Club collaboration I participated in back in 2009 with Nikki Komaksiutiksak and Blunderspublik:
Summer is difficult, I know, but soon our beloved winter will return. I’m looking forward to some long-delayed solo shows in the UK, likely in late November or early December. Will post dates and details soon.
The fall season over at ARP Books, where I spend much of my time, looks terrific.
Here’s a Jawbreaker cover from a session I recorded at the University of Manitoba Radio Station.
In my role as managing editor at ARP Books, and as an aspiring ally of Indigenous peoples, I’m proud to have had a small part in helping make this truly wonderful book, The Winter We Danced—Voices From the Past, the Present, and the Idle No More Movement. Find it at your local independent bookstore. The Winnipeg launch is Thursday, May 22, at Neechi Commons.
Here’s another creaky 4-track demo from 2001—“Benediction,” with different lyrics at the end, which I sort of like better than the ones that ended up on Reconstruction Site. Can’t recall why I changed them.
In June I’ll be back in St. John’s, Newfoundland, to attend the annual general meetings of the Literary Press Group of Canada and the Association of Canadian Publishers, and while I’m there I’ll play a solo show at the lovely LSPU Hall on June 12.
Here’s a 4-track demo of Our Retired Explorer I made in April, 2001:
My friend Michael Feuerstack wrote this song for me to sing on his wonderful new record, Singer Songer, available in April on Headless Owl Records.