MY STORY

 


Since recording my first LP in 1984, I’ve recorded 14 albums of original and adapted traditional music across a broad range of the Roots Music genre. My songs have been recorded in turn by some of the most legendary names in Acoustic Music.

I might be best recognized for my historically-based ballads, written on Pacific Canadian themes and recorded with my group Tiller’s Folly. In 2015 we released Stirring Up Ghosts, a CD collection of 24 historically-based songs.

While Tiller’s Folly celebrates its 20th Anniversary, we are also involved in cooperative projects The Great Canadian Songbook (with Ken Lavigne and Diyet) and Voices for the Salish Sea (with The Wilds, Ta’Kaiya Blaney and the British Columbia Boys Choir).

I’m also emerging as a solo performer, story teller, compere and media host. My 2017 release Waiting for Rain draws on a lifetime of experience. It is retrospective, nostalgic and Bluesy in nature, while highlighting my ability as songsmith, vocalist and classical (nylon string) guitarist.

 

"His words and melodies are at once populist, minimally produced and poignant while at the same time singularly powerful and sincere".  - Tom May, River City Folk (NPR)