Reviews -well sorta

I finally got around to sending the new album out to about 150 places so I’m hoping to see some reviews trickle in over the next few months. But until then here’s what someone at The Scope had to say as well as Fred’s Records in St. John’s. Added bonus -if you order my CD through Fred’s you get the satisfaction of supporting my shoestring adventure tour AND a hold out gem of a record store.

Fred’s Records got the deadly gear!

A little review from the kind folks at The Scope

Anti-racist calypso

This is certainly one of the more provocative numbers on the new album. I pretty much never play it live but thought I should let it see the light of day.

New shows added to the tour:

Fri Nov 15 – Peterborough, ON – The Spill, 9PM

Thurs Nov 21 – Winnipeg, MB – Mondragon Bookstore and Coffeehouse, 7PM

Songs For Topical Use

Hey everyone! I’m super excited to announce that my new album, Songs For Topical Use, is finished! Currently I’m working on booking a tour and preparing a giant mail-out. I want to thank the generous contributions of MusicNL, The Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council and The City of St. John’s Arts Council.

The official album launch is Oct 25 at Rocket Room right here in St. John’s, Newfoundland. 8pm, $20 (includes CD) with The Duane Andrews Quartet.

In the mean time, I’ll be offering up a new preview track every Friday evening until the release. It’s tough to know which songs to use since the album covers a lot of different styles but I gotta start somewhere. Here’s a little satirical klezmer to get you primed. Coming up next…vegetarian swing and protest calypso!

Happy 100th Birthday Woody Guthrie!

On July 14, 1912, the world was gifted with the great troubadour Woody Guthrie. To celebrate I’ve posted my take on one of his lesser known gems, “I’ve Got to Know.” Have a listen, like it, comment on it, share it with your peeps and watch out for my new album which should be finished for this coming fall.