RIVER ROAD - Track 4 Video

"River Road" was co-written with Thomm Jutz on a trip to Nashville last year.  I grew up in the small town of Jedburgh in the south of Scotland where the Jed Water has flowed for thousands of…

WORKING ON FAITH - Track 2 Video

"Sometimes you gotta close your eyes, jump off, hold on, you'll reach it….

This is a lyric line from “Working On Faith”, the 2nd song from my upcoming live CD.  As a full-time musician and songwriter,…

MAKING SOMETHING RAW & REAL

My art nowadays is songs - writing, recording and performance - it's what I do and who I am and it's really about letting the music write and play me so I become the work of art.  I try to…

NEW SINGLE & LYRIC VIDEO - HIGHWAY HOME

Highway Home is one of my favourite songs from my "Underneath" record and will be my latest single going out to radio. I put together a "lyric" video for you to check out. It was filmed using my Iphone…

FROM THE ROLLING HILLS TO THE FLATLANDS

Looking out the window of the plane, the stunning vista of candy floss clouds and Saskatchewan flatlands is a far cry from the rollings hills of the Scottish Borders where I grew up.  And yet, each has its own distinct…

"VITAMIN M"

FREEBIE FRIDAYS
My old pal Ian McLean coined the phrase "Vitamin M" when it would come time to get paid for a gig.  Now I see my life in music as having two kinds of "Vitamin M", one for money…

OUT OF HIBERNATION

 

Yes it's the end of hibernation and no it wasn't just the wickedly cold winter that has kept me quiet.  The last 6 months have been a busy creative time - keeping my head down inside my songwriting…

SONGS IN THE AIR

As someone who has been writing songs for many years, I've always been fascinated by the mystery of pulling songs out of the air. If you read Paul Zollo's book, "Songwriters On Songwriting", you'll hear this described in…

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ALBERTA, ALBERTA


Alberta, Alberta what a trip you were! Big thanks to all the kind folks who hosted my concerts and looked after us. Steve & Karen Gosse & the Uptown Folk Club in Edmonton, the Blayones in the Big Red House…