Tell us about your new album/ tour?
My new album Domestic Eccentric is really good folk music about really contemporary things like living and insisting on your dream and trying to navigate having a young family while doing it. I moved as a city kid to the country ten years ago with no way to make a living and the album is a bit of a celebration of that. Recorded with a top bluegrass musician from Nashville, Tim O’Brien, at my place in rural Nova Scotia in a cabin I built by hand. The songs are sad and funny, catchy and richly stripped down.
What’s your favourite work at this point in time?
Wait a While on Domestic Eccentric is the type of music I always wanted to make. The fretless gourd banjo I played really grooves with the West African style percussion and electric guitar lines. It was a fun morning recording it live in the snowy covered cabin I built in Nova Scotia. The words are spare and right.
How would you describe your sound in food form and why?
I’m craving a plate of Chinese broccoli in garlic sauce— it’s crunchy and the leaves and garlic are a bit rich with oil. The taste is bitter and sweet, simple and deep.
What, or who, inspires you?
I’ve been writing love songs, happy and hurting, good and less good, heard and unheard inspired by the girl I met in the far north of Canada in Dawson City Yukon for 18 years.
Which song do you wish you wrote?
You shook me all night long.
What’s next for you?
I go home next week for a two week break and full on reconnect with my kids before I carry on down the road.
What’s your scene?
I like city people gone country or rural. And hip rural people in the city and country. Basically I like good people who have enough confidence in themselves to not try and make you feel like shit. Getting older helps you not care or need the other kind of people.
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