“Retrieve Bessie Blue”

In September 2016 I took off on a 10 week tour of the US of A in my beloved 1983 Dodge camper van, Bessie Blue. My man and I drove from Vancouver down the coast to LA, cut across the desert along Route 66 to Oklahoma, headed South to New Orleans and then drove to Nashville, […]

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shake down 2017

January 27th marked the second annual Shake Shake Shake concert in benefit of Parkinson’s Disease at Vancouver’s Imperial. Oh what a night! Hosted by actor/comedian/MC Brian Cook, the show was filled with many laughs, fantastic local music and lots of dancing! We had approximately 250 people out and raised just under $17,000 for Parkinson Society British […]

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Chapter 3 – route 66

Eating $7 oatmeal at Whole Foods in Nashville, TN stressing about my financial status, how my December is looking for gigs (anyone need a band for their Christmas party?) and how I will get back to Nashville as quickly as I leave. I’ve been here one day and have decided it will be every bit as […]

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Chapter 2 – sharks in the water

My eyes are red and puffy, for once not from lack of sleep but from balling my eyes out after saying goodbye to my man at 4am this morning at the airport. B is off to tour with The Washboard Union, opening for Country legend Dwight Yoakam, and I am alone in New Orleans. But, […]

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Chapter 1 – on the road… finally

Currently sitting in a cozy living room in Albuquerque, New Mexico drinking coffee and listening to the rooster crow outside. It’s Balloon Fiesta here and this morning the sky was littered with beautiful hot air balloons. We spent the night with some of B’s family and are taking advantage of the amenities (shower, laundry, etc.) […]

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Magnolia

a symbol of feminine beauty, nobility, and perseverance. It’s the perseverance that really resonates with me here. I was having coffee with a friend and fellow musician the other day, and she said she had come to terms with the fact that being in music is a “life long journey”, and she’s right. You pretty much sign up for the […]

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advantures of the North…

Today I arrived back in Vancouver after an extended trip to Northern, BC for Kispiox Valley Music Festival. We left Thursday morning (today is Wednesday) at 8am after piling a PA system, drum kit, bass, bass cab, 2 guitars, guitar amp, 4 full grown men with their bags and myself into Bessie Blue (my van). […]

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#vanlife

Well, it’s official. I am living in a van.  Not just any van, my van, Bessie. Between launching my Pledge Campaign, selling my clothes (moving into a van is cause for a downsize), and this post, it might appear that this whole musician life isn’t working out so hot for me. But my friends I assure you it is […]

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pledge for me!

Hello! I wanted to thank you for all of your support on my musical endeavors this past year and beyond. It means the world to me to have you on my team. I am writing to let you know that I have launched a PledgeMusic Campaign to help fund my album due out this Fall! […]

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your dreams are calling…

If your dreams were calling you, who would be on the other end of the line? Would it be a lover, present or wished for? Would it be a job? Maybe a company? Would it be the lottery or a sudden inheritance from an undiscovered relative? Would it be someone who has come and gone […]

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