Hello friends, 

I was recently made aware of a nationwide prison strike in US (and now Canadian) prisons beginning August 21st and ending September 9th.

The strike, organized by Jailhouse Lawyers speak and Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee (IWOC)…

New Album Soon!

I am delighted to announce that I have signed with Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, and my new album will be released in Canada in partnership with Acronym Records on October 26 (and with Smithsonian Folkways Recordings outside of Canada). I am…

MidWest+ Tour


I wanted to let you all know a little bit about what I’ve been up to. A new album is in the works.  I’ve been writing up a storm and will be heading into the studio to record…



I have seen those parts of myself 
Kicked rocks down into the wells where 
bejeweled anger and bitterness 
sit in bearskin coats, rotting together 
maybe like veal gone bad or - 
some old priest with gangrene 

One red bird coasting…

THANK YOU Credits for 'Nine Pin'!

As the 'Nine Pin' record reaches its six month anniversary, I'd like to publicly thank some PledgeMusic backers who helped the record come to life:

Martin Nuttall at LITTLEgiants music
Anne Louise Genest
Mark Sustic
Sue & Rich Hanson

Utne Reader Features 'Saint Elizabeth'

We're only three days into May and there are already many exciting things happening. Firstly, all Pledgers received the advance digital release of my new record 'Nine Pin' today! I'm so happy to get it out into the sound waves…