ECMA Nomination for SUNSET SUNRISE

Say what?!!! SUNSET SUNRISE got nominated for an East Coast Music Association (ECMA) award for Electronic Recording of the Year!!! Who would have thought that a recording we created with so much love for our dearly departed loved ones, Graham Howcroft and Ryan Parke would be celebrated like this. What a huge honour it is to be nominated for this award.  We took inspiration from the St. John’s sunrises/sunsets last February for the RPM Challenge. Much of the musical inspiration came from early Kraftwerk and the beautiful effected flute of Paul Horn.   Sending a great big hug and a deep bow of gratitude to my musical partners, Kim Henninger and Shawn Parke read more

New Recording Project

It’s an exciting day for this flute looper, a moment I’ve been working towards for many months now. I begin the first of three new recording projects which will have me digging into completely new territory and collaborating with people I greatly admire. We’re combining: two of my favourite instruments (a gorgeous Gemeinhardt Musical Instruments effected alto flute and omnichord), my favourite poem (“The Invitation” by Canadian author, Oriah Mountain Dreamer), one seriously inspiring yoga instructor (Jenn King of Moksha Yoga Halifax) and one of our favourite practices, Yin Yoga.

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Hitting the Road in 2018

Happy New Year! I’m writing to you from snowy St. John’s after returning from an inspiring time composing and performing in North Carolina. Exciting plans are in the works for 2018. I’ll be touring Eastern Canada in the Spring and North Carolina in June. I have some fun festival dates lined up for the summer and will share news about that soon. Spending most of the winter getting cozy recording and teaching in my music studio. My goal for 2018? To live with extraordinary effortlessness in ALL endeavours! Have a stellar 2018. You deserve it.

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Writing and Recording

A quick update to let everyone know what’s on the go for this hibernating flute looper. I’ve been taking a bit of time away from the stage to focus on writing and recording some new material for a bunch of new solo recording projects. Can’t wait to share more about those projects real soon! Been steady at it with a bunch of remote recording sessions and film work too. More exciting news coming soon! Stay warm and see you in the New Year!

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Musicians for Musicians

I’ve got goosebumps thinking about all of the amazing musicians who are donating their time to perform at our Musicians for Musicians 2017 concert to help raise money for AFM/CFM Local 820‘s NL Musicians’ Emergency Relief Fund. Tune into CBC TV’s “Here and Now” tonight to hear me speak about why I helped start up this fund as well as checking out these articles in The Overcast: https://theovercast.ca/jam-packed-line-up-for-nl-musicians-emergency-fund-show and The Muse: http://themuse.ca/2017/10/19/support-st-johns-musicians-show-at-the-ship-helps-musicians-in-need

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Where You’ll Find Me at MusicNL Week

Will you be at MusicNL Week? 25 years strong baby! That’s something to celebrate! Let’s get our groove on! Here’s where you’ll be able to catch me live and the slots are nice and early: FRI OCT 13th at 1pm – MusicNL Export Buyers Showcase – St. John’s Convention Centre – Bannerman Ballroom / SAT OCT 14th at 9:15pm – Hip Hop & Electronic Stage – Club One – https://www.facebook.com/events/1644872728877398 Can’t wait to see all of your great big smiles real soon! I’m ready to dance! Are you? : )

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New Brunswick Tour / MusicNL Award Nomination

Home sweet home in St. John’s after driving 6400 km. From St. John’s to Fredericton to Saint John to Evandale to Sussex to Bathurst to Lameque Island to Cheticamp Island to Stephenville to Burgeo and the long drive home. 2 awesome mechanics for the flat tire and cranky muffler, so many beautiful sunsets, inspiring music, my lovely Acadian family, delicious food and so much more. To top it all off? Arriving at home to discover a MusicNL nomination for Instrumental Recording of the Year for SUNSET SUNRISE! It feels good to be home with this warm heart and so many wonderful memories. To all of you who I was so fortunate to spend time with on the road, THANK YOU. Sending a special thanks to Floodstock and Third Shift – Art Works After Dark in Saint John for such amazing performing experiences. I can’t wait to tour through New Brunswick again.

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National Flute Convention

This is my first time attending the National Flute Convention and I’m totally blown away! Such amazing talent everywhere. Super informative workshops about everything flute and many inspiring concerts! It’s an honour to be performing at this year’s convention. Mark down Sat Aug 12 from 5:00 – 5:45pm for some “Flute and Film” with Viviana Guzman and myself sharing our original music and film! #NFAFlute2017

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