Just back from a whirlwind visit to Toronto for the Canadian Folk Music Awards. So much fun, and so many wonderful surprises. The biggest was being given the Young Performer of the Year at the CFMA. Congratulations to all my fellow nominees – it was so fun to find out about you all, and so exciting to see another Nova Scotia artist, Dave Gunning take two awards from the CFMA’s. Yay Dave! Thanks to all the folks who took the time to listen to Beauty Queen, and who gave me and all the great people who made it happen, their stamp of approval.
I’ll be back and forth to Toronto in December to visit again, as I’m starting work on the project with John Angus MacDonald (still calling it Songs for the After Pageant Party at the moment!) and can’t wait to get back in studio with John-Angus, Nick and Cone starting December 17th – just about a year to the day I started working on Beauty Queen!

Performance-wise, this week I’m excited to be getting together with my friend Carleton Stone for a show on the 10th – a sort of house concert that we’re calling Songversation – in the Green Room at the Bauer Theatre in Antigonish. This is an all ages show starting at 7.30 so tell your friends, and come enjoy a few tunes with us.

Then on December 16th I’m very proud to be joining Jenn Grant, Carmen Townsend, Christine Campbell, Ria Mae and Mo Kenney to support young Emma MacRae, who is being treated for Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia. Please get your tickets for this event taking place at Montes Showbar and Grill on Waverly Road in Dartmouth – tickets at all TicketPro locations!

We’re on the countdown to Christmas now, so I guess my mom will have to turn the furnace on. As a little salute to everyone whose mom has NOT turned the furnace on yet, I’m going to offer a free download of a song from my first album….Angel and Me. Just right click and you’ll get the download option! So please! Fill yer boots! And enjoy the snow – I mean, it’s coming so….get out and play in it!