I am finally back home after two weeks of touring around with Via Rail’s Artist on Board program! Toronto to Vancouver and then back again, I had the pleasure of sharing my music with people from around the world.
Traveling around and playing music is a dream and passion of mine. In 13 days, I played nearly 50 sets of original songs and iconic Canadian covers. Over my years of performing, nothing has been like playing live on a train for consecutive days in a row. At first it was challenging to get comfortable playing music while moving constantly, but after getting used to moving, playing got a lot easier.
Performing so intimately with people of all ages was my biggest gift from this tour. Oftentimes, I can get caught up with the business side of performing, stages, other bands, pictures, sound, fans, crowds,bars,opinions, judgements, how many people you are brining out, progress, and just all around artistic distractions. Being able to play songs that I have written for over the past 10 years, and having people interested in my story and why I write has restored my connection to music on a more human level. Take away everything other than physically playing guitar and singing, and what I had left with was joy, but ultimately connection. Having people sing along to songs that you have written, hearing their voices align with yours is the greatest gift to any writer or artist, and for me personally.
I met so many great people along the way, and I am so thankful for the opportunity to travel with my music. Thank you to everyone who has supported me, whether we have just met, or whether you have been a part of my music journey over the years!
Photo: Lisa MacIntosh Photography
A personal dream of mine has always been to have my own duplicated CD. I am a CD baby at heart, and although digital downloads are great and vinyl is cool, I am most connected to CD’s.
Being an independent artist on a major budget sometimes means that you don’t always get what you want when you want it. It’s a good thing that patience is my best virtue! When I released Steady Sun in July 2014, I went the digital route, well, because of costs and costs only. Although it is a year later, I am so happy to provide my fans with physical copies!
If you would like to purchase a physical copy, please use this link here
Last Monday August 2 I had the pleasure of chatting with Heather Fielding on the Acoustic Workshop show live on CIUT 89.5 FM. Listen to the whole interview here
Today I received some great news!
In light of CBC Music’s Searchlight contest, I am pleased to share with you an article printed in Halton Hill’s Independent Free Press newspaper about me and my music,
The article describes my original song “Song About Spring”, which has been submitted to CBC Music for their Searchlight contest. It is great to have the community involved and a big thank you the paper for the article!
To read the entire article, click here
A big thank you goes out to all the supporters, fans, friends, family, and now my local community!
I am very happy to share with you some great news.
I have waited most of my life to have my music featured on the radio, and that time has finally come! This week I charted #12 on CHRY 105.5 FM Top 30! For those of you who don’t know, I am relocated to Hawaii until future notice, and although I missed it being aired on live radio, you can check out the live interview feature me and my music here!
Click this link to check out the charts!
I can’t thank everyone enough for all of your support, my music life is changing in so many ways!
I am very happy to share with you today my new music and new EP Steady Sun!
I want to send out a special thank you to folks over at Hannah•Kin Studio for their patience and hard work on this EP. I would also like to thank my close friends, fans, and family for their support and confidence in me to continue to write and play music. It is very easy to get discouraged in this industry, but when it comes down to it the only thing that really matters to me is the joy and privilege to be able to play music and share it with the world.
What can you expect from Steady Sun?
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To all of my lovely fans and friends!
As myself and folks over at HannahKin Studio work on the final stages of my new EP “Steady Sun”, we can’t help but be very excited for it’s release! Over the past couple of months, we have been busy in the studio recording brand new songs, along with a couple oldies which have been recorded with new inspiration and sounds. Please stay tuned, and in the meantime, check out a couple great studio shots!
Collette tracking bass
Kyle, Jordan, and Ben from HannahKin Studio setting up for some special recordings at St Alban’s Church in Glen Williams
Ben from HannahKin Studio playing beautiful sitar sounds