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Solos Going Steady #6: Live sets in support of the Ottawa Food Bank 

Once again this year I'll be playing a short solo set as part of the annual Solos Going Steady show at Irene's.

Whether or not I cover a song from Singles Going Steady remains to be seen!


Spend your Leap Year Saturday night at Irene's with these fine singer-songwriters who will all play relatively short solo sets. 

During those long post-holiday, winter months, folks in need are not alway top of mind, so we originally put this show together to help support the Ottawa Food Bank. We'll be collecting donations. Happy to accept none perishables, but cash is always best. Look for the big jar at the door, or on the bar! 

Set times will be posted here closer to the show, but sets will start at 9pm!

The continuing story of deciding to stay and swim...again!  

The back cover of the original Decide To Stay And Swim CD

Who is the girl on the back cover?  

I used to get this question back when the Decide To Stay and Swim CD came out on Kelp in 2004 and started to get some traction.

Some 16 years later, I can tell you her name is Hannah Poirier and she's become a wonderful photographer, studying her art in Halifax. When it came time to assemble the new record, I asked Hannah if she would be interested in having carte blanche to choose one of her pieces for the cover of Decide To Stay and Swim Again

And I'm psyched with what she chose.

Those of you who've ordered the record will be the first to see Hannah's work for this 180g vinyl limited release. The LP ships in February, so the unveil of Hannah's work is coming soon!

And there's still time to order one. If you'd like to secure a copy, details are here.


New song + Happy New Year!  


Here's an acoustic love letter to all you non-ball droppers out there on NYE!

Happy New Year everyone!

All the very best for 2020.

Remember to order your copy of the limited edition vinyl LP 'Decide To Stay And Swim Again'. Details here.


Latest newsletter and LP pre-order details  

The brand new mystery cover will be unveiled in the new year

The pre-order for the 180 gram vinyl version of Decide To Stay And Swim Again is well underway!

If you want to secure a copy, please check out this page and pick how you'd like to receive it. I'm hoping we'll have them in hand sometime in February and will start delivering/mailing as soon as possible.

Be sure to include your email with your payment so I can keep in touch.

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Looking for information on the Decide To Stay And Swim Again vinyl pre-order?

Official release date: April 2, 2020

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