6th time's a charm

hey! the battle of the SADS 6 is coming up.

i think this is the best idea i ever had. for those who are not familiar, musicians compete to perform the saddest song. this year it's a live stream and the audience can vote online. i may or may not have a super sad song about the pandemic ready to go by then, haha.

go to the doktor luke's facebook page for more details and check out the facebook event. you also have til the end of february to buy a 50/50 raffle ticket (must be a resident of nova scotia!). last year we raised over $1600 dollars, with half going to the raffle winner and the other half going to support caper radio.

last thing, here is a video of a song i wrote for tamarack called silver thaw - we had an ice storm this week and the world has been a sparkly wonderland for two days. it's worth the price of power outages to live in a jewel, i think.

Posted: 2022-02-07 21:52:15 UTC by ap

pandemics are unproductive

i hope shows can start happening again soon. i need to play more gigs! i am losing the calluses on my fingers, haha.

Posted: 2021-09-18 14:13:11 UTC by ap

blast from the past

my friend dave sent me this video of us performing together from a few years ago, and it just feels nice to see it again! he is such a wonderful songwriter.

Posted: 2021-06-10 01:54:38 UTC by ap

tired of the pandemic

it's been too long since I have played with my band(s). i have a gig coming up, which is both exciting and a bit spooky. but it doesn't replace the feeling of fellowship that comes from spending time with my bandmates and practicing and playing. so this week i have been playing a lot of tamarack songs just by myself, and i recorded a few. they are not as good as they are with the band, but i suppose this will have to do until this stupid pandemic goes away.

Posted: 2021-03-21 18:03:41 UTC by ap

open doors

my friend molly babin is not only an amazing musician, she is also organizing and filming this amazing series of interviews and videos called open doors: cape breton women in harmony. before the pandemic there were also some live shows, but the interviews are pretty awesome i think, it's more intimate, getting a glimpse into the performers' homes and lives.

check out open doors on facebook and youtube for more awesome female musicians in cape breton.

Posted: 2021-02-10 13:55:24 UTC by ap

from the caper vault

so we recorded some tunes in a blanket fort for caper radio - i think about 2017-ish? and for various reasons they never got released. but since the pandemic, the radio station folks have had the opportunity to dig up some of these absolutely gorgeous videos full of sparkly lights. keep an eye on their youtube channel and facebook page for more excellent content forthcoming.

Posted: 2021-01-13 15:48:15 UTC by ap

xmas time is here!

it's the most wonderful time of the year!

Posted: 2020-12-20 11:24:26 UTC by ap

wild hearts (video)

Posted: 2020-12-20 03:21:22 UTC by ap

wild hearts

Here is that fire valley fire song i was telling you about ----> wild hearts

also, check out the sidebar for an upcoming xmas show. i am also doing an xmas singalong for kids at the library on dec 14th, because i am a mom now, haha.

Posted: 2019-11-25 23:15:56 UTC by ap

a new wind will blow

i haven't posted much lately. but i have a really great excuse. i was busy growing a human!

meet my little girl, river! she's been keeping me busy for the last little while, but i will be getting back into the swing of things soon.

while i was pregnant i had the chance to play some gigs, and i also got to do some special guest spots on some recordings that i am really excited about. one is the upcoming album by fire valley fire, and the other is this sweet rap song by mitchell bailey. check them out!

Posted: 2019-08-15 21:40:11 UTC by ap