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Nothin’ Idle about this January

This Sunday January 27th is a busy day:   in the afternoon, I’ll be playing some tunes as part of Amy Campbell’s “Month of Sundays” series at The Mascot, in Parkdale, 1267 Queen W, from 2 to 5 pm.  Sharing the stage with Ms Campbell herself, and the lovely Shawna Caspi.

Then, I’ll be packing up my guitar and be booting over to the other end of town to take part in the notorious Wrecking Ball , a political theatre happening: this one is the Idle No More edition, with brand new works by Waawaate Fobister, Falen Johnson, Andrew Moodie, Yvette Nolan & Jordan Tannahill, Hosted by Andre Morriseau with Hoop Dance performance by Arik Pipestem & Song performance by Cathy Elliot.  I’m going to be acting in Jordon’s brand new script –  and I do mean brand new, since for the Wrecking Ball, playwrights are given a week and no more to write a new play on the theme.  Stoked! 

Also, there are those who’ve been asking:  when are you going to be playing a show again in Toronto? I’ll admit, it has been a while – i have been performing hither and yon with SPIN, but not much playing in my home town lately.  Well,  Sunday afternoon will be sweet and casual in my Parkdale neighbourhood, and then a week later on Feb 2, I’ll be doing a solo set at the Flying Beaver Pubaret (gets my vote for awesome venue name), sharing the bill with chanteuse Suzanne Nuttall.  Trivia Fact:  Suzanne produced my very first record, back in 2001 (Things That Should Be Warnings”).  She is wonderful.  She used to have a funk band called Sue de Nym.   Before that she had a folk band called Bare Bones.   She is now stripping it back to her solo thing – it has been a super long time since we have shared a stage – and I’m very much looking forward to it.