Friday, November 18, 2016

a haiku (in honour of video release day)

I sang about cars.
Switched the pronouns on purpose.
It's the modern age.


Monday, November 14, 2016

new video on Friday

photo: Susan Busse

Hi friends,

On Friday, Blake and I are releasing a video of a live performance that we shot at Village Guitar and Amp Co. in Saskatoon. I'm so happy with how it turned out. So happy with the vision that videographer Dan Canfield brought to the project. If you're a fan of what I do here at BP Industries (y'know, bustin' my butt takin' a chance at a big dream) then it would mean everything if on Friday you would share it, like it, and whatever else the kids do these days.

Thanks for believing.
And happy Supermoon.


Thursday, November 10, 2016

the feeling of purpose

photo: Carey Shaw
Yesterday, in the strange post-US-election world, I felt lost and confused and unsure of what to do with myself. In typical fashion, I turned to work. I prepared for a new undertaking. It was easier than I thought it would be: it helped that it was a beautiful fall day, and that I kept a date with two of my favourite humans and collaborators: Jeremy Sauer and Steve Leidal. We did what we do... talked music, and traded concepts. We created and cooperated. 

Steve has been tasked with preparing orchestral scores for a pair of my songs. The size and scope and sound are immense to me. I'm used to managing three to eight musicians. When I heard Steve's arrangements, they moved me with emotion. They made me wonder how I will hold myself together with 22 orchestra musicians making magic happen with me. The arrangements, along with two others by Drew Jurecka [Jill Barber], will be premiered in my debut with the Regina Symphony Orchestra on December 17th. It's a huge step for me, and I know that it's an event local to Regina. But I'm working on making the event accessible to more people than just my community. I want to share it with all of you. I want you all to know what it sounds like If you are in my neck of the woods, you can pick up tickets for the December 17th show here.

So I woke up blue yesterday. But with Jeremy and Steve, I remembered my purpose, and it filled my heart with gratitude for my job and those who support me in it.


Sunday, September 4, 2016


Our album release for Town To Town/Saskatchewan on September 27, 2015 at The Artesian.

Happy Labour Day!

I've done my fair share of shows at The Artesian in Regina. Honestly, I've probably done more than my fair share. It's my favourite place to play in the city. I love the room, and moreso the community that supports it.

You may have already heard, but The Artesian is going through some changes. They're becoming a non-profit, which is a wonderful to make the space more accessible to a greater swath of artists.

The man who has quietly been at the centre of this, Mr. Andrew Manera, is an old friend of mine. Actually, he's my old boss, from my theatre technician days. He's always astonished me with his thoughtful solutions, and diplomatic personality. Trust me... he had to have it in spades to handle the demands of being a production manager.

I'm excited for the change... to see more shows in the venue, and to witness how a new approach will influence and shape the future of something that I have long cherished.

To learn a little more, check out their weekend of events that's coming up. I'll be playing there on Friday, September 9th.


Friday, September 2, 2016

smoke and lights

Hey there,

I'm calling today WTF Friday. As in, "WTF. Why don't I release that video on Friday?"

Hope you enjoy. Big thanks to Creative Saskatchewan for assistance in making this baby.