Latest News

New Video, Wharf Pre-Order, Toronto and Montreal Shows 

Our new video is finally out! Filmed by Grace Glowicki at my Dad's home in Toronto, Leah and I decided to perform our version of Hank Williams' "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry". The song will also be on our new EP, The Wharf which is now available for pre-order at  Check out the video below!

We've also added a few tour dates in Guelph, Calgary, and Cranbrook!
If you'd like to pre-order The Wharf in person, you can do so at our Montreal and Toronto shows coming up SOON:

Thursday June 11, 8pm
Divan Orange 
Montreal, QC
As part of the Fringe Festival w/ OLD MAN LUEDECKE
Facebook Event:

Wednesday June 17, 8pm
Burdock Music Hall
Toronto, ON
w/ Abigail Lapell
Facebook Event:

For all of our glorious tour dates visit:

Video release and Tour and new EP! 

Wow, there is so much happening this summer! I don't think I realized just how much was going on until this week, but I'm excited and ready for it all. 

My dear autoharpist Leah Dolgoy and I finished recording a brand new EP last month. It is finally mixed and mastered, and we'll be printing copies to be ready for release in July! We wanted to make an EP that was mostly acoustic, showcasing the beauty and interplay of the autoharp and banjo (and sometimes guitar), and we invited some of our very special musician friends to collaborate, including Cecile Doo-Kingué (electric guitar), Sam Gleason (electric guitar), Ari Swan (violin) and Quinn Brander (cello). We can't wait to share it with you. 

In the meantime, we recorded a little live off the floor video with Grace Glowicki of one of the singles - a cover of Hank Williams' I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry. The video will be out next week, so keep your eyes open.

For now, I leave you with my first batch of tour dates! I'll be travelling as a duo with Sam Gleason for the Ontario dates and solo for the east coast run. Don't worry, West Coast dates (all with Leah!) will be released shortly! I am so pleased to announce that my first show will be with Old Man Luedecke, one of my banjo heroes. Details below.

Thursday June 11th, 8:30pm
Divan Orange
Montreal, QC
w/ Old Man Luedecke

Wednesday June 17th, 8pm
Toronto, ON
w/ special guests

Friday June 19th, 8pm
The Garnet
Peterborough, ON
w/ special guests

Wednesday June 24th, 10pm
The Red Herring
St. Andrews, NB
w/ Kim Harris

Thursday June 25th, 7:30pm
The Chatterbox Cafe
Pugwash, NS
w/ Kim Harris

Friday June 26th
The Moncton Folk Festival
Moncton, NB

Saturday June 27th, 7pm
The Trellis Cafe
Hubbards, NS
w/ Kim Harris

Tuesday June 30th, 7:30pm
The Company House
Halifax, NS
w/ Kim Harris & Morgan Macdonald

Wednesday July 1st
The Wilder
Kejimkujik National Park, NS
w/ Morgan Macdonald

Friday July 3rd, 7pm
Librairie St. Jean Baptiste
Quebec City, QC
w/ The Two Birdz and The Freewalkers

more shows to be announced soon! All will be posted as the come at

Divan Orange, Montreal, April 29th 9pm 

It's been a while since I've played a big show in Montreal! I'm excited to announce that Leah Dolgoy and I will be performing at Divan Orange on Wednesday April 29th, starting at 9pm. We'll be previewing new material from our upcoming acoustic EP entitled "The Wharf". We're also opening for Gabrielle Papillon, who is releasing her new record The Tempest of Old. 

I'll also be performing with Gabrielle, shredding some electric guitar and singing some backing vocals. Oh and I will have a whole bunch of cross Canada tour dates to announce VERY soon!

Taken at the sweetest house show in Boston. Photo by Stephanie Abinder

US Tour! 

Wow, first of all, apologies for the long silence! There has been lots happening - I have embarked on my first US tour and will be heading back again later this week! I'll be touring with autoharpist Leah Dolgoy down the east coast. Tour dates are as follows:

Thursday, February 26th 8pm
House Concert
Philadelphia, PA
E-mail for details

Friday, February 27th  7pm
House Concert
Towson, MD
E-mail for details

Saturday, February 28th, 7:30pm
The Carter Family Fold
Hiltons, VA
Short opening set for the Yates Family & Brian Grimm

Monday, March 2nd,  7pm
The John C. Campbell Folk School
Brasstown, NC
Wednesday, March 4th
House Concert
Princeton, NJ
E-mail for details

Thursday, March 5th, 8pm
Pete's Candy Store
Brooklyn, NY

Friday, March 6th, 8pm
House Concert
Boston, MA
E-mail for details

Saturday, March 7th, 9pm
Radio Bean
Burlington, VT

Leah and I will be recording a new acoustic EP this coming March, for release (hopefully) this summer! We recorded a little live video in my Dad's apartment in Toronto last week and will be releasing it soon. I'll leave you with a little teaser photograph (by Grace Glowicki).

'Til next time (and I won't leave it for six months this time, I promise!)

Western Canadian Tour 

woaaa, I'm about to hop on Via Rail again to start a beautiful summer tour! I'm headed out west for a while with my dear friend and fellow singer-songwriter Morgan Macdonald. I'll be performing on the train all the way to Vancouver, and then slowly making my way back home through the prairies, and also through Northern Ontario for the first time. For all the tour dates from Mayne Island to Toronto, just look down! Montrealers, take note: I will be back at Chick Pickin' Mondays on July 28th. There are more dates coming! For the most up to date list visit

June 15-17
VIA Rail Canada
(Toronto - Vancouver)

June 20-21
Campbell Bay Music Festival
Mayne Island, BC

Tues. June 24, 6pm
Railway Club Main Stage
Vancouver, BC
w/ Brie Neilson, BW Brandes and Morgan Macdonald

Thurs. June 26
Invermere, BC
w/ Morgan Macdonald

Fri. June 27, 7:30pm
Nelson, BC
w/ Morgan Macdonald

Sat. June 28, 8pm
Streaming Café
Kelowna, BC
w/ Morgan Macdonald

Mon. June 30, 8pm
Cha Island
Edmonton, AB
w/ Sean Brewer and Morgan Macdonald

Thurs. July 3
House Concert
Palmer, SK
w/ Morgan Macdonald and the Sarah Burton Band

Fri. July 4, 6pm
Vangelis Tavern
Saskatoon, SK
w/ Jen Lane and Morgan Macdonald

Sat. July 5, 7:30pm
Grant and Wilton Coffeehouse
Winnipeg, MB
w/ Morgan Macdonald and Rollin Penner & The Travelling Medicine Band

Sun. July 6, 3pm
Pappy's Café
Wabigoon, ON
w/ Morgan Macdonald

Mon. July 7, 9pm
The Apollo
Thunder Bay, ON
w/ Morgan Macdonald

Thurs. July 10, 7pm
The Dakota Tavern
Toronto, ON
w/ Morgan Macdonald

The John Lennon Awards  

As you may have heard, my original song, co-written with the Rusty Horse Band, "Green Mountain State" won the Grand Prize of the John Lennon Songwriting Contest in the Folk Category (Session I) back in August 2013. Now I have a 1/24 chance of winning the Lennon Award for Song of the Year (a 20,000$ prize) and I need your help. Green Mountain State is going head to head in a voting battle against the winner of the Folk Category in Session II. Whoever comes out on top will have a 1/12 shot at the top prize.

Now, in all honesty - I know these voting competitions can be a pain. This is coming at the same time as the CBC Searchlight Competition, not to mention the real Provincial elections in Quebec this Monday (actually if I'm going to encourage you to vote for anything, PLEASE go rock the vote on Monday!). I know many of you will already be voting for your favourite music/political party and I completely understand if you cannot or choose not to participate. I am so grateful for all of the support you have all given me in these past years. But if you wish to lend a hand, or check out the song I'm up against, just visit and vote for your favourite song (whether it be mine or "Your Footprints" by Michelle Lockey). You can vote as much or as little as you want up to once per day from today until April 29th. Feel free to share the link should you so desire.

You are all wonderful. I will have news for you all soon about new tour dates and local shows! In the meantime, for those of you in Montreal you can always catch me on Monday nights at Grumpy's (1242 Rue Bishop) for Chick Pickin' (a most wonderful evening where we showcase women singer-songwriters). It's FREE, and it starts at 9:30pm. 

Oh and here's the live chamber folk edition of Green Mountain State that was filmed at Casa Del Popolo last month! 


Under the Snow Festival with Marissa Nadler! 

Oh, it has been a fantastic month, and it keeps getting better. I just got back from Kansas City, Missouri last week for the Folk Alliance conference, where I was playing music all day and all night. I picked up some new skills on banjo, learning from some incredible teachers including Riley Baugus and Ken Perlman and stayed up late playing in hotel rooms and showcases with Gabrielle Papillon (who by the way is coming out with a new album!).

Jammin' in La La Land

This week the Under The Snow Festival begins! I am very excited to be part of the line-up, and absolutely floored that I'll be opening up for Marissa Nadler. I've been a fan of hers since I was in my late teens. Part of me still can't believe that I'll be playing on the same stage! She has a new album out, called "July". I'll be bringing back Ari Swan and Quinn Brander on strings as well as Lisa Malachowski on backing vocals. The show is this Saturday March 8th at Casa del Popolo, doors open at 8:30pm! Get your tickets in advance here,'cause this one might just sell out:

See you all soon!

Show this Friday with Peter Katz! 

Let's just say I am so so so excited for this show. I'll be playing as a trio with Ari Swan (violin) and Quinn Brander (cello). We have rearranged old songs with the help of Nick Lavigne and may even do a new song or two.

All the details (and tickets) are here:
8pm, Friday February 7th!

Did I mention we are opening for Folk machine Peter Katz!?

New Year, New Projects, New Shows 

I am long overdue for a post, aren't I? The last few months have been incredible- an east coast tour with Heirloom, amazing jam times the Folk Music Ontario conference, playing a couple of sweet shows with my very own Dad and guitar master Martin Posen, and finally coming home to Montreal to rest a while in my hometown.

Heirloom hanging out in Cape Breton for the very first time.

The new year is bringing some exciting things too! I am now the official host of Chick Pickin' Mondays at Grumpy's, a singer-songwriter night for women folks. Each week we have a new guest coming through, sometimes local, sometimes from the other end of the country (including friends Jenny and Kristen Berkel, Ainsley McNeaney, Heirloom, Gabrielle Papillon, Cécile Doo-Kingué... the list goes on!). The full schedule can be viewed at I'll be there most weeks, brandishing a banjo or a guitar, or potentially both, performing my usual material, and some unusual material (covers, and hopefully some new songs very soon).

Next week I am off to record on Gabrielle Papillon's new album! I'll be flying in to Halifax, sticking around for a few days to record some banjo, vocals and perhaps other random instruments. I am so excited for her new record. As part of my new years resolution to finally write some new material, I'm planning on hanging out for a few extra days to get inspired by the ocean, and jam with some of my beautiful East Coast musician friends.

When I get back I've got a really special show coming up- I am very excited to announce that I'll be opening for Peter Katz at Petit Campus on February 7th. More details coming soon, but save the date in the meantime! I may even have some sweet guests coming to play with me too. 

Happy New Year (and I promise to post more sooner rather than later),


John Lennon Songwriting Contest & POP Montreal 

 I am so pleased to announce that the song "Green Mountain State" that I co-wrote with the Rusty Horse Band (and was featured in Sarah Polley's film, "Take This Waltz") just won the John Lennon Songwriting Contest in the Folk Category! Check us out on the front page:

We are so stoked, and what fabulous news to receive while on tour. Leah and I have had a fabulous trip - We are on the train home to Montreal as we speak, Leah's editing some sweet photos beside me and we're just catching up on some e-mails. We'll be posting some good ones soon!

In the meantime, here's a shot of us playing with Sarah Jane Scouten and Kristen Berkel in Bruno, SK! We happened to run into them in Saskatoon the night before, and they invited us to come celebtrate the arrival of CTV Saskatoon, in Bruno. We jammed all day, and Leah even line danced.

Oh and did I mention that we'll be playing TWICE at POP Montreal this year? Come hang out at Petit Campus on Friday Sept. 27th for 8:30pm (, or at Brasserie Beaubien on Sunday Sept. 29th (with the full band!) at 9:15pm (, or both! We'd love to see you there.

'till next time!


Mailing List

Email Format

Northeast Southwest 
Now Available!

Bandcamp | iTunes

In stores in Montreal: 
Cheap Thrills | Phonopolis 
L'Oblique | Atom Heart