Autumn begins. The sky is beginning to change, and the leaves are changing colours. Lately I have been listening to SO MUCH Spotify in the morning as I prepare the coffee, as I work away in my workspace. I’ve been discovering some gems, but I also want to showcase some locals that really inspire me.
It is the long weekend that marks the end of summer, and while I have been out of school for a long long time, the arrival of autumn still feels like a new start. I am spending a lazy afternoon in my apartment, coffee at my side. I just finished eating a gorgeous brunch with my partner, Mitch, and I am reminiscing on Summer 2018 and all of the amazing music that filled my heart in these few short months.
Spring has come and gone. Now we are in full-blown summer. I am sitting in my living room with a fan on my windowsill and a mug of coffee at my side. The sun is streaming in through the window and my heart feels light.
I thought it was spring, but then there was a snowstorm. Here are some standout tracks that I have been compiling over the winter months- a folky, dreamy playlist for cold toes and warm coffee. ps. total album plug here- but all of my music is also available on Spotify and you can follow me HERE.
It is time for part 2 of my 100 things series. When I embarked on playing 100 shows, I hadn't expected that here I'd be in December, with a glass of homemade beer in my hand typing out my 100 favourite memories/facts. I hope in this instalment I can share a bit more about my challenges on the road, introduce you to some friends I've made and highlight some of the fun times I've had this year by taking you on a bit of a behind the scenes look at what my year of 100 shows was like.
It has been a crazy year! From Toronto, to Charlottetown, to Vancouver and back again, I have traversed across turtle island, playing more than 100 shows- making new friends, seeing so much of this land I call home and sharing my music with all of you!
Honestly, this is the scariest project I've ever undertaken. I left my day-job, and dove headfirst into music. I made a simple goal, play 100 shows across Canada and I documented my process. I booked and performed 100 shows as an independent artist, charted on college radio throughout Canada and even got a significant chunk of airplay on CBC Radio 1. What I didn't expect, was all of the warmth and amazingness offered to me by my hosts, supporters and friends. What I didn't expect was to fall in love with touring, completely.
This is 100% because of you and your support, and I don't say that lightly. Each person who has shared my music to a friend, come to a show, covered one of my songs or sent me a letter has contributed to this successful year.
I played 100 shows in 9 provinces and 48 cities.
In celebration of achieving my goal I want to share with you 100 things; about my year, my ups and downs, and all of my crazy adventures. Let me share my year with you.
It's autumn, and I'm falling in love with new music all of the time and I want to share with you some of the artists and songs that are inspiring me this season. I love making Spotify playlists and using this platform to discover new artists and to listen to the work of friends. ps. total album plug here- but all of my music is also available on Spotify and you can follow me HERE.
Fall has officially begun, and something about the leaves changing colour, the school supplies and halloween candy popping up at my grocery store or a mixture of the two has left me feeling inspired to start a new chapter. Thus, the blog.