20 January 2016

Freedom Singer

January 20th, 2016|Inspiration Station, News|

Khari McClelland is a beautiful friend of mine. His heart and soul are as big as his talents. He’s been working on a gorgeous project called Freedom Singer. It reflects upon experiences of the Underground Railroad and people’s quest for humanity and freedom. Khari’s own great-great-great grandmother was a slave and made the long journey to Canada. He retraced her steps and became curious. He read stories and became even more curious. He heard people share and he wondered  “What was the music that followed these people on their journey?”.  His music is potent and stirring, heavy and hopeful. I was honoured to sing these powerful songs with Khari and this fine group of people. At times the music was so moving, so real that all we could do was sing on through our tears.

You can watch the full performance here: Freedom Singer

Here is a picture of the entire group!
Big thanks to the CBC Toque Sessions for presenting this wonderful show!

3 January 2016

The Laughing Heart

January 3rd, 2016|Inspiration Station, News|

My mission for 2016!

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The Laughing Heart

your life is your life
don’t let it be clubbed into dank submission.
be on the watch.
there are ways out.
there is light somewhere.
it may not be much light but
it beats the darkness.
be on the watch.
the gods will offer you chances.
know them.
take them.
you can’t beat death but
you can beat death in life, sometimes.
and the more often you learn to do it,
the more light there will be.
your life is your life.
know it while you have it.
you are marvelous
the gods wait to delight
in you.

— Charles Bukowski

25 December 2013

Everyday Music Project

December 25th, 2013|Inspiration Station, News|

Sending you lots of love to you and yours this Christmas. May you feel the warmth of the season the whole year through and may peace, joy, love, and hope surround you now and always.

1000 songs,1000 acts,1000 days.  What began as a video musicology experiment has morphed into a spiritual journey (the music is my guide).  Check out more about Rod Matheson’s amazing project!  Go here.