March 20, 2017

Just rec'd notification that my music and I have been awarded an official showcase at the upcoming SERFA (South-East Regional Folk Alliance) Conference, May 2017 in North Carolina.

August 31, 2016

Latest review of 'Strange Rider' from the UK-based online mag FATEA.

August 29, 2016

Review of Live performance at Hunter's Bay Radio by songwriter and radio host Jamie Oppenheimer. Scroll down to August 29 to read.

July 25, 2016

Just rec'd an email inviting me to do an official showcase at October's FARM (Folk Alliance Regional Midwest) Conference. America, NZ is coming!

June 5, 2016

The latest review of the live work and 'Strange Rider' by Jaimie Vernon (scroll to the bottom).

April 25, 2016

The latest review of 'Strange Rider'--from the esteemed on-line guitar-centric publication Minor 7th.

Mar 2016

The records arrived Mar 2, just prior to my departure overseas, and a couple hundred were sent to radio and media. Now I'm back in Canada after a successful and eminently enjoyable trip/tour in Israel, and the reviews are also slowly trickling in. One of the first, for your examination and approval: on Gonzo Online.

Feb 17, 2016

One last hiccup this morning over the artwork but all systems are go. The smell of fresh CD should soon be wafting through the rooms of this house. Mailing to radio and press at the end of the month. Stay tuned.

Dec 18, 2015

The record that I have been working on with Douglas (September) for the past 2 1/2 years...HAS BEEN MASTERED! This very day I picked up the DDPi disc from Peter Moore, who did a great job providing weight, density, and detail to Douglas' and my creation. We're planning a mid-April release, but as soon I get footage and figure out how to get iMovie happening, I'll post a short film with clips of each of the ten songs. Needless to add, very happy lad at this end of the computer connection.

Jan 26, 2015

While I carry on with my crew getting my new releases ready for you and the world beyond, Taras is getting closer to releasing the Nick Drake cover record he's been producing, lo these many years. Back in June 2007 I was the second musician to commit a track to "tape"; playing Wiessenborn I chose to sing 'Northern Sky.' Mr P. has posted the track on soundcloud. Please have a listen, leave a comment, and commit to buying a copy of the VINYL LP when it comes out. I'm pleased as punch and proud as a peacock to be part of this Petryk project.

Oct 16, 2014

The biggest news is that I set this page up with my own two hands, with big thanks to Taras for last week's tutorial. And now (Oct 23) that Mr Petryk has taken it from the realm of the rudimentary to make it fit the rest of the site, I am comfortable talking to you again. Please come back often. Thanks for being a part of my musical world.

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Just learned that Rehan Dalal's cover of "Red Red Bird" which appears on his brand new EP 'This Too Shall Pass' will be featured as the Song of the Week on CBC's Radio One next week. I give thanks...

And just in case you weren't there--the gig last weekend at Acoustic Village (thanks Julia, thanks Bill) went swimmingly. Videos of the entire set (all the tunes, without the prattle between them) can be found at