This longtime Calgary musician got his big break in 1997 when he performed alongside Sylvia Tyson and Kevin Welch during the Calgary Folk Festival.
No stranger to songwriting, the musician has written more than 250 songs, including co-writing The Fool Is the Last to Know with Billy Cowsill. In 2001, he appeared at Farm Tracks: A Celebration of Roots Music with Jim Cuddy, Stephen Fearing, and Sue Foley. The same year, he released his debut effort, Dyin' to Go, on Rumble Seat Recordings. The record, which took 14 months to create, ranges from spoken-word efforts in the style of Lou Reed to roots rock such as Dave Alvin, Steve Earle, and Joe Ely. A video for one of the album's singles, "Postcards From the Edge," was aired on CMT Canada. He has also performed with Fred Eaglesmith and Victoria Williams and is a mainstay on the Western Canada country/roots scene. ~ Jason MacNeil