It’s a long, hard road – figuratively and literally – from a teaching job on a southern Alberta First Nation’s reserve to a Juno‐nominated roots music career with performances at The Kennedy Centre,The Smithsonian, and Trafalgar Square. He is one of the new torch-bearers of a vast songwriting tradition in the styles of John Prine, Louden Wainwright III, and Steve Earle but proudly Canadian.
“I try to offer the audience a journey. My show is lyrically driven but the Blue Collars are certainly heavy on musicianship with some blistering solos, solid collaboration, and between song banter and stories that is integral to the songs. The banter ties together the happy with the melancholy, the toe-tappers with the ballads, and the thought provoking with the whimsical.”