TYPICALLY I WRITE SONGS ON A SINGLE INSTRUMENT: VIOLIN, MANDOLIN OR PIANO.
It is only after the song is written that it goes through the full band process where I envision the other parts and, working with my musicians, we develop a fuller sound. But, for this VISUAL album project, I am taking it back. I have created solo performance versions of all ten of the album tracks (left) using everything that I have learned from the development of the song–from its solo-instrument origin to its full-band sound–in order to re-imagine it so that I can perform all the integral parts by myself. These ten live videos are distillations of the album’s final songs that will allow me to integrate my passion for fiddle, voice and looping to its full potential.
SOLO Video Version
Have you ever missed an old apartment?
I started writing this album on my last tour. As much as I love to play live music and connect with people at shows, I was homesick. Maybe it was because, before getting on the road, I had packed up my apartment to move (again)—this time, headed to NYC. Sitting backstage, I started daydreaming about the spiral staircase up to my old, Montreal apartment and suddenly, I had written most of Til I Get Home.