A Thousand Ways EP is out EVERYWHERE TODAY!
And honestly, I'm proud, happy, excited, grateful...and also a tiny bit bummed. This release is not at all how I imagined it would be. I really miss playing live shows with a full band. I feel uneasy about the future of the music industry, especially for those of us without a powerful team and label who play smaller venues, some of which are closed or closing.
But, in saying all that...I'm proud of myself for doing so much of this on my own. I'm happy to finally be sharing these songs, some of which are almost 4 years old. Honestly - I'm grateful that I'm still here making music. For a while I really couldn't imagine my future, here, writing and releasing music and making art.
I have so many folks to thank:
My incredibly supportive family. I love you and we'll have a virtual cheers today!
And to my wonderful partner Tom - thank you for never doubting for a second that I'd be well enough to release music again.
To Daniel Ledwell - thank you for being so patient and supportive at a time when I was very insecure and...wobbly. I learned so much from you. Thanks for letting me do 47 (FORTY. FUCKING. SEVEN) takes of that one guitar solo when it was so late and we were so tired. Recording together was one of my highlights of 2019. I had to pull over after I left your beautiful studio for the last time because I was crying so hard. I will never forget those 8 days!
Thank you all for listening, watching, reading. I've received so many beautiful comments and messages about how some people have really related to these lyrics. I'm touched. Making music has always been and probably always will be one of the greatest joys of my life. Thank you for allowing me to do that!
Finally, thank you to FACTOR, the Ontario Arts Council, and the Toronto Arts Council for their help in funding this project.
Hopefully we'll all be able to meet again soon, dancing together in a sweaty bar somewhere.
PS - you can buy the digital version of the EP at my Bandcamp (a portion of the proceeds will go to First Light) OR if you're feeling nostalgic and somehow have an old CD player kicking around somewhere you can buy the CD from my Bandcamp as well xo