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Gigs from hell and other teachable moments

Posted: Monday, July 30th, 2012

It never ceases to amaze me how thin the line is that I walk on as a singer/songwriter. I can be going along concert after concert thinking that my confidence is great, timing is sharp, I am feeling connected to my audiences and what I do is important and then wham… it hits me out [...]

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Art Leaks Blideo #15 – Rachel Taylor

Posted: Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

In this Art Leaks, we caught up with singer / songwriter Rachel Taylor from Boston who drove (yes, drove) to Kelowna to hang out & play a couple of shows. Rachel, a former Berklee student who makes up 1/3 of the band “Maeve“, shares some thoughts on what gives her life and the pain-inspired tracks of her [...]

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Sarah Brendel’s friends speak for her new album

Posted: Monday, June 11th, 2012

When you’ve worked long, hard hours on the tracking, producing, mixing, and mastering of a new album, you can often find yourself staring at this piece of vinyl (or CD or digital track) and think, “OK, now I just have to figure out a way to let the rest of the world hear this”. German [...]

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Joshua Smith’s New EP represents a new life

Posted: Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

Our friend, Joshua Smith, just released his new EP today to the world. We interviewed him a few months ago talking about his philosophies on life, art, pain, and songwriting and now he has recorded his best work to date. We were able to catch up with him electronically and ask him a few things [...]

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Doctor writes songs of hope for the dying

Posted: Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

I recently asked Steve Mitchinson to contribute an article to the TribeHouse site introducing this unique musical project entitled Giver of Life. It is a collection of songs aimed at bringing hope and comfort to those facing death due to acute illness. Steve Mitchinson is a medical Doctor as well as a fine singer songwriter [...]

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Building a House Concert Network

Posted: Monday, January 23rd, 2012

One of the things that I am happy to be involved with at TribeHouse is our efforts in developing house concert networks. Eventually we want to build something that we can use to help other singer/songwriters. Over the last 6 years or so, I have performed hundreds of house concerts. The simplicity of that kind [...]

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Art Leaks Blideo #11 – Kim McMechan on permission to write crap

Posted: Monday, December 5th, 2011

Kim McMechan is a multi-faceted artist – the kind that squirms when you ask “so, what type of artist are you”. She’s released several records as a musician over the past decade, is studying photography right now in school, and teaches on topics like creative writing & poetry. So, yes, she’s a musiwritographeroet (pronounced Muz-E-Right-Ografur-Oet). [...]

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Neil Young Bash – the virtual songwriter circle

Event Date: July 15 - Aug. 15, 2011

Virtual songwriter circles didn’t exist 10 years ago but now thanks to handy dandy little tools like YouTube & Facebook it is a reality. This latest Neil Young Bash had almost 20 different artists from N. America submit their favorite Neil Young covers with the only rule being that it needed to be recorded in [...]

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