Lately I’ve been listening to a lot of music on Spotify – it’s also been fun to create playlists that highlight some of my own musical catalogue, as well as themed playlists promoting other artists. Here’s a playlist that features some of my favourite bossas and brazilian music from my repertoire. And another that features […]
Happy 2017 everyone! I’m currently beginning work on a new album that will be released later this year. For the most current updates visit me on Facebook or Instagram. We’ll be doing a bit of a website revamp soon, but for now, you can visit Tour section for our upcoming live shows. xox ecb
When I opened my computer this morning, Facebook informed me that today is the first day of spring! Changing of the seasons…. I’m currently living in Southern Mexico, where changing seasons aren’t as obvious. Although that being said, we recently had a torrential rainstorm here in the middle of dry season. Locals said it was […]
Leonardo da Vinci supposedly said “art is never finished, only abandoned”.
If a true master like him doesn’t feel like his work is truly finished – how on earth could I feel like mine is?
The album is done and pressed and it’s…
I want to write a bit about the band! And when I say the band, I mean the rhythm section.
We recorded the rhythm section portion of Clear Day in Toronto at The Drive Shed Studios. We worked there for about a week, during which time Juno-Award winning engineer John ‘Beetle’ Bailey expertly recorded each of our rhythm section players, as well as a 6 piece horn section, percussion, and backup singers!3
When I think of all of the musical talent that is captured on this album I get a tremendous rush of pride and a feeling of wonder. There are so many musicians coming together to make these sounds! It’s truly incredible.
I want to tell you who all these people are! And I will do so in the next few blog posts.
The first person I’d like to tell you about is my collaborator and co-producer Steve Webster. As I’ve mentioned in interviews, this is the first time that I’ve collaborated with anyone. Everything you hear on this album is something that we arrived at together. Either something we wrote or a decision we made. We threw ideas into the air – stripped the songs right down and we workshopped them over a long period of time until they were just right. It was a scary thing for me to do at first. I’m used to working in a solitary way and going through all of this on my own – until I’d reached a point where I was comfortable and ready to share the final arrangement with the band.
The last couple of years has seen me in a deeply creative place, working on what is now “Clear Day”, my newest album which is now making its way out onto the world, as I type this. I’m eager to tell the story – the whole story! But where do I even start?
I think the music is the way to begin. And I will fill in the blanks – or maybe not. Maybe you will fill in your own blanks. The bottom line is, the feelings and emotions expressed through this music is so personal, and so…mine. But they’re universal feelings, and I hope you will find something to connect with here. To me, this is a soundtrack, a score, supporting the last four years of my life. What could be a better way to express joy? What could be a better way to find your way through grief. How can you express something that you can’t put into words?