Tales From The Rails – Oh Canada! Bright skies, Open Doors and the Amish

I’m drinking cappuccino in a coffee shop in Worcester Massachusetts. It’s 8pm and I’m thinking on time and how it could possibly be that there are only five shows left to this tour. For those of you who follow my writings, you may have noticed that there haven’t been any for quite some time. It’s …

Tales from the Rails – Cambridge Folk Festival & the Sea of Heads

Last Saturday I had the absolute pleasure of performing at Cambridge Folk Festival and I’m still floating on a cloud of fuzzy happiness. It had been one of those dates, seemingly forever in the future, until it was suddenly the night before as I was packing up my small assortment of guitar leads, the red …

Tales From the Rails – the dark, the light and eight below zero

I’m hiding out in a vegan cafe in Wiesbaden. After a rather harsh 6am start this morning and a five hour train journey, it was still morning when I arrived at tonight’s venue: left activist space, the Info Club. The space looks lovely. There’s a large banner above the bar that reads “no human is …

Hosting the FAC Open Artist Session with Hal Ritson: The importance of being on time, spreading risk and believing in your vision

“Making it is just the start of your problems, how to sustain career for 10 – 20 years is what it’s really about” Hal Ritson, FAC Board Director and creator of The Young Punx, shared his experience with a group of FAC members on a rainy Tuesday evening. Hal is a songwriter, music producer & …