Bowen Boy, Paperboy & Brackendale Bluegrass Festival founder.
My five favourite CDs right now:
1. Arkansas Traveler Michelle Shocked
"An older record but I just got the re-issue. Amazing. Great songwriting, great collaborations with various artists, and a new twist on some traditional music. Go to her website and buy it."
2. Deep Natural Michelle Shocked
"A beautiful songwriter. Another inspiring record from Michelle."
3. The Waking Hour David Francey
"Scottish-born songwriter living in Eastern Ontario. Beautifully simple songs, inspiring to any writer. This album is nominated for a Juno this year."
4. Living in Clip Ani DiFranco
"A fearless writer, performer and activist. No fluffy music here."
5. Nebraska Bruce Springsteen
"I never get sick of this one. Its like a favourite old movie."
"Theres so much inspiring music out there to hear and share. Best thing you can do this summer to discover new music is go to a folk festival."