Music Resume / Discography



Canada Council Grant to Professional Musicians: Study Grant 2015 – Voice/Acoustic 

            Fingerstyle Blues Guitar (Rene Grant-Williams / Steve Dawson) 

Canada Council Grant to Professional Musicians: Writing Grant 2012 

Voice: Ginny Hawker & Tracy Schwarz 2009 

Canada Council Grant to Professional Musicians: Study Grant 2008 

Clawhammer Banjo: Brad Leftwich, Ken Perleman, Paul Brown 2007 

Acoustic Guitar: David Grier, Jack Tottle 2004 

Bass Guitar: Lee Oliphant, Rene Wurst 1997 

Accordion: Joan Michelson (childhood studies) 



Louis J. Meyers Music Camp, Folk Alliance International, 2017 

Augusta Heritage, Early Country Music Week 2015 

REO Songwriter’s Retreat, 3 songwriting camps (one week each) 2003-2007 

American Banjo Camp, 2 camps 2005/2006 

Island Mountain Arts Blues Guitar workshop (4 days), Ken Hamm 2005 

Canada Council, “Touring for Commercially Challenged Artist”, Gary Cristall 2005 

Songwriting, Songwriter’s Association of Canada Workshop, Pat Pattison 2004 

SAC Workshop, “Rhyming Techniques and Strategies” Pat Pattison 2003 



BC Entertainment Hall of Fame, Pioneer Inductee 2016 

1st Place Winner, Family Folk Chorale, for Be Your Own Light, 2016

Escape to Create Residency, Seaside, FL 2016

Contemporary Album of the Year, Canadian Folk Music Nominee, Rough Edges Ragged Hearts. 



Banff Centre For Arts and Creativity: Cultural Leadership, 2017 

Folk Alliance International: Making A Difference, Toronto, BC 2013 

Ontario Council of Folk Festivals: Creating Diversity, Mississauga, ON 2013 

Folk Alliance International: Songwriting Workshop, Memphis, TN 2012 

Folk Alliance International: The New Tradition, Memphis, TN 2011 

Northeast Regional Folk Alliance: Crossing Borders, Kerhonksen, NY, 2011 



Nashville Home Workshops, 2017 

North East Regional Folk Alliance: Mentor, 2016 & 2011 

Folk Music Ontario: Youth Mentor, 2013 

Ontario Council of Folk Festivals: Mentor, 2011 



FACTOR Juror 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2010 

JUNO AWARDS: Judge, 2015, 2014, 2013 

BREAKOUT WEST: Judge, 2013 



Instructor – Songwriting, Performance Techniques, Voice and Singing Workshops 

Nashville Home Workshops, Nashville, TN 2017 

Banff Centre For Arts and Creativity – Artist in Residence/Mentor, Banff, AB 2017 

Smithers Guitar Camp - Songwriting/Performance Instructor, Smithers, BC 2018, 2017 

Winter Folk Music Camp - Songwriting Instructor, Haliburton, ON 2017 

Louis J. Meyers Music Camp: Songwriting Instructor, Folk Alliance International, Kansas City, MO 2016 

Island Mountain Arts- Songwriting Camp Instructor, Wells, BC 2015 

Folk Alliance International Conference: Writing Workshop, Kansas City, MO 2014 

Folk Alliance International Conference: Instructor Panel, Toronto, ON 2013 

Coldsnap Fest/Different Paths Workshop, Prince George, BC 2012 

Maverick Festival: Easton, Suffolk, UK, Clawhammer Banjo Workshop, 2011 

Ontario Council of Folk Festivals: Mississauga, Songwriting Workshop, 2011 

Artswells Festival: Songwriting Camp 2010 

Folk Alliance International Conference: Memphis, TN, Songwriting Workshop, 2010 

Island Mountain Arts: Wells, BC, Summer Songwriting Camp, 2009 

Island Mountain Arts: Wells, BC, Summer Songwriting Camp, 2008 

South Country Fair – Songwriting Instructor, Fort McLeod, AB 2013, 2014, 2015 

Shelter Valley Folk Festival – Workshop Knstructor, Grafton, ON 2016 

Vancouver Island Music Festival – Workshop Instructor, Courtenay, BC 2015 

Express Yourself Writing Workshops (founded in 2011) 

New Folsom Prison, Folsom, CA 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 

Sierra Conservation Centre, Jamestown, CA 2017 

Mule Creek State Prison, Ione, CA 2017 

Lincoln, NE Correctional Center for Men, 2017 

Nebraska Correctional Center for Women, York, NE 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014 

Geneva Youth Rehabilitation & Treatment Center, NE 2018, 2016, 2015, 2014 

Greenwood Coalition, Port Hope, Ontario 2016, 2013 

South Country Fair Outreach / Foothills Detox Centre, Fort McLeod, AB 2015, 2014 

Victoria Regional Men’s Correctional Center, BC 2015 

Shelterwood Therapeutic Boarding Schools, Independence, MO 2015, 2014 

Halo Foundation, Kansas City, MO 2015, 2014 

Escape 2 Create, Arts in Medicine, Sacred Heart Hospital, Santa Rosa Beach FL 2015 

Escape 2 Create, Montesorri School, Seaside, FL 2015 

Bread and Roses / Thunder Road Adolescent Treatment Center, Oakland, CA 2014 

Excel Alternative High School Program, Ellensburg, WA 2014 

Vancouver Island Music Festival, School district workshop, Courtenay BC 2014 

Vancouver Island Music Festival, Songwriting Workshop, Courtenay, BC 2014 

Plainsong Festival / Youth Rehabilitation Center, Geneva, NE 2013 

Bread and Roses / Veteran’s Hospital, San Francisco, CA 2013 

New Folsom Prison, Arts in Corrections, Folsom, CA 2013 

Cariboo Action Training, Camp Trapping, Prince George, BC 2013 

Prince George Regional Youth Correctional Center, BC 2013 

Prince George Regional Women’s Correctional Center, BC 2013 

Prince George Regional Men’s Correctional Center, BC 2013 

St. Vincent de Paul Mary's Home Women's Shelter, Toronto, ON 2013 

South Country Fair Outreach / Foothills Detox Centre, Fort McLeod, AB 2013 

Coldsnap Festival/South Ft George Family Resource Centre, Prince George, BC 2013 

Coldsnap Festival / McNaughton Centre, School Distric #28, Quesnel, BC,2013 

Prince George Regional Women’s Correctional Center, BC  2013 

Prince George Regional Men’s Correctional Center, BC 2013 

Storefront Program, School District #57, Prince George, BC 2013 

Truro Correctional Institute for Women, Truro, NS 2012 

Westmorland Correctional Institute, Dorcester, NB 2012 

Arts In Corrections, New Folsom Prison, 2012 

Ashcroft Junior High School Music and Songwriting Workshop 2012 

Ontario Council of Folk Festivals, Songwriting Workshop, Mississauga 2012 

Youth Around Prince Workshop, Prince George, BC 2012 



President 42RPM (Recording, Promotion, Management) 2005-present 

Private Instructor: Songwriting, Bass Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Accordion 

Publicity & Promotions, Merle Haggard’s Canadian Tour, Freedom to Grove, 2004 

Vice-President of RANCH, non-profit society helping raise awareness of BC’s roots 

music. Co-producer and stage manager of monthly events plus annual 

festival. 1998 - 2003 

Producer & Stage Manager, Silvertone Anniversary featuring 25 local acts. 2003 

Producer & Host Songwriter’s Round-Up, featured highlights, Jenny Whiteley, Danny Michel, Andy Stochansky, Josh Finlayson and Andy Maize (Skydiggers), Christine Collister, Martyn Joseph, Slaid Cleaves, Gurf Morlix, 1999-2005 

Executive Assistant: Theatre Dept., UBC, Vancouver, BC 1984-1989 

Stenographer, Physics/Astronomy Dept., UVIC, Victoria, BC 1978-1984 



CBC Interview for Shadow Trails CD Release, Winnipeg, 2016

Farm Tracks – A Celebration of Roots Music, CMT documentary featured performer 

Open Heart Symphony, Bravo TV Special filmed with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. Also live CD recorded over two nights Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver, BC 

Intimate and Interactive, Much Music Special, Toronto, ON 



The Baby Dance, Actor, played accordion player in lead (Richard Lineback) band 

Paper Moon Affair, Fairchild Films International, song placed “Hoot and Holler” 

Party of Five, Season 6, Episode 5, song placed “Somewhere Along The Way” 



Hugh’s Room, Toronto, ON 2018 

Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival, 2016 

Café Campus, CD Release Shadow Trails, Montreal, PQ 2016 

The Station Inn, CD Release Shadow Trails, Nashville, TN 2016 

St. James Community Hall, CD Release Shadow Trails, Vancouver, BC 2016 

West End Cultural Centre, CD Release Shadow Trails, Winnipeg, MB 2016 

Beneath the Arch Concert Series, Turner Valley, AB 2016 

Hugh’s Room CD Release 50 Shades of Red 2014 

Vancouver Island Music Festival, Courtenay, BC 2012 

New Folsom Prison, Folsom, CA 2011-Present 

Maverick Festival, Easton Suffolk, UK 2011 

The Barbican Theatre, London, UK 2011 

The Carter Family Fold, Hiltons, VA 2011 

The Hank Williams Museum, New Year’s Celebration 2011 

Roots on the Rails Fred Eaglesmith’s train trip across Canada 2005 

Neko Case, Commodore Ballroom Vancouver, BC 2005 



Rant Maggie Rant, TBA 2016 

Linda McRae, Shadow Trails, 2105 

Linda McRae, Fifty Shades of Red, 2014 

Kenny Butterill, 2014 

Dan LaRocque, The Ballad of Les Battersby 2014 

Willie P. Bennett Legacy Project, 2014 

M.C. Hansen, He Was A Young Father, 2014 

L. McRae, Rough Edges & Ragged Hearts, 2012 

Loretta Hagen, Mud and Stone, 2011 

Jason Eklund, Jason Eklund, 2009 

Paul Hyde, Love & the Great Depression, 2009 

Joanne Mackell, Brand New Lonesome, 2008 

Linda McRae, Carve It To The Heart, 2007 

The Boomchix, Surprise, Surprise 2007 

Rodney DeCroo, War Torn Man 2006 

The Knotty Pines, The Fabulous Sounds 2005 

Linda McRae, Escovedo 101, Compilation, 2004 

The Turaeward Family, Deep Rooted Beefs, 2004 

Rodney DeCroo, Rodney DeCroo and the Killers 2004 

Gurf Morlix, Cut’N Shoot 2004 

Eric Westbury, Burnt Tongues and Blue Truths 2004 

Linda McRae, Cryin’ Out Loud, 2004 

Leslie Alexander, Savage Country 2003 

John Guliak, The Black Monk 2002 

Women & Songs 6, Compilation 2002 

Jeff Gibbons, Love Tattoos, 2001 

Neko Case, Furnace Room Lullaby 2000 

Jim Whitford, Poison in the Well 2000 

JT King, Ruby River, 2000 

Nanaimo 8:38 Saturday Morning, Bob Bossin, 1999 

Girls With Guitars, Volume 1, 1999 

Bruce Cockburn, Where Have All the Flowers Gone, 1998 

Linda McRae, Flying Jenny 1997 

Spirit of the West, Open Heart Symphony Live with the VSO 1996 

Spirit of the West, Two-Headed 1995 

The Waltons, Cock’s Crow 1995 

Spirit of the West, Upfront! Canadians Live On Stage Various Artists 1994 

Spirit of the West, Faithlift 1993 

The Wonder Stuff, Will The Circle Be Unbroken, 1992 

The Wonder Stuff, Welcome To The Cheap Seats 1992 

Spirit of the West, The Hanging Garden Joni Mitchell Compilation 1997 

Spirit of the West, Go Figure 1991 

Island of Circles, Donovan Compilation, 1991 

Spirit of the West, Collected Works Compilation1991 

Spirit of the West, Save This House 1990 

Terminal City, CITR Tapeathon, 1988 

Terminal City, Live – 1987 

Easy Money, Standing in Your Shadow/Getting Lost 1981 




Management/Booking: James Whitmire, 42RPM  615-952-2469 

Publicist: Heather Kitching, 604.838.4968 

Radio Tracking: Linda Turu, Borealis Records 416-530-7692 

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Mission: To transform the lives of people we work with by giving those whose voices have been disregarded a place to be heard. We hope to show through our field-tested exercises that it doesn’t matter what a person’s ethnic, educational or economic background is: THEIR VOICES MATTER!! 

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