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16 Years Running – How (not?) to write a song

I just released the studio version of this song over the weekend. This is a live video that I had the pleasure of making with the students at the Nimbus School for Recording Arts a couple years ago. If the song was done then, you may ask, why did it take this long for it to be released? I’m not really sure. Slight improvements the more a song gets played maybe? 

Sometimes I’m almost embarrassed to realize how long a song took to write. “Hold you” began as a two chord jam for my first project, Spark that Screams, way back in 2002 or 2003. We were University kids obsessed with Radiohead. At that point it was in 10/8 and sounded a bit too much like “Morning Bells”.  The song didn’t have words or a name yet, just notes that rubbed together in a way that I liked. 

The lyrics and a couple more chords came while I was in my next band, The Painted Birds. I’d had a series of dreams about my parents that were so vivid that when I woke up it took a good while to convince myself that they weren’t with me anymore.  ‘Hold You’ sprung out of that moment where you realize this is all a dream and you want to hold on so badly because you know that as soon as you wake up it’ll all be gone. The Painted Birds being more of a rock band, ‘Hold You’ started leaning in that direction and had the misfortune (or fortune) of not making it onto our album. 

Then for a few years nothing. She lived in a notebook dormant until one night at a campfire with The Folk Road Show and our then producer John Paul Smith I was urged to sing a song that they’d never heard before. Playing the song the guys all asked where I’d been hiding it all this time. A year or so later with the acquisition of a new keyboard and the accidental creation of a beat on my loop station, the song was back in action. When I went into the studio with Dave Vertesi at the producer chair the song made the cut this time, and of course further changes and improvements were made before it got to you today. Maybe you can hear the many subtle differences between the studio version and this live version? 

Thanks as always for your support,



New Folk Road Show Single “Something in the Water”

Folk Road Show just put out a brand new single called “Something in the Water”. Stream or buy it at any of the following sites:


Something in the Water is the 2nd single off our forthcoming album “Gold” which will be out November 10th. Until then, here’s a live version of the song from a show at Portabella’s in North Battleford, Saskatchewan.



The Folk Road Show will be embarking next week on the second half of our album release tour in Europe.

Folk Road Show Tour Dates

25 October || GRONINGEN (NL) Le Petit Theatre
26 October || LEIDEN (NL) Gebr. de Nobel
27 October || DEN HAAG (NL) Paardcafé
28 October || VOLENDAM (NL) PX
29 October || AMSTERDAM (NL) Living Room
30 October || BOSKOOP (NL) De Barg
31 October || AMSTERDAM (NL) Konijn
1 November || BREMEN (DE) Paradiso
2 November || HAMBURG (DE) Freundlich & Kompetent
3 November || STUTTGART (DE) 1. Stock
4 November || ZOLLIKOFFEN (CH) Quadrat
5 November || ZURICH (CH) Living Room
6 November || BERN (CH) Musig Bistrot
9 November || MILANO (IT) Sofar
10 November || VARESE (IT) Twiggy
11 November || CHAMONIX (FR) MBC
12 November || CHAMONIX (FR) MBC
13 November || CHAMONIX (FR) MBC
16 november || MUNICH (DE) Cord Club
17 November || MUNICH (DE) KYESO
18 November || Schöndorf (DE) KUBA
19 November || NANCY (FR) Off Kultur
21 November || PARIS (FR) Break arts mix
22 November || MENEN (BE) Hangaar-concert
23 November || KORTRIJK (BE) De Dingen
24 November || TORHOUT (BE) Living Room
25 November || BREDA (NL) Living Room
26 November || AMSTERDAM (NL) Sofar (Afternoon)
26 November || KATWIJK (NL) De Schuit
27 November || NOORDWIJK (NL) Katholieke Kapel
29 November || DEN HAAG (NL) Living Room
30 November || WAGENINGEN (NL) Quiet is the New Loud
1 December || NIEUW VENNEP (NL) Living Room
2 December || BEMMEL (NL) TOP
3 December || VENRAY (NL) Living Room


FRS CANADA 2016 Tour Poster


For the last couple years I’ve made trips to Europe in the fall to tour with an international collective of songwriters that came together by accident in late 2014. I’m very excited to announce that we’ll releasing an album as the Folk Road Show (self titled) on Texas label Classic Waxxx on Aug 23rd of this year. To support the release we’ll be hitting the road across Canada this summer starting in Oliver on July 28th and ending in Ontario in early September.

See the full list of tour dates on our official tour poster below. Hope to see you at a show!

FRS CANADA 2016 Tour Poster