Sat, 17 Jan 2009

Jan 17, 2009, 11:08 [home/music]
Thinking Through the 2009 CD

I’ve been soaking in ideas over the last couple of months, absorbing the emotion of my next CD. Things are coming more into focus all the time.

I’ve decided that this CD will be a celebration of country living, here in south eastern Ontario.


For some reason, being a Canadian is different here, compared to living in the city. It’s a puzzle I ponder all the time.

Maybe it’s because I’m constantly face-to-face with a lovely rural landscape? Morning and evening I drive by fields and forests. I never tire of seeing an old stone farm house set back from the road, its welcoming red door a bright spot on the snowy countryside.

I love that moment when I drive around a corner, just in time to see the sun sparkle across a frozen field.

It’s beautiful here in the country.

My last three CDs have been about romance, and love, loss, pain. It will be a contrasting subject matter, to be sure. But I hope the inspiration I feel now will make its way into poetry and melody.

If I get it right, listening to this CD will help everyone recapture the mystery and majesty of what it means to be a rural Canadian.


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