Monthly Archives: December 2015


ochsfest - poster


I had a great time yesterday at the Phil Ochs Festival! It was a pleasure meeting all sorts of great folks, including Phil’s sister Sonny Ochs, Tony Turner of the famous Harperman legend, and so many talented artists. What a lovely community. Thanks for letting me be a part of it. Big love to Erin Saoirse Adair for making this all happen!

ochsfest - tony turner

That’s Tony Turner from Harperman!

ochsfest - Douglas Cardinal

ochsfest - ladies

two of my favourite Ottawa lady musicians Erin Saoirse Adair and Nine of Nine, plus Sonny Ochs!

You can hear our electronic dance cover of Outside of a Small Circle of Friends here:

In other news, big thanks to Silent Shout for including our song Victoria Island in their list of Best Music of 2015!

Finally, the winter solstice on December 21 marks the longest night of the year. But don’t worry – we’ll get through this night!

why not try add some synth pop to your cup of poetry & folk?

Nov 2015 Reading Series Clocktower

In/Words Magazine presents the Reading Series. Photo by Brian Pirie

Thanks for having me play some tunes, In/Words Magazine! It was great to play to a full bar and meet some talented poets.

Christine and I are so pleased that CBC Nunavut included our song Fault Lines as part of Qulliit Nunavut Status of Women Council’s “Raising Our Voices” campaign to mark International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women and Girls. As you know, violence against women is a cause that is dear to our hearts, and we wrote Fault Lines to support survivors of violence.

Continuing with our love of social activism, Scary Bear Soundtrack will be doing some solo performances at the Phil Ochs Festival daytime workshops next Saturday on December 19 at Southminster Church. This will likely be the band’s last show of 2015, and it’s free! See you there!

Ochsfest (Tribute to Phil Ochs)
solo performance with Erin Saoirse Adair, Nine of Nine, Vela, Elizabeth Riley Band & more
December 19, 2015, 10AM-6PM, FREE
Southminster Church (15 Alymer Avenue), Ottawa,
Facebook event