"Behind the Canvas" featuring Jodie Thornbury

Being out of the studio has its positive and negative aspects. On one hand I miss creating, but on the other hand it frees me up to do a whole lot of thinking.

Those of you that know me, know that this could potentially be dangerous lol. I can have some pretty wild ideas at times, but every now and then I hit on an idea that just simply feels right.

On a visit home to Newfoundland in October, Reidar and I attended the 25th Anniversary MusicNL Awards at the St. John's Convention Centre. For me it felt like coming home to a creative community that I used to be part of. I was a member of the organization for many years and served as a Board Director for quite a few years as well. To say I'm proud of what this organization has done for the music scene in our province would be an understatement!

As a musician singer/songwriter, there is no better place to be than St. John's, Newfoundland. The music community, in fact the entire arts community in general, are very supportive of each other. Collaborations happen all over the industry, across genres and generations. It's a beautiful thing to see and an even more beautiful thing to be part of.