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The Launch

I am so excited to finally release this new album!  It’s been a very slow ferment, years in the making.  It includes songs new and old, songs that sound old, songs that grew from seeds I’d saved for decades, songs…

COME BACK - The Tango

In 2010, I went to my first Milonga (tango dance event), El Pisotón Tango Club in Montevideo. “El Pisotón” roughly means “step on your toe”. It was a humorous name to emphasize the informality of this Milonga, which Fernando, my…

String Of Pearls

I once read that a pearl starts out as an intrusive irritant, like a grain of sand, entering the shell of an oyster. As a form of protection it is gradually coated in layer upon layer of richly lustrous nacre…

Belleville rendez-vous

Belleville rendez-vous hit the airwaves in 2003 with the release of the animated film Les Triplettes de Belleville. Living in Montreal, I could hear Matthieu Chedid (~M~)’s sweet voice singing it everywhere. It was the first time I’d heard a…