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Whew! For as shutdown as 2020 and 2021 were, 2022 has been a whirlwind of activity. I've been teaching and playing a ton of events locally, but alas, there have still been very few chances to perform as Dan ...

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I hope your 2022 is off to a good start. What a trying couple of years it's been... The good news I have to share is that my long awaited fifth duo album, "AFTER THE FIRE" with Canadian singer-songwriter Dan Frechette releases today, along ...

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Dan and I just returned from our duo's debut European tour - 18 shows, 6 rental cars, 9 flights, and 6 countries in 4 weeks! Does it sound like we're counting?! It was a whirlwind for sure, but we had a great ...

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Just a little update to wrap up a long, but rewarding year. I also want to tell you about a few final dates I have with Canadian singer-songwriter Dan Frechette have coming up this month in California and Nevada, ...

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Catching up with you from Medicine Hat, Alberta as Dan Frechette and I continue our new album take-over of North America. In all seriousness though, the road can be tough sometimes and we've been appreciating the little lights along the way.

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We got to hang out with some of Dan’s favorite birds recently, making a new music video with a song from our latest album, “Between the Rain.” Thanks to the Dennis family for letting "Pancakes" and "Ruffles" take part. The song ...

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Dan Frechette and I enjoyed two CD release shows this past week for our latest album “Between the Rain.” We’re very happy with how the recordings turned out, feeling it showcases a further integration of our individual talents and chemistry while presenting ...

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We just released our first "single" from the new album and my debut as a videographer and video producer! I spent many hours putting this together, learning the ropes of video editing and how to sync everything with this track from our third ...

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Thanks to Julie Epp of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, one of the tracks from our second album New Disguise has become a music video! We adventured out with Julie into Bird’s Hill Park on the outskirts of Winnipeg last July and are excited to share the ...

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Join Laurel Thomsen and special guest co-host Dan Frechette, as well as special guests Cara Luft and Quiles & Cloud, as they share a variety of memorable stories from their experience on the road.

Learn more about Dan Frechette by visiting ...

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Join Laurel Thomsen and special guest co-host Dan Frechette, as well as special guest artists Boscoe's Brood and Toby Gray, as they share a variety of wacky, intense, and memorable stories from their time on the road.

Learn more about Dan Frechette ...

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It was such an honor and pleasure to open for The Wailin' Jennys over the weekend up in Grass Valley. The audience was so supportive (and thunderous!) and the Jennys were so kind and put on a very inspiring show. Above is one of our songs from the ...

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My year started out great - relaxing after the long tours of last year in a cabin by a lake in British Columbia, starting work on a new album and planning a new show for tours later in the year...

However, soon after, unexpected developments ...

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The map photo pretty much says it all - I’ve been on the road this year!!! A few of the routes were repeated, but for the most part, singer-songwriter Dan Frechette and I did a counterclockwise trek of North America, playing over 120 concerts and festivals, ...

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Join Laurel Thomsen and get the blues…a Blues fiddle lesson that is, with singer-songwriter Dan Frechette. Learn the Blues scale in a variety of keys, the Blue notes, different types of Blues rhythms, bowing and note treatment, and how to get not only ...

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Flying back to California this afternoon I’m reflecting on my first Western Canada tour with Manitoba singer-songwriter Dan Frechette - 35 shows and five weeks, across four provinces!

We have been fortunate to have some “back by popular demand” ...

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