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Vancouver Folk Festival

Every year I enjoy scanning the roster of the Vancouver Folk Music Festival for signs of faith. While I love the diversity of musicians – there’s no better way to get a taste of world music in Vancouver – I also like to discover the Christians in their midst. Sunday morning is a particular treat […]

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Nightslide Concerts for youth

Award winning  Jordan Klassen (son of CGMA award winning Lianna Klassen) is gathering steam across the continent as his joy-filled show brings a musicality and infectious creativity that begs you climb aboard. Wherever you are on your journey, The Tourist Company (who began their travels together at Camp on Keats Island and have recently won […]

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TUTS Inspiring generations

Theatre Under the Stars has been gathering people into the lush beauty of Stanley Park’s forest for an evening of high calibre musical theatre since 1940. Among the garden flowers and the trees, the Malkin Bowl will come alive again this summer as Theatre Under the Stars presents musical versions of Shrek (opening July 11) […]

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We Make Stuff Volume 1

I’m heading into the studio this month to begin work on a new Christmas project. My home church (Blue Mountain Baptist in Coquitlam) has asked me to write a new song every Christmas for the past two decades, so this album will feature several of those originals. The project will release October 15th, 2014. Although […]

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We Make Stuff Volume 1

I’m from a farm town in Manitoba. I’m all about dreaming big. I remember sitting on the farm in Grade 9, writing a goal to play in Carnegie Hall. To my delight, that dream has been realized three times now. I have also been the first instrumentalist to be allowed to play in the Sistine […]

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Johnny Cash: Life

Johnny Cash’s mother Carrie said to Johnny at age 15:  “You’ve got a gift, JR. You’re going to sing. God’s got his hand on you. You’re going to carry the message of Jesus Christ.” Cash saw the song ‘I walk the Line’ as his first Gospel hit.  He sang it not just to his wife, […]