The Making Of Quiet Town

I’m an artist. 

I consider myself mostly a songwriter, and I’m happy with that. I suppose I shouldn’t say “happy,” although I am in many regards. I live in a world of narrow contentment. I’m trying hard to evolve and improve, and sometimes I have to be content with my craft however it turns out. I create stuff, and there is a fine line there with finding satisfaction in your art and just being not OK. Sometimes, you have to let it go or you drive yourself crazy... 

Short List Of Things You Must know

Short List Of Things You Must know

There are things in life we all need to do well in my opinion.  For most people, some of these points will be more important than others.  Some people will think this list is absurd.  But this is my list… the top 10 things I believe are important to be able to do well.  In no particular order.

Bob Mersereau Review

Bob Mersereau Review

I can`t think of another way to describe what Gauthier does, and does so well. It`s certainly not the old-style approach though. His songs are layered with loops, a bed of ambiance and modern sounds, over which we get his beautiful words and voice. Seriously, this guy has Glenn Frey beat for sheer emotion. It would be folly to surround his pipes with anything but the loveliest harmonies, and prettiest keyboards

About the Ravens

About the Ravens

When I was a kid I lived in the north. And by north I mean way up there… not the key to the north like Muskoka. Way up there, where people were miners, hunters, canners and outdoorsmen..

Quiet Town

Quiet Town

I’m an artist. 

I consider myself mostly a songwriter, and I’m happy with that. I suppose I shouldn’t say “happy,” although I am in many regards. I live in a world of narrow contentment. I’m trying hard to evolve and improve, and sometimes I have to be content with my craft however it turns out. I create stuff, and there is a fine line there with finding satisfaction in your art and just being not OK. Sometimes, you have to let it go or you drive yourself crazy… 

Into The West

Into The West

I was camping with my kids when I wrote this one, watching the fire and listening to them read in the tent. Little giggles in a warm bed for the night, protected from but still connected to the elements. A wonderful noise. The marshmallows had been scrubbed from little faces and I thought; I want this all the time. I want to pick up and sell everything I own and travel into the old west with my family. I want to spend time walking barefoot in the cool mossy forests and showing my kids what it is to be connected to life. I want them to know that life is rich; so much more than just the two cars in the garage and a mortgage payment. 

Love Yourself

Love Yourself

My daughter was really embarrassed… she forgot to bring a sweater to hide her hairy arms, so she kept her coat on. The previous week at choir a couple of kids laughed at her and told her she had hairy arms...

Dad

Dad

I was listening to CbC Radio One today and they did a show on PTSD (thats Post Traumatic Stress Disorder).  I thought of my Dad.  Let me give you some background… but first know that I don’t write for my own therapy, or to say how bad parts of my life have been, but rather to bring some heavy subjects to the surface for us all to talk about.

How To Book A House Show

How To Book A House Show

House show??! Yes you can host one, yes you have enough room… and it’s the BEST way to experience music.

I Wish I Could Stay Here

I Wish I Could Stay Here

See those little teeth marks? We find them on fruit all over the place. Occasionally in soap, vegetables and furniture. 

I’m really going to miss them… 

Paris High Bus Ride Playlist.

Paris High Bus Ride Playlist.

It was the early years really… grade nine, and into ten. I was an awkward ginger kid, barely conscious in the world and slowly waking up to the fact that I could like any music that I wanted

Lessons I learned from watching my own video. 

Lessons I learned from watching my own video. 

1. Be spontaneous.
2. Let your kids climb trees, it’s even good for them if they fall.
3. Love your spouse.
4. Be sensitive with nature.
5. Get out of the city often.
6. Always carry a guitar (you never know).
7. Hot air balloons are awesome. 
8. I wish I had boots like that dude in the video.
9. I’m almost ready to do another stop motion video. 

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