Summer on Vancouver Island! 

Happy Summer Folks! It's already the end of June and I'm half-way through my four month adventure here on Vancouver Island, time is flying by! I've had a chance to explore the beautiful mountain, forest and oceans, check out some amazing live music, play some fun shows, spend time with some lovely cats and dogs, connect with old friends and make some new ones!  More to come as my adventures continue; next up is two sets as part of Duncan's 39 Days Of July Festival… I'm on the VITALS stage in the park by the train station Friday, July 26th at 4:00pm and Sunday, July 28th at 1:00pm, check out this amazing 39+ Days of music every day in Duncan! 

Just added Thursday, August 1st I hop over to Gabriola Island for a show with Vancouver's Matt Kennedy from the Headlong Hearts at the Skol Pub, also special guest Marshall Mangan! 7:00pm to 10:00pm, no cover, PWYC!

I'll be doing a house concert on Thetis Island also with Matt Kennedy, Saturday, August 3rd, if you'd like to attend, email me for details at

And rounding out my adventures I'll be in Victoria on Friday, August 16th at Caffe Fantastico, for a mostly solo show with some surprise special guests! 6:00pm to 9:00pm, tickets $10.00 in advance on Eventbrite: or PWYC at the door.  Seating is limited, so get your tickets in advance! FB Event:

Stay tuned for more about a concert in Woodslee, Ontario after my return with Mike Houston on Friday, August 30th as part of the Lakeshore Summer Concert Series

Here's a few photos of my adventures so far - see you on the Island as summer unfolds!

Vancouver Island Shows! 

In only a few short weeks, I'm flying west for my great summer adventure on Vancouver Island from May 3rd to August 25th, pet-sitting and playing some fun shows around the Island! Hoping to see tons of old and new friends on my travels.  I start things off in Comox, on Friday, May 10th, where I've been added to a night celebrating the music of Gordon Lightfoot, ‘Good Gord!’, a fundraiser for Rainbow House at the Comox United Church, also featuring Doug Cox, Helen Austin, Christy Vanden and Anela Kahiamoe.  Tickets on Eventbrite.

I head down to Victoria at the end of the month to team up with my pal Dan Belgue for a show at Wheelies Motorcycles and Cafe on Friday, May 31st, tickets $10 in advance on Eventbrite or at the door (PWYC will be accepted).  Find out more on Facebook.  Doors at 8pm, show starts at 9pm, will be a fun night of music in one of Victoria's coolest spots!  


We team up for a feature set at Victoria Folk Music Society's open mic night on Sunday, June 2nd, then hop over to Salt Spring Island for a show at The Local Pub on Saturday, June 8th, show starts at 6:00pm, more info on Facebook.  

More shows will be added through July and August, so stay tuned to the SHOWS page for more, I'll also be dropping in on some open mics on my travels around the island!  Coming up I'll be at the famous 39 Days Of July Festival in Duncan, and at Victoria's Caffe Fantastico coming up August 16th!

I'm already starting to book Pet-Sitting back in Ontario for the late fall 2024, winter and spring of 2025! So if you have vacations coming up and need love and care for furry friends and your home, be in touch - check out the PET-SITTING page for more info!

So exciting to be back on Vancouver Island for four whole months this summer - see you there!

April House Concert and Back At Phog! 

Spring feels like it's springing a little early this year, been spending more time up in London in the next while.. Join me and Dan for a special House Concert on Saturday, April 6th in London's Woodfield neighbourhood, reservations only $15.00 email or e-transfer here at  Space is limited! Get on the reservation list and the location details will be sent to you.  Doors at 7:30pm, show starts at 8:00pm, I'll be playing some of my originals as well as some of your favourite covers, a great way to hear us in a listening space!

Coming up on Saturday, April 13th, I'm back at Phog in downtown Windsor with the artist formerly known as Lonesome Lefty, Mike Houston!  Our pals from London, The Heartaches are our special guests for a night of classic country, bluegrass, folk, roots, fiddle music and more! 9:00pm until late, Pay What You Can, Cash Only! Vintage vinyl between sets.  

Excited about heading out to Vancouver Island for the whole summer! Thanks to everyone who shared my pet-sitting page, I have bookings for a good amount of this amazing trip.  I do have a few days and empty pockets of time, so if anyone you know out on Vancouver Island is looking for a fantastic pet-sitter, send them my way! 

 I've got some shows happening in Victoria, at Wheelie's Motorcycle Cafe on May 31st, Victoria Folk Society on June 2nd and on Salt Spring on June 8th at The Local!  More shows coming soon, and anyone who might like to host a house concert, or if you know of a venue I should connect with, be in touch! 

Get on the list for April 6th's House Concert - tickets are already selling quickly! See you there!


Vancouver Island Pet-Sitting, March and April Shows! 

February is fading into March and springtime is on the horizon… lots of news and music coming up. This summer I'm heading out to Vancouver Island from May to August, booking Pet-Sitting and music all across the island! I just re-vamped the PET-SITTING page, and set up a new Facebook Page Pet-Sitting On Vancouver Island. These pages feature my Pet-Sitting Wall Of Fame, and superdog photography by Mike Bourgeault.  Please give these a share to anyone out west who may need care for cats, dogs and other furry pals! I'm also booking shows too; so anyone hosting house concerts or other suggestions, be in touch!

Coming up in March, I'm back at The Richmond for a casual Thursday night show on March 7th for a Songwriters In The Round, with my pals Ron Leary and Barry James Payne

Starts at 8pm, PWYC Cash Only and we'll take turns playing songs and telling stories all together on stage.

Coming up April 6th, I'm back in London again for a special unplugged House Concert along with Dan Henshall on Mandolin.  Tickets are $15.00 via e-transfer at, location information provided with reservation, audience space is limited!  Doors at 7:30pm, show starts at 8:00pm, will be a lovely night of music and friends in London's Woodfield neighbourhood.

Windecker Road Films' program ‘Shane Dreams of Sweet Corn’, includes a song I recorded with Barry James Payne! You can watch the whole show on Youtube! 

Looking forward to my adventure out on Vancouver this summer, and be in touch with any tips on pet-sitting, music, or things to check out I may not have on my radar - always appreciate it and see you all soon!

Winter London Shows and More! 

Happy New Year!  I had a whirlwind of fun holidays, including the epic return of Two Dollar Bill and his Bad Pennies to the Richmond stage, great to see so many of you there! 2023 was full of adventures and music, and looking ahead at 2024 which will bring travels for music, pet-sitting, and more! 

First show of 2024 is at London Brewing, for a Sunday afternoon double bill on January 28th, with the Onion Honey Duo! 2pm to 4pm.  Dan Henshall along on this one on mandolin; enjoy some brews and tunes on a winter afternoon!

Thursday, February 8th, I'm back at The Richmond on my Birthday! Lots of Surprise Special Guests for a chill Thursday night, starting early at 8:00pm, Pay What You Can - cash only.  No Cake, no candles, no wishes!

I was thrilled to be invited by my old friend Jay Santarossa to be part of his new podcast, Into Music Lyrics, we got in-depth talking about my song “Currents Collide”, give a listen: 


CJAM 99.1fm's 40th Anniversary was celebrated in November, and a live version of “Scavengers” recorded on “The Windsor Scene” a few years back was included on CJAM's Live Off The Floor Compilation, you can get it on Cassette and get a special Zine with interviews and photos, a great way to support community radio in Windsor/Detroit! 

Check it out on Bandcamp:

And in more exciting news; a song I recorded with my pal Barry James Payne was included in a TV Show! Windecker Road Film's Graeme Bachiu asked us to record a version of “The Farmer Feeds Us All” to be featured in “Shane Dreams of Sweet Corn” airing on Fibe TV! 

Still aglow from bringing Two Dollar Bill back to The Richmond, here's a great video filmed by Kevan Carmen, capturing some of a very special night of music and friends!

See you on my travels coming up soon - Happy New Year!

Fireside Christmas Radio Hour, Two Dollar Bill Reunion! 

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you all..! It's been an amazing year of music and adventures with more to come in 2024..! I'm up at my snow-covered cabin in the woods again this Christmas to bring you The Fireside Christmas Radio Hour, sharing 90 minutes of Christmas music about Peace On Earth beside my crackling fire.  You can tune in to CJAM in Windsor, Radio Western in London, Midtown Radio online in Kitchener/Waterloo and a few more great stations this year, and you can listen on demand on Soundcloud here:

Radio Western 94.9fm in London,
Saturday, December 23rd: 12:00 noon to 1:30pm
Sunday, December 24th, Christmas Eve: 8:00pm to 9:30pm
Monday, December 25th, Christmas Day: 7:00pm to 8:30pm

CJAM Radio 99.1fm in Windsor & Detroit,
Monday, December 25th, Christmas Day: 2:30pm to 4:00pm


Midtown Radio Kitchener/Waterloo online,
Friday, December 22nd: 9:00pm to 10:30pm
Monday, December 25th, Christmas Day: 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Radio 42 North Online:

Stay tuned for more show times!

Coming up Friday, December 29th the one and only Two Dollar Bill Miles is coming back to London for a reunion show with some of his original Bad Pennies at The Richmond Tavern! Bill is coming to us all the way from Portage La Prairie, Manitoba after spending several years living off the grid in an old logging cabin north of Dryden.  This show will be huge!  Cash Only, Discontinued Currency Accepted.  Featuring myself, Allison Brown and Mike Houston (Lonesome Lefty) and tons of surprise special guests! 

Thanks so much to you all for listening, tuning in and coming to some really fun gigs in 2023 and can't wait to hang out more in 2024, January 28th I'm back in London at London Brewing with Onion Honey, and a special birthday show coming up at The Richmond on Thursday, February 8th - mark your calendars!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!






Christmas/Holiday Cards, "Fireside" Christmas Radio Hour 

November is here and I'm back on the farm in Southwestern Ontario to round out 2023, crafting up a flurry of Christmas and Holiday Cards, chopping firewood and collecting songs for this year's “Fireside” Christmas Radio Hour.  

If you're a musician with new or Christmas past music, I'm searching for songs for this year's “Fireside” Christmas Radio Hour, broadcast from a snow-covered cabin in the woods beside my crackling fire.  This year's theme is “Peace On Earth"; particularly looking for new holiday/Christmas/'peace' themed music from Canadian artists, and artists from the Windsor, London, Kitchener and Southern Ontario region where the show will air on campus/community radio stations. If you've got songs, send them my way at  Songs not chosen this year will go into my red sack of songs for future shows.  Can't wait to hear yours! Also accepting suggestions from listeners too.

Christmas and Holiday Card orders are steadily coming in; order yours now as they'll be crafted and sent to you according to when your order is placed, deadline is Monday, November 20th.  Place your order on the CARDS page: All cards are hand-made by me (Allison) , are 4.25 x 5.5 and include an envelope. 

Choose from your favourite designs:

“Just Another Memory” my EP of covers is celebrating it's one-year anniversary! If you haven't downloaded it free here: be sure to add it to your collection, or give it a spin on Spotify.  VERY LIMITED quantities of physical CDs are available for $10.00 by emailing, and they are exclusively available for retail sales at Grooves Records in London, Ontario. Fantastic artwork by Sarah Jane Baggio.

Looking forward to a cozy couple months of ‘hibernating’ from live shows, stay tuned for gigs being added for 2024!




November 2nd at The Richmond, Holiday Cards! 

Autumn is in full swing and I've had some great early fall adventures playing at Phog with Mike Houston and heading up to Algonquin Park for the glorious changing colours… Next up I'm back in London at The Richmond Tavern for a casual Thursday night show November 2nd with my pal Dan Henshall, and some surprise special guests, 8pm sharp, Pay What You Can! 

It's that time of year again! 

Time to order your Christmas and Holiday Cards!

A personal handmade card is a great way to celebrate the season and reach out to your family, friends and colleagues.

All cards are “4.25 x “5.5 and include an envelope.  

Pack of 5 Cards - $17.50 plus $2.50 postage = $20.00

Pack of 10 Cards - $35.00 plus $3.00 postage = $38.00

Pack of 20 Cards - $70.00 plus $4.00 postage = $74.00

Orders of over 20 cards will be priced individually.  Place your order from the CARDS page or email

Last day to place your order is Monday, November 20th, your cards will be mailed before December 4th.  Cards will be sent based on when you’ve placed your order, so order early! 

I recently added a few more videos to the VIDEOS page and to my YOUTUBE Channel from last summer at 14th Coffee Co. along with the amazing Grady Caplin on guitar - check those out!

Here's a few photos from Algonquin !  See you soon - Allison


September 15th at Phog! 

Happy September Folks! August was a heatwave of performances around Southern Ontario with one big show coming up this month in Windsor:

I'm back at PHOG on Friday, September 15th with MIKE HOUSTON (The artist formerly known as ‘Lonesome Lefty’) for an epic night of Classic Country, Fiddle Tunes, Lonesome Bluegrass, Folk, Roots and More.  We start at 9:00pm sharp and we'll go till 1:00am or later along with some surprise special guests.  This show marks Mike's return to the Phog stage after several years of hibernation.  Pay What You Can, $10.00 suggested.  Want us to play Cash? Well, you better bring some with you for when we pass around the jug. More on FB:

My October and November is very open; if anyone around Southern Ontario would like to book a concert or have me for your fall event's live music I can play solo, or with a variety of accompanists - get in touch, Stay tuned for a show coming up back at The Richmond in London on November 2nd.  

Hard to believe it's been a year since the “Just Another Memory EP" recording sessions; you can download the tracks FREE here:

Winter 2024 is already booking fast for House and Pet-Sitting; I have openings in November and December if you're planning a late fall/early winter holiday, more info at:

Here's a few photos from my August adventures; see you at PHOG on September 15th!


August In Southern Ontario 

July was an amazing month of music and adventures taking me to Old School Bluegrass Camp in Elphin, Home County Music & Art Festival in London, cat-sitting in Kitchener, a mini-tour with Barry James Payne, camping in Norfolk County and wrapped up with the Tiny Home Show in Ancaster… back in Ontario's deep south for August, lots of shows on the calendar!

I'm back in Amherstburg's Navy Yard Park Gazebo on Saturday, August 5th for a solo set from 3pm to 4pm, bring a lawn chair!

August 11th, 12th and 13th Kingsville Music Society Presents The Greenway Jam!  I'll be hosting the Harbour View Stage all day Saturday and playing as part of the ‘Song Farmers’ workshop at noon, Sunday I'll be on the mainstage at 1:00pm as part of ‘Touring Troubadours’! 

Sunday, August 20th I team up with Mike Houston for an afternoon of music on the patio at Pelee Island Winery in Kingsville as part of their Summer Sunday series, Noon to 4pm!

August wraps up with The Bank Social Pub in Cottam on Saturday, August 26th from 5:00pm to 9:00pm with a special mystery guest guitar accompanist!

Stay tuned for details for what promises to be an epic night of music at Phog on September 15th with Mike Houston!

I've got lots of openings for House and Pet-Sitting through fall and early winter, get in touch at to book me to take care of your furry pals on your fall vacation!

See you in Southern Ontario through August!