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!



Old School Camps, Home County and More! 

July is here!  I'm off on a month of adventures that bring me back to Old School Bluegrass and Fiddle & Banjo Camps up in Elphin as Camp Assistant, always a highlight of the summer and can't wait to be part of it all again this year! 

Another huge part of July is HOME COUNTY MUSIC & ART FESTIVAL in London coming up July 14th to 16th in Victoria Park.  I'll be doing a special Gordon Lightfoot tribute Saturday afternoon at 4:30pm on the East Stage, and a tweener on the mainstage later that night.  Sunday, July 16th I'll be joining a tribute to Nora Galloway on the South Stage at 12:00, then running over to the Home Grown Stage for my concert set with Dan Henshall at 1:00pm.  The fest wraps up for me at 3:00pm for “Tales From The Road” on the South Stage.  Full schedule is at

I'll be back in Kitchener for a show with my pal Barry James Payne (String Bone) on Friday, July 21st at The Yeti Cafe, 8:00pm, $10 in advance, limited tickets available!

Don't take a chance, get your tickets in advance at:

We team up again the next day and add Dan Henshall on July 22nd at Anderson Craft Ales in London, 1:00pm to 4:00pm!

Episode #1 of the P.I.R.A.T.E. Radio Podcast from Pelee Island is LIVE; give a listen at  

Be sure to check out all the great music, art and theatre put together by the Stone & Sky Music & Art Series for an amazing season on Pelee Island!

See you in Victoria Park for HOME COUNTY and more of these amazing July adventures!




June and July - Southern Ontario! 

Summer is just beginning, an exciting time of the year as flowers begin to bloom and the leaves are bursting out green… lots of great music is in the air here in Southern Ontario! Saturday, June 3rd brings me to Viewpointe Estate Winery in Harrow for music on the patio with a special guest guitar accompanist, 1:30pm to 4:30pm. Sunday, June 4th I'm back at Amherstburg's Navy Yard Park Gazebo, for Open Air Weekends! 

I'll be playing next to the Big Tomato in Leamington as part of the Leamington Arts Centre's Mill Street Markets on Friday, June 9th, 7:30pm, a great event showcasing local food, beverages, art and more!

A Mini-Tour with my pals Onion Honey rounds out the month with an outdoor concert at The Patillo Apple Orchard in Lakeshore, Friday, June 23rd - tickets are already SOLD OUT! Thanks for the amazing response to this concert and looking forward to seeing you there, no door tickets will be available.  

I'll be tagging along with Onion Honey up to Hamilton to drop in on a few songs at their performance at The Welcome Home Festival on June 24th before heading over to St. Thomas for music on the patio The Railway City Brewery

Re-uniting with Dan Henshall on Mandolin for this one!

July brings me back to Old School Bluegrass Camp, still spots left if you'd like to join up for these fun music camps! Super thrilled to be part of this year's Home County Music and Art Festival in London July 14th - 16th!  

More shows in July - I'll be teaming up with Barry James Payne for a show in Kitchener July 21st at The Yeti Cafe, limited spots available, tickets $10 -

And at Anderson Ales in London on July 22nd! 

Can't wait to see you all soon, will be a great couple months of amazing shows around Ontario!





Spring and Summer Gigs: Home County in London! 

Howdy Folks! Spring has sprung here in Ontario's deep south and been working on booking some really fun shows and collaborations for the spring and summer. BIG NEWS - I'm thrilled to be back at London's Home County Music & Art Festival, as part of an amazing lineup of stellar acts including Stephen Fearing, Terra Lightfoot and more, can't wait to share the stage with some excellent performers! Can't wait to see you all again in Victoria Park July 14th to 16th!

Coming up on the May long weekend, I'll be playing two Essex County shows,  changes to this weekend's shows-  Saturday May 20th   Kingsville Brewery Taphouse with the one and only Mike Houston!  

Later on in May, I'm leading training sessions on radio and podcasting on Pelee Island as part of the P.I.R.A.T.E. (Pelee Island Radio and Training Experience) presented by the Stone & Sky Music & Art Series! Volunteers will contribute to a new podcast about life on the island. More information is at:

June 3rd brings me back to beautiful Viewpointe Winery in Harrow for an afternoon of music along with a guest guitarist from 1:30 to 4:30pm, and more June dates are being added, check out the SHOWS page to stay updated! 

Super excited about sharing the stage for the June 23rd-25th weekend with my Kitchener pals Onion Honey!  We're at the Patillo Apple Orchard for a special outdoor concert on Friday, June 23rd, tickets are at Eventbrite: 

We head to Hamilton on the 24th and we wrap up our mini-tour on Sunday, June 25th at Railway City Brewing in St. Thomas!

I'm still booking House and Pet Sitting into the fall and winter: 

Lots on the go and hope to see you as my performance schedule heats up for the summer season!

Website Re-Design, March Adventures! 

Howdy Folks! February brought some great adventuring up in London with dog-sitting and some music, had a chance to join The Rizdales for a few songs during their monthly show at The Richmond Tavern, and catch up with lots of friends! 

I'm back in London again at The Richmond Tavern coming up Sunday, March 12th as a special guest with Emily Garber, 3pm to 6pm, Pay What You Can!

I'll be hanging out in London for the week before heading to Guelph, and then to Old School Song Writing Camp on Wolfe Island! 

Brought to you by the Old School Camps team, there are spots still available for Old School Bluegrass and Fiddle & Banjo Camps coming up in July, check it out: 

And happy to show off the newly redesigned featuring photography by Sarah Kivell


Booking home and pet-sitting into fall and early winter 2023, find out more at

Can't wait to see you on my March adventuring back in London, Guelph and Wolfe Island!

Online Birthday Concert February 8th! 

Winter is in the air and a few things are coming up on the horizon... I'll be celebrating my birthday this year with a solo concert on Wednesday, February 8th as I return to Acoustic Spotlight Online, you can tune in from anywhere at 7:00pm Ontario Time at

Gearing up for the Old School Camps season, I'll be helping out as Camp Assistant at Song Writing Camp coming up in March, and registrations are open for July's Old School Bluegrass and Fiddle & Banjo Camps, you can sign up at 

Home and Pet-Sitting is booking up fast for 2023, I'll be up in London in February and back again in March... openings still available for April and May!

My spring and summer gig calendar is still very open - message me if you'd like to host a house concert, or there's a venue or festival I should inquire about performance opportunities!

Stay tuned for more as I'll be re-designing the website soon with some amazing new photos...

Happy wintering!

"Fireside" Christmas Radio Hour 

Merry merry merry! It's been a flurry of fun projects this November and December... I handcrafted over 160 Christmas and Holiday cards this season, and I've been busy chopping firewood and gathering a stocking-full of songs for my annual "Fireside" Christmas Radio Hour, broadcast through the magic of radio from my snow-covered cabin in the woods tucked into a mystery location in the forest of Northern Ontario.

It's my favourite way to wish friends near and far a Merry Christmas and all the best in the winter season, you can tune in on CJAM 99.1fm in Windsor/Detroit, Radio Western in London, Midtown Radio online from Kitchener, and a few other stations around Ontario.  You can also listen on demand anytime on Soundcloud at:

Midtown Radio: December 22nd, 9:00pm to 10:30pm

Radio Western (94.9fm, London, Ontario): December 23rd at 8:00pm to 9:30pm, December 24th, 4:00pm to 5:30PM

CJAM 99.1fm Windsor/Detroit: December 24th at 5:00pm, December 25th at 2:30pm

and Radio 42 North online; December 25th at 12 noon and then again at 8:00pm.

So happy to hear that "Just Another Memory" my EP of five covers has been charting on community radio; it was #2 on the Radio Western Charts and #16 on CJAM! 


You can download it free on the MUSIC page and you can stream on Spotify: The Spotify version of the release also includes my back catalog of cover recordings from the Stitches & Incisions, Viper at The Virgin's Feet and Everything That Shined albums.

Wishing you all the best for 2023 and a Merry merry merry holiday season from here at the snow-covered cabin!