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Happy to announce the release of my latest single "Open Sky"!

Now available on Spotify, Itunes, and most other music download/streaming services.

Creating this really was a labour of love and I couldn't have done it without help from my amazing and wonderful sound engineer and co-producer David Tallarico.

Also shout out to the talented Gert Taberner for contributing to the harmonies, as well as Theras and Olivia Seneshen for their videography skills and help in putting together the music video.

Look forward to sharing some more singles and upcoming projects with you all in the near future!

November Sun 

Still feeling the warmth in that November sun 😎☀️ 

I've been reflecting a lot on time recently; how easy it is to get lost in the past or potential futures when all we really have is the miracle of the here and now.. Life truly is an incredible and fleeting gift and I've noticed how easy it is in the hustle of this world to feel like it is either too early or too late to do what we really want to do or to find and pursue the dreams that would really light a fire in us. It is so easy to feel like we are either too young or too old to take a leap into the unknown, to do something deep down we have always wanted to do, perhaps even needed to do. 

It leaves me wondering, if we each had one year left to live, one last precious sip of life, what would we want to do? What would we want to think about and what kind of conversations would we like to have with others? How much would worrying and stressing about the grievances we may or may not have with others or ourselves truly matter compared to simply telling and showing those that matter that we love them and taking the time and finding the courage to do the things that deep down we've always wanted to do. What could we each do to leave the world just a little better then how we found it from a place of authenticity, kindness, warmth, and compassion? 

It's time to find the audacity and courage to live like that now. Because despite the pain, the hurt, the setbacks, the struggles, the doubts, and the fears we all face in different ways, it is still an incredibly, breathtakingly, heartbreakingly beautiful world. We were born here, we belong, we matter, and while there's time, there is no time to waste. It's time to find the audacity and courage to forgive ourselves and others, believe in who we are, love each other, and become who we were made to be.

Do What You Love And Love What You Do 

Yesterday after five years of study I successfully finished my bachelors degree in Communications from Capilano University. Felt like an eternity and the blink of an eye at the same time but I feel a lot of gratitude for everyone I connected with in my time there and to those who helped/inspired me to keep coming back and complete my studies.

Now looking forward to diving fully into the dreams that lie ahead, including the release of the first single of my New EP "Open Sky" next week!

Excited to share what we've been working on in the very near future : )

New Single 

I am pleased to announce that after months of recording and mixing with my long time friend and talented producer @david_tallarico, we have finished putting together my brand new single, "Open Sky" : ) 

We will be releasing it in the near future so stay tuned! 🎵😊☀️🌳 #newmusic #newep #studio #friends #summervibes #localmusicians

Nature is Free 

Constantly reminded of how powerful and nourishing nature is as a place to feel alive, get inspired, and be creative.  

Photo Credit: Michal Urbánek​ 

 

Backyard Summer Songwriting 

Summer has arrived in backyard : ) A perfect place for playing and working on new songs ✨ #summermusic #northvancouver #junglegarden 

Photo credit: Theras

Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival 2018 

Had a great time presenting and playing for the Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival 2018 last week about the 15000 km of bicycling and canoeing I've done with a guitar on my back over the last few years! 

It was an honour to be part of such a beautiful, inspiring, and motivational festival with so many incredible speakers, film makers, event organizers, volunteers, and contributors! 

I wish everyone a lot of joy, learning, and success in the adventures to come : )

 

Bare Bones Music Video 

I am proud to announce the official music video release for my song "Bare Bones"! 

I have now re-edited and mastered the footage from a trip my friend David and I took down the Wind River a few seasons ago and added some performance footage captured by my friend Jonathan Lowey over the holidays. Hope you like it! 

For those that don't know, The Wind River is in the middle of the Peel Watershed, one of the biggest untouched wildernesses left in North America (no towns or roads). First Nations, conservation groups, friends, family, fellow Yukoners and I have been fighting to protect these pristine lands for over a decade. We fought mining corporations, oil and gas companies, and our own government. We went through three court cases all the way to the Canadian Supreme Court and as of three weeks ago, we won! 

A wilderness area the size of Scotland, including the Wind River is now permanently protected from mining and development. 

I know that our world needs resources, but it brings me a lot of joy and comfort knowing that some incredible lands like the Wind River can remain wild for future generations, there is a lot we can learn from spending time in these places. 

Wishing you all wondrous start to your new year. 

- T

Grassroots Tour Coming to a Close 

Well friends, after bicycling over 4,300 km this summer from my family home in the Yukon, playing music in bars, coffee shops, restaurants, community halls, houses, parks, beaches, wilderness lodges and state parks, I have sold out all the CD's I've brought with me and have decided to end my journey and grassroots tour this year in San Francisco, California. 

Riding the length of Vancouver island, the 101 through Washington and Oregon and the some of the Highway 1 north of here helped me realize in greater depth how special the west coast really is, and inso I want to wait until the rest of Highway 1 south of me in Big Sur is fixed in the coming seasons before touring down to San Diego and beyond. 

It's hard to describe in a few words what this tour has meant to me.. Two years ago I began with a canoe journey in the heart of Peel River Watershed in northern Yukon, one of the largest pieces of untouched wildernesses left in North America. I paddled the Wind River with my friend David, 600 km north to Fort Macpherson, Northwest Territories above the Arctic Circle, before riding my dad's old mountain bike from the 80's (that I used to ride on the back of as a baby) south down a 700 km of dirt road from Inuvik to Dawson City. 

In the time since then, I have recorded two albums and taken ole blue Bessie over 6000+ km south through my hometown of Whitehorse down the length of the Yukon, British Columbia, and now most of the West Coast of the US. The experiences, landscapes, flora and fauna, people, towns, and communities I have met, traveled with and through, have enriched me beyond what one post can do justice.. but I hope to pour the gratitude I feel into new music and eventually attempt a book or two. 

While this chapter may be coming to a close, the journey is far from over.. I eventually will return and hope to take that old mountain bike all the way to the tip of South America. 

For everyone who has encouraged, helped, and inspired me to live my dream, I could never thank you enough.. You are the salt of the earth and I hope that I will be able to pay it forward in my own way in the years to come. 

Peace and love, 

- T 

#bicycletouring #lifeisanadventure

The Redwoods 

Humboldt Redwood State Park has 1/5th of all the remaining old growth redwoods in the world. I felt so fortunate to ride under these majestic giants that can live well over 2000+ years and on average contain 7 times the biomass of the amazon rainforest in equal area. 

Definitely puts things in perspective when you think of the centuries these trees have weathered and have continued to grow through, harbouring sustained life and vitality as humans live out countless generations of idealism, folly, hopes, dreams, good and bad deeds, delusions of grandeur and self importance, only to rise and fall from dust to dust while these trees remain in awe inspiring endurance and tranquility season to season. 

I hope some of these ancient old growth trees can continue to survive, thrive, and outlive us. 

There is a lot we can learn from them. 

#oldgrowth #bicycletouring #explorecalifornia

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