When I came to Yellowknife in 2003, I really appreciated and embraced the vibrant arts scene of the city. I didn’t even really play an instrument then, but the people I met inspired me to get back to having art in my life. I taught myself to play the guitar and started making and playing my own folk music. I do it mostly for just the joy of performing.
A lot of songs I have written are based on personal experiences. Some are totally made up but most are from my life. I usually get a line that comes in my head and think, “that’s a good line” and try to expand on that to get a theme and song going. Sometimes those lines just roll around in my head for years and there are lots that never turn into songs.
I would like to continue recording. I think sometimes I ask myself whether I could support myself with music one day, but I am not quitting my day job just yet. Music is really about bringing community members together to enjoy the arts together and enrich their lives.