The Douglastown Project at Benny Library – June 5, 2019

Dear readers, Our trio, The Douglastown Project (Glenn Patterson, Laura Risk, Brian Morris), is playing an hour-long free show and discussion at the Benny Library in Montreal’s NDG neighbourhood on June 5th. If you or family live around Montreal and would enjoy hearing some of the old fiddle music that used to be played around … More The Douglastown Project at Benny Library – June 5, 2019

The Douglastown Detour – Available for Download Today

At long last, the day has arrived. The Douglastown Detour app for Apple and Android phones is now available for download. This is a self-guided audio walking tour of the Douglastown village core (from the present-day community centre down to the tracks on the beach and all important sites and places between – e.g. the … More The Douglastown Detour – Available for Download Today

The Gaspé Reel

It’s a rainy day today here in Gaspé so I put a fire on here and decided to listen to a reel of tape that Brian Morris loaned me last spring. It features a dub of a great out-of-print vinyl of acoustic fingerstyle guitar music on side A; then, fifteen minutes into side B (which … More The Gaspé Reel

A Monster’s Holiday – Ray McAuley and Wild Country

For this most creepy time of year, I’d like to share a recording of Ray McAuley and Wild Country singing a Buck Owen’s classic, “A Monster’s Holiday.” These guys were one tight band, as good live as on record. Ray was from a family of country singers and guitar pickers from Douglastown, Gaspé, Quebec. His … More A Monster’s Holiday – Ray McAuley and Wild Country