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Roots North Music Festival, this weekend! 

Hey friends! Amy and I are very excited to be playing 2 sets this Saturday as part of the stellar Roots North Music Festival in our sweet hometown of Orillia!
We'll also be joined on a handful of tunes by the Brigadier-General of the Banjo, Ben Lowry. 

The show is at 2pm, at the whimsically wonderful Harold & Ferne, The Local Goods Co.
165 Mississaga St. E, downtown Orillia.

And hey, it's free!

Hope to see you there, pals.


"Almost Home" is launched! 

It was a real pleasure to launch my new album, "Almost Home" to a packed house of amazing folks last weekend, in the town where the album was recorded and mixed- lovely Uxbridge Ontario.

Special thanks to Jeff Gunn for opening the night with a stunning solo set of instrumental pieces from his upcoming album. 
It was great to get to perform with my buddy Jeff Haynes again, and there were more than a few magic moments singing once more with my beautiful wife Amy. Since the birth of our little Sadie, chances to perform together have been few and far between. I sure do cherish the times we do get to make harmonies in front of awesomely attentive listeners. 

Thanks also to the sweet and talented Dawna Huizenga for joining me in a very special debut duet of 'Winter Stars.'

And a huge shot of gratitude to our gracious and grand host, Tamara Williamson, for setting up such a perfect environment for these very personal songs to come alive.

This album has been a multi-year heart-project for me. The idea came to me the day my grandfather passed away- to write, home-record, produce and mix an album about his life, from start to finish.

It was a much larger project than I imagined- and I had boatloads of learning to do before I was ready to release it.

But now it is complete, and I feel a unique sense of freedom and wonder at what the next project will be... 

Album Release for "Almost Home" 

Album Release: Saturday February 4th, 2017. My grandfather was born in 1917. I've written, recorded, and hand-produced an album about his life, and will be releasing it 100 years after his birth- this February 4th. The initial launch party will be in the intimate form of a cozy house concert in central, downtown Uxbridge. The music will start at 8pm. I'm very happy to have my super-talented, world touring, sensei of the six-string friend Jeff Gunn doing an opening set. I will be joined by the masterful Jeff Haynes and the beyond-words Amy Jefferies, plus a few other tune-enhancing guests throughout the evening. BYOB, light snacks will be served. Suggested donation is $20. More info and FB event page to follow... For further details, please message me at, or email Tam Williamson at

Play a story, win a story. It's another #perfectsunday #doubleshot! 

This Sunday, June 26th, is another #perfectsunday #doubleshot!
This is going to be the best one yet! So many exciting things...

First off, I'll be playing 2 sets with my co-conspirator Jeff Haynes at everyone's favourite craft brewery, the Second Wedge Brewing Co. in Uxbridge.
2-4pm. We're thrilled to have the honey-voiced Tim Fors as our special guest opening act.

Then we head over to Col. McGrady's Pub, just up the street, for my weekly Sunday night Open Mic. 
Sign up is at 5:30pm. We'll be starting the night off with a special FEATURE SET by Uxbridge's own super-uke duo of mass destruction, 

The #songprompt theme of the night is: Story Songs.
Play a song along the theme, and earn a ticket for the draw Sunday night, which will be for a $25 Gift Card to 
Canada's best bookstore- Blue Heron Books! Play a story, win a story. Excellent.

Hope to see y'all at both!

More fun with Beer... 

Excited to announce that Darrin Davis and Jeff Haynes will be performing the last Sunday of every month,
at Uxbridge's own awesome brewery, the Second Wedge Brewing Co!

The joy begins Sunday April 24th, and goes from 2-4 pm.
No Cover.

And then you can hop on up the street to Col. McGrady's pub for Darrin's weekly Sunday night Open Mic!
Sign up is at 5:30 pm. Music starts at 6pm.

Enjoy the Sunday night Second Wedge $5 Pint Special while listening to some great local talent.
Or maybe you'll even get up and perform???

It's a Sunday Music Marathon 

Sunday February 21st is going to be a wonderful one.

Jeff and I are the debut performers at Uxbridge's grand spanking new brewery, the awesome Second Wedge Brewing Co.

We'll be playing our eclectic blend of erotic, electronic Moroccan trance music and 16th century Germanic court minstrel music, from 2-4pm.

Then I'll be hop, skipping and jumping a couple hundred metres east, to host my weekly Sunday night Open Mic, at Colonel McGrady's pub.

The #SongPrompt theme is: Gone But Not Forgotten- Late Great Songwriters.

Hope to see you, pal!


The Times, They are a Changin'! 

Starting tonight, the sign up for my Sunday Night Open Mic will begin at 5:30pm.
Music begins at 6pm. Sign up ends at 9pm, and the music ends at 9:30.

The SongPrompt Theme this week is a combo of Gillian Welch and Bob Dylan, due to the cancellation last week because of the crazy storm!
And there are some awesome prizes coming up, so stay tuned!

See you soon!

Holiday Break- No OM this Sunday.  

Hey Friends!
Enjoy this Sunday with friends and family, 
as there will be no open mic at Colonel McGrady's
on Sunday December 27th, due to the holidays.
I'll be back at it next Sunday, resolutely.


And don't forget about the Awesome Wednesday 
night Open Mic hosted by Tania Joy, also at McGrady's FunHouse!

It's Saturday. Let's do this.  

The always delightful Tim & Esther go on tonight at 9pm sharp. Then I'm up, with some magic guests of delight joining me. Then the ever-awesome Dawna H proves she can do a heck of a lot more than just make the best Latte's and ginger cookies this side of the Mississippi... Then I'm up again, to bring everything back to earth before we all head home.  Hope to see you all there tonight!

Love: Randy

Show next Saturday at Wixan's Bridge! 

Excited to say I'll be playing a full night of music 
at Wixan's Bridge in Uxbridge on Saturday Dec. 12th. 
Show starts at 9pm, and goes to the wee hours. 
I'll be joined by some special guests, including an opening set by 
Tim & Esther, and a later set by Dawna H. 
Should make for a great evening of stripped down acoustic bliss. 

Opening for Oh Susanna! 

Hey folks!

I'm very happy to say I'll be doing a solo opener set for the great Oh Susanna on Saturday December 5th!
I kick things off at 8pm.
The show is at the Greenbank Centennial Hall, and is put on by the wonderful Greenbank Folk Music Society.  
Tickets are available locally at Blue Heron Books, on Brock Street in Uxbridge. 

This is a big one for me. Nervous and excited!