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Oh boy, things have been quiet here on the website. Not so much because things haven’t been happening in my world, but because I have been swept up in the rush of traveling and touring and songwriting and moving (finally grabbed the rest of my things in BC and brought them back to Toronto, after four years in G.’s basement!) Took my reclaimed electric guitar and champ amp and gave it a whirl on two weeks of dates across Canada, with my buddy Richard Garvey. Been to Europe twice. In fact, that’s where I am now…

And so, let’s just change things up shall we?
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Because THIS FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 15th), I am playing in DÜSSELDORF, GERMANY at a festival called: Metro Unboxed. 19:00 to 22:00 at the Forum.

Then on SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 23rd, finally! A legitimate reason to wear my sparkly hot pants on stage…. I am part of a David Bowie Tribute Night hosted by One Eye Open, also in DÜSSELDORF. Oh yeaaaaaah!

By the way, Sascha Düx is playing electric guitar with me on both of these gigs, and Lorenz Naumann will tinkle keys and bass strings on the 23rd! I am a lucky, lucky human. You will be too, if you come to the shows. ;)

Curious? Want more details about both these shows?
Right here ==> tour dates page.


Delighted to be heading back to KÖLN tomorrow afternoon for another coffee & cake concert at Cafe MidSommar! It’s an early show from 15:00 to 17:00. And hurray! Sascha Düx will be joining me again for this final show of the spring tour. See you there!

Check tour dates for more info.


Karyn returns to Europe this spring to showcase songs from her upcoming album, Speed Of Light, which is currently in the final stages of production in Düsseldorf Germany where it was recorded this past year.

Join Karyn at one of her shows and enjoy an up-close and personal opportunity to hear Karyn perform. You can also get in on the ground level of support for her new album, by joining her crowdfunding campaign.

Here is the itinerary so far:

Thursday May 11 – Grevenbroich, DE
Kultus das Cafe – with opening act Clara Krumm

Saturday May 13 – Düsseldorf, DE
House Show

Monday May 15 – Wesel, DE

JZ Karo – double bill, with Lynne Hanson

Friday May 19 – Antwerpen, BE
Casa de Sonny

Sunday May 21st – Gent, BE
Cafe de Loge – double bill, with Lara Leliane
Facebook event

Friday June 9th – Lausanne, CH
Roof Top Concert

Saturday June 10 – Lausanne, CH
House Show

Saturday June 17 – Luggagia, CH
House Show

Saturday June 24 – Köln, DE
Cafe de MidSommar



This Saturday afternoon! @ Café Midsommar (Luxemburger Str.267)
Sascha Düx is joining me on electric guitar!

See tour dates.



Ah yes! This has been quite an end to 2016 / start to 2017. Now that I am completely unpacked into my new house (we moved January 5), it is time for me to pack up again. Yay! I’m heading back to Düsseldorf, Germany this Saturday!

You may notice I have been heading over there quite frequently since this past summer. That’s because I am recording a new album there at Music Making People Studio!! :D

I’ll be in D-dorf for two months: time to finish the record (aptly titled: Speed Of Light). During the first month I will also be taking part in a songwriting challenge called FAWM (aka “February Album Writing Month”) – my goal: 14 new songs in 28 days! It is my third year participating. I’m excited and nervous! Hopefully we’ll get some sweet gems out of it for future albums.

Incidentally, Speed Of Light features two songs that I wrote during last year’s FAWM! :D

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