Happy to announce that I am part of Eastside Confectionery Records, a collective of musicians in Toronto’s east-end. We will be announcing new releases from myself, along with other artists in the near future. Here is a link to their Facebook page. Give ‘er a ‘like’.
Very excited to once again be playing the ‘Dinner + A Song’ series. On Saturday October 1st at Miller Lash House in Scarborough I will be doing a half-hour opening set for headliner Jory Nash, an award-winning songwriter who is a regular on the folk circuit.
More info right here …I will be on the poster soon!!!
Thanks for visiting my site. It’s been a busy summer playing, writing and recording …
I’ve been playing bass with a new little Toronto-based combo called Eric and The Soo. It’s old-fashioned rock and roll, with a small-town twist. Come check us out at Castro’s Lounge on Queen St. East in Toronto on Tuesday August 16th.
I’m also strumming my guitar and singing in a tribute duo called The Clarkson Brothers, featuring my good pal James Clark. We pay tribute to some of our favourites including The Kinks, The Beatles, Elvis, Buddy Holly and more. Our voices blend together with harmonious ease. Come check us out at Albatross Pub on the Lakeshore in Etobicoke on Saturday August 27th.
Still playing solo shows too, including my Sunday residency at The Amsterdam Bicycle Club. Future dates include Sunday August 17th and Sunday September 2nd.
Meanwhile, I will be holed-up in my basement recording studio working on a new record. Very excited about it and can’t wait to start sharing tunes with you!
Until next time …thanks for visiting.
The Clarkson Brothers, 2016.
Happy to announce a residency at The Amsterdam Bicycle Club in Toronto starting in May, as part of the summer-long Singer-Songwriter series. I will be playing the first Sunday of every month. Here’s a pic of moi at the ABC on Saturday March 26th …
Thanks for reading, see you soon!
Check out my brand new video for the song ‘Caledonia Rain’.
The video you are about to see came from a short film that was stowed in an old yellow box that had been sitting in my desk drawer for a few years. The small box is faded, old and features two 4 cent stamps. That’s how old it is!! The back of the box is labelled with my Dad’s handwriting. It was his old Toronto address, where he lived prior to meeting my Mother. When I opened the box a few months ago I found a small movie reel inside.
It was shot with an 8mm camera in 1964. The camera operators are my parents, Bruce and Donna Robertson. The video features my parents and grandparents, Bud and Gladys Staniland on a trip to beautiful Banff, Alberta.
This homemade movie seemed a right fit with the homemade music of ‘Caledonia Rain’. Plus, it’s a cool story …
Enjoy and thanks for reading!
What a blast playing the Stone Cottage Pub on Sunday October 15th. Opened for Irene Torres to a warm and welcoming audience.
I’m playing Placebo Space on Thursday October 29th. See the SHOWS section foe details.
See you at the next show! Craig
Excited to share the news that the brand new video for the song ‘Caledonia Rain’ will debut very soon! I will keep you posted.
Plus, a few gigs are coming this week including a charity show at Berkley Castle on the 17th and my Sunday Songwriters residency at the ABC on Sunday night. Check the shows section for details!
See you soon, Craig
NEW ALBUM HAS ARRIVED!!!!
Very excited about the upcoming release of ‘Family Name’. It’s been a few years in the making, with some hiccups along the way, but well worth the wait!!
The album is available at live shows right now and will be available via mail order and iTunes soon! I will keep you posted.
Check the shows section for upcoming gigs. See you next time …
Please check out my new single called “Caledonia Rain“. The word ‘caledonia’ is an ancient term used for Scotland and this tune is inspired by my Scottish heritage. In fact the picture you see here with the woman and man was taken by my grandmother Isabella McGowan, born outside of Glasgow. Hope you like!!
New album called ‘Family Name’ comes out soon …
As July wraps up soon, it’s been a busy month getting back into the swing of playing live again after being down for the count with a concussion in June. Thanks to those who came out this month to see shows at Hola Cafe Tapas Bar http://hola-experience.com and the Amsterdam Bicycle Club http://www.abclub.ca.
(Taken at the ABC, Sunday July 19th, 2015)
August in coming soon and I will be back at Hola and the ABC. Plus I’ve added a gig in my hometown of Scarborough at the Miller Lash House on Thursday August 20th. It’s a beautiful heritage building with Thursday night pub nights during the summer season. Check them out here http://www.millerlashhouse.ca. And check the shows section for dates!
New album comes out this fall too. Exciting times …