Jenn Grant At The Primavera Sound Festival.


My sister in law, Jenn Grant is performing at the PrimaVera Sound Festival in Barcelona Spain this week. Here is one of my favourite Jenn songs.

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The Soundtrack Of My Day.


I used to listen to music all the time when I painted, but now that I have kids I find I listen to music less. It might have something to do with my enjoying moments of silence more than I used to. Of course silence is now rare and therefore more precious to me.

This week I’m going to try and get back to listening to music while I work and I’d like you to help me pick an album to listen to tomorrow. Please vote for the album of your choice.

My top twenty albums to paint to.


If I had to pick twenty albums to paint to I’d probably go with this very random assortment of music. All of these albums have been in heavy rotation as I’ve painted over the years. What music do you like to listen to as you paint?

Arcade Fire Neon Bible.

Louis Armstrong plays W.C.Handy

The Beatles Abbey Road.

Cowboy Junkies The Trinity Sessions.

Elvis Costello King of America.

Miles Davis Kind of Blue.

Miles Davis ‘Round About Midnight.

The Clash London Calling.

Billy Bragg Talking with the tax man about poetry.

Leonard Cohen Live in London.

Jenn Grant Echoes

Nick Lowe The Convincer

Bruce Springsteen Nebraska.

Squeeze Singles 45’s and under.

Stan Rogers Home in Halifax.

The Royal Tenenbaums

The White Stripes Icky Thump

Fiona Apple Extraordinary Machine

U2 All That You Can’t Leave Behind

Feist Let It Die

Halifax girl singers and others.


Here is a list of what I like to call the Halifax girl singers. There are some fantastic women musicians coming out of Halifax, Nova Scotia today, These are a few of my favorites.

Rose Cousins: If You Were For me.

Jill Barber: For All Time.

Jenn Grant: Orchestra For The Moon.

A New Kind of Light: Songs for Christmas. Jill Barber, Rose Cousins, Meaghan Smith.

I listen to a lot of different things, I’m a big fan of Canadian Music, here are a few of my favorites.

Brooke Miller: You Can See Everything.

In Flight Safety: Coast is Clear.

Feist: The Reminder.

David Francey: The Waking Hour.

Ron Sexsmith: Cobblestone RunWay.

K.D. lang: Songs of the 49th Parallel.

Corb Lund: Horse Soldier! Horse Soldier!