Performance

100 Kids Video

February 29, 2016 Hey Friends 100 Kids Kingston had a very special event at the Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning on February 20, 2016. We gathered to make a little video featuring a small but mighty cast of the 100 Kids group singing the new theme song.  We were joined by Braden Dragomir from make…

‘True Friend’ Video

Saturday July 4, 2015 My dear friend Anna and her dear friend Mavis created this sweet little video for the song, True Friend.  Thanks yu2! (Having a friend is a beautiful thing …)

I Am a Child Video

Monday June 1, 2015 I am a child. I’ll last a while You can’t conceive of the pleasure in my smile … —Neil Young When I was preparing to record The Very Next Day, I had 9 original songs and wanted to include 1 ‘cover’ song. I had settled on the song, “To Everyone in…

The Very Next Day (new album forthcoming)

Hey friends. I’m making a new record … called The Very Next Day. ‘What’s the Big Idea?!?’ is still having a great run. It garnered critical acclaim. (It was nominated for 3 music awards including a JUNO.) More important, children and their parents love the music. They’re listening to The Big Idea in their living…

VIA Rail Artist On Board

Travelling by train as the VIA Artist Onboard. What a sweet gig.  I did the Montreal to Halifax/Halifax to Montreal trip.  Boarded the train in Montreal.  Pulled out of the station at 7 pm. Arrived in Halifax the next evening.  Just under 24 hours.  My job?  Three, forty-five minutes sets as the train headed East. …

Rocks & Trees En Espagnol

Rocks and Trees are all of me … grass and dew are all of you.  If you’re not familiar with the song, perhaps stream it here on my site from the Big Idea playlist.  The song is written by my friends, Tom Knowlton and Mark Baldwin (both of the former Children’s TV show, “Camp Caribou”). …

Live Music @ Chapters

    payday loans ohio       What’s the Big Idea?!? Live at Chapters: JUNO-Nominated Artist Live In-Store Performance for Children & Parents featuring Gary Rasberry Saturday February 22, 2014   Noon – 2 p.m. Join JUNO-nominated artist, Gary Rasberry for a live in-store performance at Chapters, Kingston.  Gary will be playing songs from his…

More Naked Than Ever Blog

More Naked Than Ever turns out to be the latest big idea out of Big Idea Headquarters this month.  My new book of poems dropped December 13th.  (Yes.  Friday the 13th.) Like poetry? If your answer leans toward ‘yes’ then The Grad Club would have been a good place for you to be on this particular Friday…

Canadian Folk Music Awards

I flew to Calgary to attend the Canadian Folk Music Awards.  ‘What’s the Big Idea?!?’ was nominated for ‘Children’s Album of the Year.’  It was my first awards ceremony—no red carpet but very festive and folky at the same time.  Shelagh Rogers and Benoit Bourque co-hosted the event and musical performances kept the evening flowing….

Throw a Penny in the Wishing Well

Throw a Penny in the Wishing Well … is the title of Jennifer Gasoi’s latest record. If you’ve been following my blog, you’ll know that her album was also nominated  for Children’s Album of the Year at the Canadian Folk Music Awards. One of the fringe benefits, if not the most important result, of being…