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Here is the NEW RECORD! It will live here for a little while.
Things have been moving so quickly with other projects lately, that we haven’t had a chance to let this one have a life of its own. It was recorded last year with Jason Sharp, Josh Zubot and Phil Melanson. You can stream or buy.



its been sooooo long

It’s been quite the summer away from home! I’m now playing fulltime with the band Patrick Watson, and doing duo and band show with Marie-Pierre Arthur.  The summer has flung us about the Canada, the States and Europe.  All the while, Hans Bernard and I have been taking every chance we get to mix the new Joe Grass band record. Its almost there.  I hope to have it up for you to hear quite soon!

I’m also very happy about the new Laruence Helie record i had the great pleasure to produce this winter/spring.  This will drop sometime in fall.

Lots of fun ‘one off’ shows for Pop Montreal this year. Some will even be in 3d….



Thank you Manitoba!

In Late November and early December I had the chance to travel all over the wonderful province of Manitoba playing in venues, houses, stores, and barns. It was a wonderful experience, thanks to all the great people i met along the way. It was the longest stretch of solo performing I’ve done in quite a while. It felt great!

Thanks for coming out to check out the tunes, Manitoba friends! Also, thanks to Homes Routes for setting it all up.

till next time…


New record in the works!

Hello there,

The summer has been a good with lots of shows with Marie-Pierre Arthur, NDG, Patrick Watson, and now off to Europe with Marie-Jo Therio. We also got the chance to go in the studio with the new band, to record 8 of my new tunes which are currently being dressed up and getting ready to go to your party. Stay tuned!

La Blogotheque Take Away Show

Quoted from La Blogotheque:

“Joe Grass is the king of the string.

I first heard about Joe through Pietro Amato, horn player with The Luyas and Belle Orchestre, formerly 1/14th of Arcade Fire. His praise was high, and the legend of his multi-instrumentation was mighty. I went down to Barfly in Montreal’s Mile End to listen for myself and was blown away by his playing. One boyish, blond upstart ripping his mandolin apart in the middle of a group of seasoned, 40-something bluegrass veterans to the delight of a tightly-packed house.

The session with Joe happened as a surprise. Packing up for a trip back to Toronto from Montreal, I called him as an afterthought, knowing he had been on the road, and conveniently he had time late in the evening.

Jessie grabbed the pedal steel, Joe the 6-string and an amp wheeled out on a dolly and we headed into the heart of the Van Horne alleys. She, intrepid as always, pokes her head over a fence and inquires, en francais, the likelihood of stealing some power from a pantsless man who had been sitting at his window, wondering about our intent. Power is achieved, and Joe regales the neighborhood with a haunting and familiar melody.”

“We continue on to the only flower shop in the city open until late enough for our adventures and, earlier in the week, close enough to dawn to surprise Arlene with birthday daisies. Now, Joe treats us to a barely born song amidst the fragrant lilies, roses and lilacs that, throughout the shoot, many purchase with smiles for Joe’s confident finger-picking and simple words.”