black lives matter

Purchase Planks and Marietta today on Bandcamp and all proceeds will be donated to Black Lives Matter.

Planks and Marietta has been nominated for two 2021 Oshawa Music Awards Songwriter of the Year and Durham Song of The Year, and you can show your support by voting before Aug 20 at

I wrote this song about two tragic events. One while the world watched, the other close to home and relatively unknown. Both are hard to fathom and difficult to process but somehow we must, and then make change.

I had chills over and over as I listened! It has such artistry in its storytelling, its heartbreaking reserve, and the emotional strain/tension that runs through it. Artists have a special kind of bravery that’s linked with telling the truth. In this case, Tania rescues a moment in history from obscurity or suppression, and ask us to contemplate its wider relevance – to the community, to Blacks elsewhere, and to the world – as she tenderly explore the disjunction between appearance and reality. I find the song unaccountably moving.– Marie Zimmerman, Executive Director, Hillside Festival