Homegrown prairie music folk/country. Singer/songwriter. Metis influence.
Born just south of the Turtle Mountains in Deloraine, Manitoba, my early years were influenced by farm life and Métis mountain music. I started singing at an early age with inspiration from old style country music and Métis fiddle music. I attended Crocus Plains Regional School from 1976 until 1979 where I joined the music program and became a member of CP Express, the Crocus Plains rock band as the lead male singer. I began writing my own music in 1994 and continue today. I acted in the following films; "Canada a Peoples History" playing a Métis Soldier, and performed "Métis Pride" in a BBC Scotland production of "A Highland Empire". I am currently working on my first full length CD. I have wrote a number of songs of which I am recoding eleven and also I am also recording Crazy written by Willy Nelson and made famous by Patsy Cline. I am working with Canadian producer Craig Fotheringham. Craig is a proven producer with the experience I needed to produce a winning product. All the songs are designed for radio play, from fast paced bar tunes to slow moving ballads which should prove to be enjoyable to all country music fans. I will be releasing the CD in the summer of 2009.
I have since played as a duo for the past three years, and now am starting to write for a second album. I have taken vocal coaching from Bruce Moore and validated my range and further developed the power in my voice.
I have always enjoyed entertaining and am busking at the forks on a regular basis, for praciice and the enjoyment of entertaining.
Nominated in 2010 for aboriginal songwriter of the year
Semi finalist in the international songwriting competition in 2012
Here is some of the gigs I have played.
BACK TO BATOCHE 2010
METIS FEST, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
TURTLE MOUNTAIN WOODSTOCK 2012
METIS DAYS TURTLE MOUNTAIN 2012
EVEN SPRAY COUNTRY BBQ
BUSKING AT THE WINNIPEG DOWN TOWN FORKS
COUNTRY SIDE LOUNGE EVERY THURSDAY EVENING IN JULY (LASALLE. MANITOBA) 2013
METIS DAYS FEATURING TOM RACINE, "AFTERNOON CONCERT" JUNE 29,2013
METIS DAYS, FEATURING TOM RACINE "A FAMILY CAMPFIRE NIGHT" JUNE 29,2013