My favourite renaissance man - blacksmith, historian, musician, artist, impresario, singing school teacher, you name it, Ian probably has a good idea how to do it.
Photo goddess most high and Oliver's former webinatrix wonder.
Wanderer of the back roads of life, singer, hula artist.
Fabulous virtuoso of the pipa (Chinese lute). Together they play in the Lotus Ensemble.
Lyrical, poignant, a natural poet and observer of life.
Fresh and compelling voice in Canadian Children's music. Oliver also grew up with Jack, placing him in special light.
This absolutely charming gem of a place is in Robert's Creek in the Sunshine Coast. Pure West Coast funkiness and charm.
Loud and proud purveyors of Swedish trad-metal.
Ithaca Stringed Instruments
Eric Aceto is a fine electric violin builder out of Ithaca, NY. Oliver was a proud owner and player of Eric's fabulous NV model.
A passionate and articulate cellist/singer with a profound sense of drama in melody.
Talented multimedia web movie guy working out of Vancouver.
An old fiddling friend, fellow Stewed Tomato, has a beautiful album called Eavesdropping
A lovely and true-to-the-heart BC bluegrass singer and fiddler.
Brilliantly funny Canadian journalist and broadcaster. Creator of Vinyl Cafe CBC radio series and books.
Chix on Stix. You have to see 'em to believe it, these spectacularly becostumed stiltwalkers defy description.
Northwest Fiddle Fest
In Smithers, Oliver taught and mentored great bunch of fiddlers. They have an album and a fiddle festival in March every year.
Four leading female singers in Canadian country music team up for this vocal treat.
Canadian acoustic combat finger-style guitar god.
A small gal with a HUUUGE voice. She and her partner Pete Heitzman make wild funky music together.
A genius Neapolitan bandleader and composer/arranger of new Italian trad/jazz.
Oliver's eminently musical sax and ewi playing friend from L.A.
Jane Jacobs Prize recipient Dan Yashinsky is at the forefront of Canadian storytelling.
Great friend, singer, open heart, beacon of sanity in this crazy world.
Another great friend, (Brent's son) Liam was Oliver's apprentice on the fiddle for years. Now he's a booming singer/songwriter.
An icon of Canadian music and still going strong and making it happen.
One of the top American songwriters of the last 40 years.
Bass lord, multi-instrumentalist, composer, garden railway buff.
A Man Called Wrycraft
Oliver's album designer, with an emphasis on EYE. Brilliant, musical, prolific - the best.