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Woodshed Slim @ The Mississippi Sessions.

Monday, February 20th, 2017

Woodshed Slim playing Old Home Blues at The Mississippi Sessions.
The Mississippi Sessions, is a series of live Facebook shows recorded in a beautiful converted stone church on the banks of the Mississippi River in Appleton Ontario.

I had the privilege of performing 4 songs at the most recent session on February 19th.

The Hillbilly Hepcats play Lonesome Train

Saturday, February 4th, 2017

Here’s a little sample of what you get at a show of my band The Hillbilly Hepcats.

You can see more at The Hillbilly Hepcats dotCom or on our Youtube Channel.

The Hillbilly Hepcats

Wednesday, September 7th, 2016

I’ve been a little quiet about art and comics over the past two years. I have been drawing, though it’s mainly been storyboarding for Littlest Pet Shop, 3 Amigonauts, Camp Lake Bottom and other TV cartoons.

Where I’ve been putting my attention in my spare time has been in music. Visit my music page to see more details.

At the beginning of 2014 I joined a band called the Lonesome Devils. Two years and about 100 plus gigs later, the band folded. From the ashes grew a tight little rockabilly trio called the Hillbilly Hepcats


The Hillbilly Hepcats are an Ottawa based trio playing an energetic blend of burning hot  Rockabilly, Roots and 50’s Rock and Roll.

Members: Craig – lead guitar, vocals /  Rob – standup bass / Andre – drums

We gig regularly around the Ottawa and outlying area, and we maintain a weekly house gig at Fatboys Southern Smokehouse every Thursday night from 8-10:30 pm. No cover and the Ribs are all you can eat.

If you are in Ottawa and want to come dancing (or just watch) come on down.

A Solo Acoustic Gig….

Tuesday, June 27th, 2006

I got asked to open up for George Stryker and the Bandits on July 2nd. The gig will be taking place at Malone’s in the Dow’s Lake Pavilion (Carling and Prince of Wales, Ottawa, ON).

I’ll be playing a solo set, just me and my acoustic guitar, for about 45 minutes before the feature act. I’ll be playing mostly blues with a few folky & rootsy songs thrown in for good measure.

There are few samples from my demo at for the curious or uninitiated.