Sonic Booms: Making Music in an Oil Town. Eternal Cavalier Press, 2019.

No Depression: Writings on Roots Music in the Post-Journalism Age. Graincar Books, 2016.

Grassland Sounds: Popular and Folk Musics of the Canadian Prairies, co-edited with Geoff Whittall. Under consideration with University of Toronto Press.



"No Sex, Lots of Drugstores, No Rock n' Roll." National Post, July 10, 2018.

"The House Concert." The Puritan, 41 (Spring 2018).

"What the Trans Mountain Pipeline Battle is Really About." The Walrus, June 8, 2018.

"The Reluctant Gordon Lightfoot is Finally Chronicled in Nicholas Jennings's Biography.National Post , October 12, 2017.

"Lessons from Calgary's Public Art Scandal.The Walrus, August 29, 2017.

"Reviews: Alberta Albums 2017." BC Musician, June 2017.

"The Endurance of Folk Music Festivals and What They Can Still Offer." National Post, June 24, 2017, WP4.

"Interview with Tift Merritt." Penguin Eggs, Spring (2017), 24-25.

"Andrew Baulcomb's Documentary of Hamilton Music is a Promising Story Left Unfinished.National Post, March 28, 2017, B3.

Review of Austin City Limits: A History. MUSICultures 43:2 (2016), 184-87.

"Moran-archy: The Ever-Disruptive Caitlin Moran Holds Nothing Back in Her New Collection." National Post, December 17, 2016, WP5.

"Petunia." Penguin Eggs, Winter (2016), 40-41.

"'Twilight is the Loneliest Time of Day': Robbie Robertson Offers His Testimony on Life in THe Band." National Post, November 15, 2016, B2.

"That's Where the Joy Is: Gillian Turnbull Talks with Allison Brock of Wide Cut Weekend." BC Musician, Sept-Oct. 2016.

"Review: Matt Patershuk, I Was So Fond of You." BC Musician, Sept-Oct. 2016.

"Under Sun and Sky Launches at Hampton Gallery." Kamloops This Week, September 29, 2016.

"Jessica Jalbert Will Bring a Stripped-Down Set to the Fest.VUE Weekly. July 13, 2016.

"Did Rock 'n' Roll Die with the Rolling Stones?National Post, May 18, 2016.

"Richard B. Wright's Nightfall, a Meditation on Late-Life Romance, Will Make You Want to Call Up Your First Love." National Post, May 11, 2016.

"The Halifax Explosion." National Post, April 2, 2016, WP5.

"Introducing Poor Nameless Boy." Penguin Eggs, Spring (2016), 18.

Authorship and Nostalgia in Contemporary Cowboy Repertoire.” Cultural Studies, Critical Methodologies 16/1 (2015): 58-67.

"Forgive the Lateness of My Reply, I Have a Brain Tumour." Hazlitt, August 31, 2015.

"Reviews: Alberta Albums 2015." BC Musician, 112 (Sept-Oct. 2015), 24-25.

"Wide Cut Weekend: Calgary's New Roots Festival Coming in October." BC Musician, 110 (May-June 2015), 69.

"Folk Alliance 2015." Canadian Folk Music, 48/3-4 (Fall/Winter 2014-15), 5-6.

"I Like All Music (Really): How Millennials Listen to Music and Why Genre Still Matters." Hazlitt, September 23, 2014.

"Reviews: Alberta Albums 2014." BC Musician, 106 (Sept-Oct. 2014), 18-19.

"Tim Hus: And Then Stompin' Tom Called." BC Musician, 104 (May-June 2014), 12.

Entries for “Blue Rodeo,” “Community Radio,” “Neil Diamond,” “Everly Brothers,” “Janis Joplin,” “John Mellencamp,” “Weezer,” “Cris Williamson.”In The Grove Dictionary of American Music, second edition, edited by Charles Hiroshi-Garrett, Oxford University Press.

“Notes from the Field: Three Perspectives on Teaching Music Online.” Canadian Folk Music, 46/4 (Winter 2013), 23-26. With Meghan Forsyth and Janice Tulk.

“Singing and Studying the Blues: An Interview with Kat Danser.” Canadian Folk Music, 46/1 (Spring 2012), 28-31.

“Some Thoughts on the 2011 Calgary Folk Festival.” Canadian Folk Music, 45/4 (Winter 2011), 12-14.

Review of Canuck Rock by Ryan Edwardson. MUSICultures, 38 (2011), 241-44.

Review of Hang Down Your Head by Janice MacDonald. Canadian Folk Music, 45/4 (2011), 27-28.

“The Dilemma of Representation: Local Content at the Calgary Folk Festival, 1999-2009.” Canadian Folk Music, 43/4 (2009-10), 4-12.

 “ ‘Land of the In Between’: Nostalgia and the Gentrification of Calgarian Roots Music.” MUSICultures, 36 (2009), 22-48.  

“Radio Mondo: Transcending the Boundaries of Community Radio in Alberta” Culture and  Tradition, 27 (2005), 123-32.

Review of Sugar Hill CD compilations. Culture and Tradition, 27 (2005), 164-67.

Review of Heartworn Highways DVD. Culture and Tradition, 26 (2004), 149-51.

Review of South By Southwest: A Roadmap to Alternative Country. Ethnologies, 26:2 (2004), 331-33.

Review of Whistling Banjoman: George Hector. Ethnologies, 25:2 (2003), 255-58.


Chapters in Books

“ ‘Anything But Ballet’: Individuality, Genre-Bending, and Sexual Expression in Center Stage.” 2016. Movies, Moves & Music: the Sonic World of Dance Film, edited by Mark Evans and Mary Fogarty, Equinox Publishing, 150-166.

“CoalDust Grins: The Creation of a Western Canadian Mining Repertoire.” Traditional Musics in Canada: Contemporary Expressions and Cultural Resonances, edited by Anna Hoefnagels, Sherry Johnson, and Judith Klassen, forthcoming.

“You Actually Get Paid?: Getting a Gig in the Calgary Roots Scene.” Grassland Sounds: Popular and Folk Musics of the Canadian Prairies, co-edited with Geoff Whittall, forthcoming.

“Underground Survival: Vocal Performance Practice and Intertextuality in Canadian Alt-Country.”Spanning the Distance: Reflections on Popular Music in Canada, edited by Charity Marsh and Holly Everett, forthcoming.