my name is braden

i enjoy writing songs and using a fiddle or guitar to play them

i like to wash dishes and play floor hockey

music has taken me all over the world to places like red deer, edmunston, vegreville, mission and regina

a lot of people don't know about this but in the music industry there is an organization called the 'court of fouls'

they send representatives to every gig of every musician in the world

even to red deer, edmunston, vegreville, mission, and regina

these representatives are dressed as civilians so it is really hard to tell who they are

they are there to count mistakes during our performance and for every mistake, there is ten dollars taken from our pay

usually before the first set is over i end up owing the venue some cash

that's why it's so hard to make it in the music business


highlights of my musical orbit include

driving the sound guy home after a gig in markerville, alberta, because he had a dui

drinking moosehead lager courtesy of the canadian embassy in reykjavik, iceland

performing during a perogy eating contest in glendon, alberta

recording a live show at the banff centre for the arts 

and placing 23rd in a fiddle contest