After releasing this seventh solo album The Mile End Sessions, Juno-award winner David Usher will be performing at the Shenkman Arts Centre next Wednesday.

What kind of show will you put on?

It’s an acoustic tour and I’ve been touring the album for a couple of months. It’s a really intimate show.

What motivated you to go solo?

You need to try different things and step out on your own, you know? You want to try many different things and that’s life — you try different experiences.

Would you call yourself an activist?

Well, I wouldn’t call myself an activist, but I’ve worked with Amnesty International, Tree Canada, and Kids Help Phone. For War child, we did a documentary on Burma. I’ve also worked with David Suzuki. I helped by recording voice messages to the prime minister about climate change.

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