Tanner-on-Tanner on books

Why did you write a book? 

I’ve always wanted to. I’ve always been writing. I’ve been an avid reader and have been writing in almost every capacity. Writing a book always felt like the end goal. It’s a monumental…

Cover Art: I Am The Lizard King

Cover Art: I Am The Lizard King 

I am a podcast enthusiast. Maybe it’s from spending too much time alone in a car and too much time with live music. There’s always been something appealing about the knowledge, entertainment…

I Am The Lizard King

Two and a half years ago I started writing a book. Initially, I just wanted to jot down some stories, collect them in an anthology and sell it as merchandise while touring around and playing folk shows. 

I had…


Scurvy Dog

Prince Rupert Hospitality 

     I have wanted to go to Haida Gwaii (or the Queen Charlotte Islands) ever since I picked up a hitchhiker about 10 years back on my way to Waterton Lakes for a wedding. I was going…


Project Wild Application

This is my unedited essay that I used for the Project Wild application. This is a Calgary based radio station and Project Wild is a radio based competition. The essay is meant to be funny and smug. Please don't take

When spring rolls around...

         After a slow winter it’s always a pleasure to get back on the road again. March was a crazy month to say the least. I wasn’t sure how I was going to fit it all in, but somehow we made…


Dane and the lightsaber

Every year on Christmas Eve, my extended family on my mother’s side, gets together.  

This year, my little cousin Dane had a toy lightsaber. It was an appropriate toy as the new Star Wars film had just been released…



This is a story that I have been working on to be told on stage. It is a true story about my short lived stint selling security systems door-to-door. It was a strange and adventurous time in my life. The


The Great North Tour Re-Cap: The Nitty Gritty

Great North Tour Recap:


Canada is a nearly impossible country to travel. It is an unconquerable landmass with desolate stretches of beauty and nothingness. 


The Great North Tour was a 3-week outing through Alberta and B.C…

The Great North Tour

Hi super-friends,

  I’ll be heading out into some new territory this June. I’ll be joined by pedal steel guitarist, Dylan S Keating, for the voyage. We will be travelling from Calgary to Haida Gwaii, Kelowna to Prince George,…