Welcome to the home of Toronto singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Vern Nicholson, and thank you for visiting. I'm a purveyor of folk 'n' roll: spirit-filled sad songs made better. Drawing on my classic-rock DNA, pop instincts and folk sensibility, I craft soulful and melodic music, creating a vibe that's gutsy, warm and inviting. I've just released my debut CD, Linden Tree near the Water, a troubadour's outpouring of love and loss laced with faith and hope—at once a requiem, celebration and love letter in 12 songs. Check out some endorsements that the record has received, and stream or download the song of the month below! Enjoy your visit and blessings to you.

Nearer the Water

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