The Entertainer’s Role in the Pandemic

Dear Musicians and Entertainers: I am writing to you today to tell you that the “rules” have changed for entertainers since the pandemic. And in a good way!  It used to be that you had to beg for gigs from local venues (who usually prefer the out of town acts).  Or hope some booking agent … Continued

“Community Stompede” Kicks Butt on Corona-blues!

Well, WHAT AN AMAZING DAY! Gary and I are fully, completely and utterly thrilled at how Lake Bonavista’s FIRST Community Stompede went today!   THANK YOU to our wonderful team of “Stompede Pioneers” who had the courage to jump into a brand new way of staging entertainment: Brent Kawchuk & Carolynn Tooth’s crews of Led … Continued

Community Stompede Walking Tour map

We did it, Lake Bonavista’s “Stompede Pioneers” – we’ve got the first event starting today! See you out and about at the locations listed! 1.Classic Car Show by Skenes: North end of Lake Fraser Way2.80’s Dance Party by Sandos: West of Safeway3.Led Zeppelin Tribute Part 1: 2 -3 pm, North End Lk. Twintree Drive4. Molly’s … Continued

“Community Stompede”

I am having fun planning a “Community Stompede” walking tour in my home community of Lake Bonavista. Neighbours are putting up zany, home-grown entertainment all over the neighbourhood right from their own front lawns, so other people can walk around and get a happy-boost by seeing all the fun.  The first one will be this … Continued

Crossroads Market

When: May 1, 2020 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Where: Crossroads Market Parking Lot

Thought I’d add a #pandemicpopup show today at the Crossroads Market – corner of Blackfoot and Ogden.  Starting about 3:30 – 5:00pm.  Gotta pick up my groceries there today anyway, so why not??

Outdoor Lounge & Jam

When: May 13, 2020 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Where: Calgary area

Wednesday evenings, and weather permitting, I’m doing a lounge music jam series, usually from my own front porch – playing classic country, pop and jazz on keyboard/vocals for the neighbours and people who can walk/bicycle … Continued

“Community Stompede” Entertainment Series

When: May 3, 2020 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Where: Outdoor Locations in Calgary Area

I have been working to launch a “Community Stompede” weekly walking-tour entertainment series (super local – front-lawn based) on SUNDAY AFTERNOONS and will be performing in unexpected, outdoor locations – Follow me @communitystompede on IG, … Continued

#SaveOurStampede, musicians of Calgary!

I’ve been playing music semi-professionally in this city for a lonnng time….in bars, clubs and venues everywhere.  Stampede was always the highlight of my year, and I know for a fact that thousands of musicians depend on Stampede for the bulk of their annual earnings.  It was the one time of year when we could … Continued

Pandemic PopUps

Hello friends and neighbours!     After doing my first few porch pop-up shows from my home and LOVING the reaction of the neighbours, I would like to offer you the same, since every community deserves a chance to have some live-music to lift the spirits.  All of the following will respect social distancing and … Continued

Musicians’ role in the time of COVID-19

There has been a lot of talk and gratitude lately about the importance of roles in society such as nurses, caregivers, emergency services, refuse workers, factory worker, farmers, and grocers. And I agree!  But what is missing here is musicians.    And there’s a reason.    Too many musicians miss their opportunity to spread the … Continued

Second Single March 27

Releasing March 27, 2020, Futility is the second single from Jacquie Drew’s upcoming 2020 album, Lifelong Truth and is an acoustic, fast-grooving, wry commentary on the hopelessness of attempting to change someone you’re (ahem) trying to love. Using comically audacious metaphors such as “crossing the ocean in water wings” and “cramming fat fingers into tiny … Continued

Shows Postponed, Singles Coming

Given the immediate risk of the Coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak, I have suspended my CD release and community show plans until further notice.  I hope that all of you will remain safe and that we will all get through this challenging time stronger, and together!  That said, I will continue to release new singles once a … Continued

First Single Now Available

After weeks of prep, mainly figuring out Spotify, iTunes, CD Baby and all the latest PRO stuff, I am extremely happy to announce that the first song off the new album “Lifelong Truth” has been released!  I would love to hear what you think of it!  Here are the links to download it on different … Continued

Ten Recordings Completed!

I am thrilled to announce that my Nashville recordings resulted in ten new tracks for the upcoming album, which will be released later this year.  For now, I’m going to drop the first track on Spotify, Soundcloud etc. at the end of this month, January 2020.  Very exciting! Having a month in Nashville over Christmas … Continued

Recording Details Set!

After a lot of searching, I’ve nailed down a producer and an amazing studio in Nashville to record my fourth album in early January 2020:  The Henhouse Studio, with producer Steve Dawson!    The Henhouse uses a unique set of analog equipment which then ports to ProTools, giving the best of both worlds form a … Continued