COVID Cancellations!

Well, it appears all outdoor and indoor gatherings are cancelled. What are you gonna do?  I am thinking to play an un-promoted pop-up near a skating rink or two at some point this winter; weather and COVID permitting.  If I do, I will live stream it to my Facebook page, so follow me there! Thanks … Continued

Outdoor Shows and Holiday Carolling

Well, Gary has done it again.  Not only did the generator he got me in the spring start my performing all sorts of pop-up shows in unusual places (let alone leading to the entire Community Stompede!), he has now gotten me portable heaters, so I can play outside, even in the winter!  I will soon … Continued

Carolling in Bonavista

When: December 3, 2020 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Jacquie has helped to organized some Christmas carolling in Lake Bonavista;  her group sings Thursday evenings.  If you attend, please stay in your car (engine off) and/or wear a mask and socially distance.  For locations, … Continued

Bragg Creek Fundraiser

When: December 5, 2020 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Jacquie will play Christmas tunes outdoors in the South Parking Lot.  Creekers and the Korner cafe are co-sponsoring a fundraiser for the local volunteer fire department.  Free hot dogs for the first 120 visitors!  

New Year’s Show?? (Private Skating Area)

When: December 31, 2020 @ 7:00 pm – 11:45 pm
Where: Lake Bonavista Park

Jacquie MAY be performing outdoors near the skating rink at the park in Lake Bonavista on New Year’s eve. Stay tuned for the final word on this from the Lake’s staff regarding COVID restrictions.

Saturday Night Popup Shows

When: December 12, 2020 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: Calgary area

Have portable heaters, will play outdoors!  Jacquie will be taking her solo show to various locations on Saturday nights during the holiday season.  Follow her on social media to get the latest locations, announced the … Continued

Album Release Show Delay

In Jan 2020, I recorded an album in Nashville, paradoxically because I wanted to work with a specific Canadian Producer, Steve Dawson, who resides there! The album included ONE cover tune.  Notably, the fellow who wrote the song, Newfoundland’s legendary Ron Hynes, was someone I’d met a few years ago at an ECMA week, and … Continued

Spreading Community Spirit

Howdy all! After producing and performing in weekly Community Stompede events in Lake Bonavista for 3 months, Gary and I are now taking the show to other communities.  For those of you who haven’t heard about it yet, Community Stompede is an initiative to get a community’s talents out of living rooms and basements and … Continued

DUO REUNION + LITTLE WHISKEY SHOW

When: July 9, 2020 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm
Where: Bonaventure Drive Off Leash Area Park

Jacquie’s old friend Dave Glowasky, the Flamin” Fiddler (he used to do all the Calgary Flames games!) is in town and called this morning asking if we could jam!  So we decided to open for … Continued

GRAND RE-OPENING CELEBRATION

When: July 11, 2020 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Where: SIGNATURE FINE FURNITURE, Unit 1 603 77 AVE SE Calgary, AB

Signature is a wonderful client of Tenato Strategy Inc., Jacquie’s marketing firm.  Jacquie offered to perform for them for Stampede and their grand re-opening celebration (post-pandemic)! Located right next to the Calgary Farmers’ Market, there … Continued

Stompede for Stampede!

After performing pop-up shows when the pandemic started, I felt like I needed more horsepower from other musicians to spread the spirit around!  You may already know Gary and I started a community entertainment series called “Community Stompede”!  We’re helping communities organize their own entertainment to make up for the cancellation of so many festivals … Continued

Community Stompede May 24

Today will be Lake Bonavista’s 3rd Community Stompede, and I am super proud of how far we have come! I hope that if you live in Lake Bonavista you will get out an enjoy all the COVID-friendly safe activities we have planned this week.  Everything is free, and being done by volunteer members of the … Continued

When: July 2, 2020 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Where: Lake Chaparral – St. Sebastian School Field, 65 Chaparral Drive Southeast, Calgary

Jacquie is performing + hosting a jam in Lake Chaparral to incite some musicians there to participate in Chaparral’s Community Stompede, which will be July 11, 1-4.  Yahoo!

CANADA DAY JAM & SHOW

When: July 1, 2020 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Where: Lake Twintree Park (Andrew Sibbald Field, by Scout Hall), 1711 Lake Bonavista Drive SE

Free Canada Day Jam – featuring all kinds of Bonavista musicians, but open to anyone.  We’ll be doing Canadian-made music tonight, have 2 food trucks, plus an obstacle course for the kids. Later in the … Continued

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