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

#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

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

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

Searching for a Producer

Combing through all my contacts to find the right producer for my upcoming solo album (or it may be an EP).  Planning to do the recording Dec – Jan, and have the first single ready to drop Jan 15 to Spotify. Looking for someone who really knows the folk-roots genre, as I want this to … Continued

Nashville & CCMA Recap

Had a ball this summer in Nashville and last week in Calgary for the CCMA’s.    Nashville –  3 super cool things happened! 1) songwriting seminar in Nashville spurred me to find a good partner with whom I’ve been co-writing weekly – she’s based in Germany, but who would’ve thought that Facetime works so well … Continued

Christmas show

Thoroughly enjoyed the show at Ironwood last night!!  It was a small crowd (as expected for a Monday night in December) but I tried a few new things and had a great time!   The looper worked great in the one song, but I glitched it in the next one (my fault) – it really takes … Continued

Christmas Show Dec 10

Howdy folks!  Long time since I did a public show – but here we go – back in action for 2018-2019!  Since I’m now focusing on solo shows, I thought doing a little Monday Christmas performace at Ironwood would be a fun way to start.  Unwind after a December Monday, and get an intimate solo … Continued

New Music, New Frontiers

This past year’s performance hiatus (with the exception of just a few must-do shows at special request of close friends) gave me a much-needed opportunity to focus on evolving my music and upping my skills.  I went to Nashville in the spring, and took a performance skills workshop for solo singer-songwriters;  it gave me tons … Continued

Change in Direction!

Hello folks!  I’ve done some thinking these past few weeks, and decided that it’s time for me to re-focus my musical direction on original music performances (solo shows) and songwriting.  So, I’m going to stop performing events that require performances of primarily cover tunes, such as Stampede shows and Corporate gigs, and focus on my … Continued