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

Nashville & Original Music

I’m heading off soon for a songwriter’s performance workshop in Nashville with Tom Jackson Productions; this is the same team that worked with me and my band to prep my Boss is a Woman CD 2015 Release. This workshop will focus on how to make the solo singer/songwriter type show really interesting, which is my … Continued

2017 Ramps Up

Good news.  Alberta survived 2016, and we’re now in an uptick for 2017.  So it’s about time our city revived a few parties and showed some of that hardy spirit a la “Sunshine City.” As for us, the band is on a songwriting vector… my thought that is that if I am ever going to write … Continued

New Music Mix

It’s been a wonderful summer so far – did some travelling to Europe after a hectic Stampede, and the band is now getting ready for the fall swing. We’ve been working a bunch of new songs into the mix, especially taking advantage of the vocal talents of our new drummer, Johnny Gozde. There are lots of … Continued

ROCKING THE RECESSION on JANUARY 2

Well, with all the recession impact we’re seeing in this city, we’ve decided to make our Jan 2 show at the Ironwood a “Rocking the Recession” Fundraiser for the Sandwich Foundation, a local charity that makes bagged lunches to feed the homeless.   Knowing that not everybody who wants to see our show may be … Continued

CD RELEASE TICKETS AVAIL

Howdy all!  “THE BOSS IS A WOMAN” CD Release tickets are now available online at Event Brite. This is going to be one fantastic show!  You can get a signed copy of the new CD  with your ticket at a reduced price if you want, or simply buy the ticket for the show – your … Continued

Performance Coaching

What a weekend!  We brought up Amy Wolter, of Tom Jackson Productions in Nashville, to help us re-work our shows with some amped-up live music production!   Tom and Amy have worked with major artists like Taylor Swift and The Band Perry, but also hundreds of indie artists – to improve their shows and make … Continued

Nashville Experience

Well, I had about as surreal a time in Nashville as I could have ever dreamed of.   I got to perform in 3 different venues, and was even asked to sing (albeit briefly) at centre stage on the Grand Ole Opry (and had I known I would have dressed better – doh!), and fulfilled … Continued

Good News & Band News

Having fun these past couple weeks.  Here are a bunch of updates! 1.  CD:  Progressing very nicely.  I was working in the studio these past couple weeks – and I’ve got the best vocal tracks down (within my own capabilities!) that I can create now.  Next step – adding some fiddle, lead guitar and a … Continued

Kicking off 2014

We had a wonderful rehearsal last night — the band really liking all the new tunes I’ve been writing…and we’re rehearsing to mix new things into the set list, and prepare for recording our next CD! We’re doing some planning for a new “show” — which doesn’t mean a “gig” in this context, but rather … Continued

Almost a Friday routine

As you’ll see on my calendar, I’m doing a lot of gigs on Fridays!  The routine is this — I pick up my father in law, Ernie, and we head over to one of two Alzheimers’ Day program facilities and I get up and put on a show for the residents from 2pm til 3pm– … Continued

First Flip and Stampede 2013

Yahoo!   Just finished a last rehearsal with the band tonight — tomorrow morning is First Flip, and we are ready for a very exciting show to kick off Stampede week. The show starts 7:30 am, and the mayor is coming down around 9:00 to greet everybody.  We will also be debuting our new song, Sunshine … Continued

New Country Material

This week, the band is working on adding some new country material in prep for Stampede 2013….in addition to the new songs I wrote this year (Money, Lovestuck, the Boss is a Woman) we’re adding some more current country tunes by Toby Keith, Miranda Lambert, Dixie Chicks, Zac Brown Band, etc.   I’m having fun … Continued

Cowboys Show Announced

The Crew  – this time with a 5 piece band that includes a couple new faces — Dave Glowasky (our new fiddle player) and Dave Hamilton (amazing guitar player)….will be performing our brand of country, rock and roots music this Friday, March 15 at Cowboys Night Club in Calgary, $10, tickets available here: http://cowboysnightclub.ticketleap.com/cowboys-country-concert-series-featuring-jacquie-drew–the-crew/ And … Continued

Full-Band Country-Rock Shows Coming Up

Just a quick post to let you know I’ve added quite a few new tunes to my MUSIC LIST – yes, lots of new Canadiana and rock tunes.   I’m diversifying I guess – and some of these tunes were ones that I have loved over the years, and have special memories for me.  If you’ve … Continued