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

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

#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

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

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