New Feature Article

I just wanted to share this article written about me in the live music and arts section –  of the Calgary Guardian. They asked me a whole bunch of questions from bio to influences, and I had a lot of fun answering them. TEXT of ARTICLE FOLLOWS If ever you imagined a musical artist who … Continued

A Summer of Live Music in Calgary

Live Music season is upon us!  Not only is Stampede around the corner, but I’ve been booking some cool outdoor shows  – not just in Calgary, but surrounding communities.  Then I’m heading up to Whitehorse and Dawson City to see what kind of fun I can stir up.  The thing about summer shows is that … Continued

A Musician Who Does House Concerts

  Ever been to a house concert, i.e. where a professional musician plays acoustically right in someone’s living room?  Recently I had the pleasure of playing for some friends at their home in Calgary;  they’d put on an amazing meal, and I thought it would be fun to get out the guitar and jam.  It … Continued

Standup and FunnyFest

This spring, I took a 7-week course in how to do Stand-up Comedy.  I learned a ton about writing comedy, and performed in comedy competition for their various students, held at the Dog & Duck on April 21. I placed third – not too bad!  The Executive Director, Stuart Hughes is a great guy doing … Continued

Community Jams and Stampede

It’s looking like it’ll be busy summer of gigs, jams and community events!  So nice to be back doing these things!   Follow me @jacquiedrew (Facebook) or @jacquiedrewmusic (Instagram) on social media for the latest changes…some shows are outdoor, and therefore weather dependent!  If you have a Stampede event or want to do a jam or … Continued

Front-line Support Shows at Hospitals

After reading about how exhausted and frustrated front-line workers are in hospitals (especially with the recent protests at hospitals), I decided to move my shows to where these folks could enjoy them on their breaks – right outside the hospitals on nearby green spaces.  I’ll be doing these shows daily leading up to my CD … Continued

TONIGHT: First Album Release Pop-Up Show

AUG 7, 2021 LOCATION ANNOUNCED: 7:00 pm start TONIGHT: I’ll be performing at Kinsmen Park in Strathmore, which is right across the street from PJ’s Diner (a great spot to grab dinner before the show). Bring your lawnchair!

Pop-Up Album Release Shows

Free Live Music in Parks and Green Spaces The pandemic changed the way I like doing shows.  When all the venues closed and events were cancelled, I decided to start staging music from my front porch, and found it to be a delightful way to make new friends and meet the neighbours.  A few weeks … Continued

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

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