CD Release hits #1 on Folk Chart

It’s been a good couple of weeks for your friend, the musical motorcycling mama… I had my CD Release show on Sept 25, and it was a beautiful Saturday afternoon in Lake Bonavista.  Everyone sat out in lawn chairs in the soccer field just down the street, and I knew almost everyone in attendance.  The … 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

New Album Releases Digitally

After many an unpredictable delay due to COVID, a death, and more – this album is now live on digital channels worldwide.  My first in 6 years – where did that time go?  Produced by Juno-award-winning Canadian roots producer Steve Dawson with some of the finest musicians in Nashville (3/4 were Canadian – ha!) I … 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

#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

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