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

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

Learning the violin!

Well, I guess I can’t stop the crazy love affair with music, if I’m nuts enough to start learning the violin!   On Saturday, April 9th, 2022, I literally went down to Long and McQuade and rented a violin – and put one in my hands for the first time.  It’s a rental right now, but … Continued

New Single “Soldier’s Heart” Releases

Finally, a song for the front line workers – be they nurses, doctors, teachers, caregivers, or the military.  It hasn’t been an easy couple of years, and still they carry bravely onward.   I am very proud to announce that a new single I wrote with my favourite co-writer and friend, Barbro Schoenberger, has released to … Continued

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