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

Second Single March 27

Releasing March 27, 2020, Futility is the second single from Jacquie Drew’s upcoming 2020 album, Lifelong Truth and is an acoustic, fast-grooving, wry commentary on the hopelessness of attempting to change someone you’re (ahem) trying to love. Using comically audacious metaphors such as “crossing the ocean in water wings” and “cramming fat fingers into tiny … Continued

Nashville & CCMA Recap

Had a ball this summer in Nashville and last week in Calgary for the CCMA’s.    Nashville –  3 super cool things happened! 1) songwriting seminar in Nashville spurred me to find a good partner with whom I’ve been co-writing weekly – she’s based in Germany, but who would’ve thought that Facetime works so well … Continued

Busy July

Booked some solo shows on the grounds for Stampede – should be fun playing for the VIPs (including the horses) on the grounds!  After that, I’m off to Nashville to do some songwriting as part of a NSAI song camp.  Still loving using my looper – it really helped show at the Ranchmen’s club last … Continued

Things are Getting Loopier

Making great progress these past few months in a few areas: Looping, lead guitar, and vocal fitness. The looping and lead guitar are really related; here’s why: a looper allows you to play a section of a tune (and for me I lay down a rhythm guitar on the looper) and then it continually repeats … 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

Update and Stampede

Hello all!   This will be my first Stampede off in 10 years!  And I’m quite excited about that – really enjoying the time to focus on my musical development.   I’ve been working on my lead guitar skills, writing, and trying a cool new looper pedal, which was a bright idea after watching many other singer/songwriters … Continued

Songwriting Focus

Hey everybody!  Thanks for visiting. As per my last post, I am enjoying having a break from performing to find some new musical head space…which I will be using to create a repertoire of new songs, and build a whole new kind of show. As a part of this, I’m also listening to a lot … Continued

Change in Direction!

Hello folks!  I’ve done some thinking these past few weeks, and decided that it’s time for me to re-focus my musical direction on original music performances (solo shows) and songwriting.  So, I’m going to stop performing events that require performances of primarily cover tunes, such as Stampede shows and Corporate gigs, and focus on my … Continued

Thanks MPI!

What a fun evening!  Thanks MPI!  We had a great time playing at your event.  The food was excellent!  The room was perfect.  We also enjoyed the Parks Canada presentation.  We will be joining your organization! Thanks again! We posted a couple pictures in the 2017 Shows Gallery

New Photos!

Have a look at the photos page to see our latest photos from recent shows.  We have added pictures from: the CDLC Labour Day gig at Olympic Plaza, the Alzheimer’s Run & Walk at Eau Claire Market, lots more Stampede pictures as well as a few behind the scenes pictures.  Thanks Lynn for all your … Continued

Summer through Labour Day

The band has been enjoying a little break this summer; taking vacations, but we’ll be back in full form on Labour Day to perform in Olympic Plaza – a wonderful free BBQ for the public!  Jacquie’s been working on new songs and listening to new music – getting various kinds of inspiration, even from just … 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

Rocking the Recession in Nanton

Rode into Nanton today  – what a gorgeous day it was – and got some posters dropped off for our upcoming show! Tickets are now available for our Rocking the Recession Show in Nanton! Saturday, April 2, 2016 8:00 at the Nanton Memorial Community Centre Here’s how the tickets work:  If you can afford it, buy … Continued

Rocking The Recession – Across Alberta

We had a fabulous show at Ironwood in January (see the two new videos on our Videos page) and are bringing it out around southern Alberta over the coming months, with our next Rocking the Recession show in Nanton on April 2 (other dates to be announced).  Once again, tickets are $20 if you’re “Hangin’ … Continued