It Was Christmas in Prison….

This December I tried something new: performing live music shows in the local prisons – specifically the Remand Centre and Calgary Correctional Centre. The tough part was deciding what to play. I wasn’t sure if Christmas music was what inmates would want to hear, even though the holiday season was the reason for booking me. … Continued

Music Where it Matters

Since my little motorcycle spill, I’ve been focusing on playing music where it’ll make a difference.   So, rather than playing at corporate functions (i.e. as “wallpaper” or background) or in a noisy bar where people are mostly just socializing/drinking, I’m playing in my community, and where people can truly appreciate live music: hospitals, drop-in centres, … Continued

Moto-spill…. and getting back into music

On July 23/22, I took a quite a spill on my motorcycle while travelling on a beautiful gravel road between Longview and Coleman. The bike hit a large rock, fishtailed, flipped, and landed on me, fracturing 7 ribs, partially separating my left shoulder and giving me a mild (thanks to a good helmet) concussion with … 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

Looping-out

It was an extremely lucky Christmas for me – I got a new looper setup with 4 channels (HeadRush Looper Board)!  Hoo-ahh…this one also has an FX pedal embedded in it, so I can make my guitar sound like a bass, which really fills out the music.  Not going to do it in every song, … 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

Live Rehearsal Wednesdays

Now that the Isobreaker jams are on a break, I’m going to be doing live rehearsal shows on Wednesday evenings from now until September 25, my tentative CD Release show date for Calgary.  I’ll be testing new material, getting audience feedback, and working out kinks in the show.  If you’d like to attend, these small … 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!

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

Album Release Show Delay

In Jan 2020, I recorded an album in Nashville, paradoxically because I wanted to work with a specific Canadian Producer, Steve Dawson, who resides there! The album included ONE cover tune.  Notably, the fellow who wrote the song, Newfoundland’s legendary Ron Hynes, was someone I’d met a few years ago at an ECMA week, and … 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

Stompede for Stampede!

After performing pop-up shows when the pandemic started, I felt like I needed more horsepower from other musicians to spread the spirit around!  You may already know Gary and I started a community entertainment series called “Community Stompede”!  We’re helping communities organize their own entertainment to make up for the cancellation of so many festivals … Continued

Community Stompede May 24

Today will be Lake Bonavista’s 3rd Community Stompede, and I am super proud of how far we have come! I hope that if you live in Lake Bonavista you will get out an enjoy all the COVID-friendly safe activities we have planned this week.  Everything is free, and being done by volunteer members of the … 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