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

“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

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