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

Christmas Show Dec 10

Howdy folks!  Long time since I did a public show – but here we go – back in action for 2018-2019!  Since I’m now focusing on solo shows, I thought doing a little Monday Christmas performace at Ironwood would be a fun way to start.  Unwind after a December Monday, and get an intimate solo … Continued

New Music, New Frontiers

This past year’s performance hiatus (with the exception of just a few must-do shows at special request of close friends) gave me a much-needed opportunity to focus on evolving my music and upping my skills.  I went to Nashville in the spring, and took a performance skills workshop for solo singer-songwriters;  it gave me tons … 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

Nashville & Original Music

I’m heading off soon for a songwriter’s performance workshop in Nashville with Tom Jackson Productions; this is the same team that worked with me and my band to prep my Boss is a Woman CD 2015 Release. This workshop will focus on how to make the solo singer/songwriter type show really interesting, which is my … 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

Practicing up for Live Stampede Shows

In case you were wondering why I haven’t posted in a little while…I’ve been practicing my rear end off!   This year, we’re doing most of our Stampede shows 4 piece, and have added new tunes as well.  So, with keyboard, drums and a bass player, that leaves all the guitar work up to yours … Continued

Booking for Stampede 2017

With a recession, Calgary needs Stampede more than ever-  to get together, make merry and celebrate what a terrific city we have. Heck, just the getting together part can be good for job connections.  In the spirit of helping out, our band has been trying to fit this year’s tighter budgets the best we can, and … Continued