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

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

Winter Update

As I sit here, the snow is falling and I’m thoroughly enjoying that Christmasy feeling!  Last night I spent the evening brushing up all my Christmas tunes for gigs this month;   I’m playing several seniors’ homes in addition to a performance in the downtown (Core Shopping area) that’ll be all Christmas music, so I’ve … Continued

Labour Day

Have tent, will perform – regardless of Labour Day weather.   Now, my fingers might be too cold to play well, so some of you who have my shirts might need to come down hug me (that’s my deal – if you buy/own my shirt, I get to hug you – well, at your option, but … Continued

New Music Mix

It’s been a wonderful summer so far – did some travelling to Europe after a hectic Stampede, and the band is now getting ready for the fall swing. We’ve been working a bunch of new songs into the mix, especially taking advantage of the vocal talents of our new drummer, Johnny Gozde. There are lots of … 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