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

Shows Postponed, Singles Coming

Given the immediate risk of the Coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak, I have suspended my CD release and community show plans until further notice.  I hope that all of you will remain safe and that we will all get through this challenging time stronger, and together!  That said, I will continue to release new singles once a … Continued

First Single Now Available

After weeks of prep, mainly figuring out Spotify, iTunes, CD Baby and all the latest PRO stuff, I am extremely happy to announce that the first song off the new album “Lifelong Truth” has been released!  I would love to hear what you think of it!  Here are the links to download it on different … Continued

Ten Recordings Completed!

I am thrilled to announce that my Nashville recordings resulted in ten new tracks for the upcoming album, which will be released later this year.  For now, I’m going to drop the first track on Spotify, Soundcloud etc. at the end of this month, January 2020.  Very exciting! Having a month in Nashville over Christmas … Continued

Recording Details Set!

After a lot of searching, I’ve nailed down a producer and an amazing studio in Nashville to record my fourth album in early January 2020:  The Henhouse Studio, with producer Steve Dawson!    The Henhouse uses a unique set of analog equipment which then ports to ProTools, giving the best of both worlds form a … Continued

Searching for a Producer

Combing through all my contacts to find the right producer for my upcoming solo album (or it may be an EP).  Planning to do the recording Dec – Jan, and have the first single ready to drop Jan 15 to Spotify. Looking for someone who really knows the folk-roots genre, as I want this to … 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

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