Community Jams and Stampede

It’s looking like it’ll be busy summer of gigs, jams and community events!  So nice to be back doing these things!   Follow me @jacquiedrew (Facebook) or @jacquiedrewmusic (Instagram) on social media for the latest changes…some shows are outdoor, and therefore weather dependent!  If you have a Stampede event or want to do a jam or … 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

New Single “Soldier’s Heart” Releases

Finally, a song for the front line workers – be they nurses, doctors, teachers, caregivers, or the military.  It hasn’t been an easy couple of years, and still they carry bravely onward.   I am very proud to announce that a new single I wrote with my favourite co-writer and friend, Barbro Schoenberger, has released to … 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

Front-line Support Shows at Hospitals

After reading about how exhausted and frustrated front-line workers are in hospitals (especially with the recent protests at hospitals), I decided to move my shows to where these folks could enjoy them on their breaks – right outside the hospitals on nearby green spaces.  I’ll be doing these shows daily leading up to my CD … 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!

Pop-Up Album Release Shows

Free Live Music in Parks and Green Spaces The pandemic changed the way I like doing shows.  When all the venues closed and events were cancelled, I decided to start staging music from my front porch, and found it to be a delightful way to make new friends and meet the neighbours.  A few weeks … Continued

New Album Releases Digitally

After many an unpredictable delay due to COVID, a death, and more – this album is now live on digital channels worldwide.  My first in 6 years – where did that time go?  Produced by Juno-award-winning Canadian roots producer Steve Dawson with some of the finest musicians in Nashville (3/4 were Canadian – ha!) I … Continued

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