Modern day children tales
Jane Sibery – Hers to Define
After a decade, one of Canada's most renowned eclectic singer-songwriters returned to the stage for opening night of the 10th anniversary of Ottawa's WestFest, an annual celebration of community, the arts and music. Under dismal skies and temperatures more liking to late autumn rather than summer, Jane Sibery brought sunshine to an anticipating crowd of [...]
Blackie and The Rodeo Kings with Harlan Pepper
with Tom Wilson, Colin Linden, Stephen Fearing Blackie and The Rodeo Kings with Grammy award-winning producer, songwriter and guitarist Colin Linden, Juno award-winning Tom Wilson, and Canadian singer-songwriter Stephen Fearing at the helm offered up their talents in songwriting, musicianship and showmanship to a sold out crowd on Friday night at the National [...]
Randy Bachman and The Sheepdogs
I didn't realize how much I missed the Big Smoke (Toronto, ON) until I was there. The fact that David, the love of my life ('Man of My Dreams' blog) lives in Toronto, makes everything when I'm there, and when we're together, feel like home. We attended Rock 95's Birthday Bash at the old Roxx [...]
Bernie Finkelstein -The Baron of Canadian Music
If you were listening to independent Canadian music in the 70's and 80's, you were most likely listening to music produced by Bernie Finkestein and True North Records. Back in those days, you could get discovered by people like Bernie, and have your life and musical career take off! In 1969, I was far too [...]
CATL –Breaking barriers in Blues!
Ottawa, ON. ~Unrivaled, raw and pure CATL is considered the next evolution in Blues, both in performance and music. The Toronto-based trio, with a sound that swayed even the diehard Blues followers, received a standing ovation as part of the JUNOfest line-up at Ottawa’s Elmdale Tavern. Shaking the ground in the Westboro area of the [...]
Is it JUNOfest or Route 66?
Ottawa, ON. - Perhaps I should write about Route 66 and how the mystery of the energy vortices on that stretch of highway created a synergy that produced the serendipitous moment of celebration that occurred in Ottawa, Canada for the 41st JUNO Awards Weekend celebrations. However, the last time the JUNO Awards were presented in [...]
Chaka Khan Performs The Dinah 2012!
Chaka Khan is appearing at Club Skirts presentation of The Dinah Weekend, March 28th to April 1st, 2012, in Palm Springs, California. Considered the biggest lesbian event in the world, this oasis in the desert has been uniting thousands of women from around the globe in the common bond of life affirming celebration, one weekend [...]