• June 10'20 Nice Bistro Whitby, ON
  • Apr.15'20 Princess M Hospital Atrium
  • Apr.11'20 HIRUT 2050 Danforth Toronto
  • Dec.14 '19 HIRUT 2050 Danforth Toronto
  • July 26 2019 Gull River, Minden ON
  • June 19, 2019 The Nice Bistro, Whitby
  • Sun.May5, 2019 Hugh's Room, Toronto
  • Sat.April 6, 2019 The Old Mill, Toronto
  • 15 marzo 2019, el gallo restaurant, san pancho, mexico
  • Feb. 26, 2019 Relish Bar/Grill, Toronto
  • Jan.23,2019 Nice Bistro, Whitby
  • Sept.29,'18 12:30-3:30pm; Glass Eagle Studio, Haliburton
  • Sept.19, 2018 Private Function, Toronto
  • July 27&28, Haliburton Arts&Crafts2-4pm
  • June 6, 2018 The Nice Bistro, Whitby, ON
  • Feb.23,2018 San Pancho Music Festival, Mexico
  • Jan.20,2018 The Old Mill Toronto, Home Smith Bar
  • Sept.30,2017 All That Jazz & More, at the Minden Legion
  • Aug. 5, 2017 Private Party, Carnarvon, ON
  • Aug. 4, 2017 Music by the Gull, Minden, ON
  • Aug. 2, 2017 The Nice Bistro, Whitby ON
  • May 17, 2017 The Nice Bistro, Whitby, ON
  • April 29, 2017 Minden Cultural Centre, Minden, ON
  • March 24,2017 The Old Mill Toronto, Home Smith Bar
  • Feb.26,2017 San Pancho Music Fest. Mexico
  • Nov.5, 2016 Radio Hall, CanoeFM, Haliburton, ON
  • Nov. 2, 2016 le Nice Bistro, Whitby, ON
  • Sept. 4, 2016 The Red Umbrella Inn, Minden, ON
  • July 26, 2016, Head Lake Park, Haliburton, ON
  • Jan. 29, 2016, The Home Smith Bar at the Old Mill, Toronto
  • Oct.23, 2015 Gate 403
  • Sept. 9 The Nice Bistro, Whitby, ON
  • August 22, Gate 403, Toronto
  • August 14, Music by the Gull, Minden, ON
  • July 29 Hugh's Room, Toronto
  • June 13, Gate 403,Toronto

Wednesday, October 31, 2012


I'll get to that in a minute.... But first, the update. Yes, I'm slow; it's already a week after the fact, but your reporter is here with pictures and thoughts on the gig last week. so gratifying (and privileged) to be able to perform at Toronto's hospital for the treatment of cancer - The Princess Margaret. the audience is a mix of patients, visiting family and friends, and hospital workers and volunteers who are there in the atrium at 12 noon on a Wednesday. a great program to help relieve some of the worry or pain with the healing power of music. so there I was, sitting at the grand piano, playing my own songs and telling my stories to the people. it's wonderful to be able to connect with others that way. i even played a tune that i wrote thirty years ago, but whose jazz runs has always scared the shit out of me and prevented a public attempt. but i did it ( i said i was slow), - and got tough with that fear a little bit. i tried to record this momentous occasion: got the camera all set up on the piano top at an angle that i hoped included me in the shot, pushed the start button, and began the song, but unfortunately forgot to turn the camera on first. can't do everything, can i? here's the event in living colour and also a shot taken at the infamous green wall of the CBC atrium a little bit later, and just before i took a walk through the back routes of the city, during which i ran into an acquaintance from many years ago. through her, i re-connected with a talented young musician. - it's a long story of lost contact, and different paths and cities, but a very happy one now, with our separate paths proving to be very similar. i love how life leads us sometimes. altogether, a lovely day, tra la. the next day was fabulously sunny and warm, so i just had to get down to the boardwalk at Toronto's beaches with my bike - as seen in pic. and this week, we're all reeling from the huge storm Sandy, which thankfully left my neighbourhood intact. thoughts go out to all those without homes or electricity. things change fast, n'est-ce pas? - between the house and the barn. but back to the underwear....it seems my very famous youtube video called "let your underwear show" is no longer up there. don't know why. i'm investigating. but if anyone knows anything, or knows how to download a video onto a home computer (i'm very unschooled here), then let me know. it is on another site that i don't even know...

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