UPCOMING GIGS

  • 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, August 27, 2014

OOT AND ABOOT

Trying to keep things up-to-date here..
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I have some photos, even a little movie, from my visit to Stratford for some theatah, darling. Above is the pre-show fanfare. 

kids feeding the ducklings by the Avon River

the amazing Colm Feore after his virtuoso King Lear performance.  Myself looking a little weird - maybe I was nervous. Relax, dear.

after last weekend's performance at Rhubarb Restaurant

the little deer in my backyard


I have a movie of the deer too, but I have to shorten in later to post.

Friday night at the Agnes Jamieson Gallery in Minden, Ontario   5:30-6:30  My jazz trio and moi.



Thursday, August 21, 2014

THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME

Trouble is, I've just given up my latest home.  True, I'm moving on to something else, but it's always difficult to make these changes, and leave behind happy memories.  Guess I should be glad they're happy (except for the creepo neighbour).
Onward and upward!!!
Singing on the weekend at RHUBARB, in Haliburton, and the following Friday (29th)at the art gallery in Minden.
If you're in cottage country in Ontari-ari-ario, come by.
And next post I'll have some pictures from my visit to the Stratford Festival and the King Lear performance I saw.  Fan - you know what - tastic.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

ATTENTION ALL RADIO STATIONS!!!

You know the old saying: "blow your own horn".  well, sometimes you just have to do it, because nobody else does.  And if you don't indulge in a little shameless self-promotion, - nobody is going to do that either.

Had a lovely sunny summer afternoon on the weekend at a jazz party up at a northern lake - wonderful musicians, an appreciative group of people on the lawn and in boats, and I get to sing with them.  Great fun.  Here's the horn-blowing part: I got a lot of positive feedback about my singing, but one person reported to me a comment made to them, and I quote, - "Wow, she's better than so many people on the radio".

Need I say more, Jazz FM, or CBC?  Get me on your airwaves!! The people want it! Make them and me happy! But meanwhile, because I won't hold my breath for that oh-so-bourgeois and common recognition, I'll just keep on truckin' with all the great fun I get to have, and enjoy just the teensiest bit of smug satisfaction thinking about that comment.  "..better than....", you say?  Why, thanks so much for that, and i bow to all the gods of music for the joy of song.
And if you're in Carnarvon, Ontario, in Haliburton County on the weekend, come to the Rhubarb Restaurant; I'll be performing there with John Deehan on saxophone.

Some pictures:

linda kooluris-dobbs takes lovely photographs. check her website

here's what the setting was; more folks behind on the grass

and more boats

fred duligal on sax

ted roberts on guitar

rosemary galloway on bass

john macloud on trumpet

don vickery on drums

tout le bande

i think this guy fancied me, but i found him a little wooden

it's a rough life

Friday, August 1, 2014

IT'S A PEACHY TIME

The best time of the year - summer, and the best time of summer, - when the Ontario peaches are ready and ripe.  Now I just have to find some real cream (not the commercial stuff with sugar added), and then sit down to a bowl of heaven.

Oh, sorry, I got distracted there by the thought of eating....

Some good gigs coming up in the fall, but in the meantime, the summer gigs continue in the northern cottage country.
Singing Aug 9 and 23rd weekends at Rhubarb, in Haliburton, then August 29 at the Agnes Jamieson Art Gallery for a painting exhibit.  I'll detail as they get closer.

And in the meantime, I've had a birthday, thank you for all the good wishes.  My official birthday portrait, and the cake, and a pic from one of last weekends gigs.  Forgot the camera at the other ones.