THE NYC WEB FEST
This weekend I found myself in Toronto and New York, both for awards. The Friday night in Toronto was the 30th anniversary of the Peter Gzowski Golf Tournament for Literacy. A phalanx of volunteers and committees and generous folks have been raising money for literacy for the last 30 years. I have been part of their events for several years now and it has been a wonderful experience. So I was thrilled to get the Peter Gzowski award along with a few of my fellow musicians. Then the next day on to the New York City WEb fest where Ian Strang, director etc of Nikola TEsla and the End of the World won outstanding editing award . It was a fun event and its always great to be among creative people. A wild weekend of driving and meeting people. I was interviewed by a woman who is part of Fearless Radio. Its the show I would tune in for if I lived in the NYC area. It was a thrill to be nominated for a music award in this burgeoning scene.
Just got back from the Canadian Folk Music Awards in Edmonton this weekend. Its always great to hear music and discover some new music along the way. I always have enjoyed John Wort Hannom and I’m looking forward to listening to his new CD Love Lives On. Kevin Breit had a lovely story in his acceptance speech for the Olive Schroer Pushing the Boundaries award. The personal that has a universal ring to it is always welcome in any event. Got a chance to see and connect with friends and its always great to talk about art and music so even though I had to work at something that is not my main gig, being the MC, I still managed to have a good time.
I agree with the organisers of this event that it is important to celebrate the vast pool of talent that makes up this vibrant scene. We can’t be Canada’s best kept secret forever!
How cool is that!. There was a revue of Nikola Tesla and The End of the World in Nature.org a wonderful science website. For a science lover like me this is very exciting. Heres the link: http://blogs.nature.com/aviewfromthebridge/2015/10/29/electrifying-tesla/
The Web Series which was up for an award at the Raindance London Web Festival in London is the reason that it was mentioned. I was thrilled to have any reason to be mentioned by the physics writer. Yes I am pumped. I did the music and that’s the reason for the mention. I am also up for an award for outstanding music in a web series at the NYC New York Web fest. This series was fun to do, working in a different way, with sound and video. Great fun. I love Sci fi and good ideas so it was right up my alley. I hope it goes on to get a million views and enough crowd funding to make a whole series. So after a great western tour its great to come back to accolades in totally different endeavour. The fall tour was wonderful. It got me out to the coast and I brought out Aleksi to play with us and that is always a pleasure. The award is announced on the Nov 13 14 weekend. I will keep my fingers crossed.
Heather Bishop and I wlll be doing a double bill In Winnipeg on March 21st at Crescent Fort Rouge United Church . We had so much fun doing a concert like this in Calgary in the fall that we talked about doing it again. Heather being the capable human being that she is, grabbed an opportunity to do it again on her home turf. We have been friends for many years and it is always a pleasure to perform with Heather. A musical matriarch in the manitoba scene. Hey the manitoba musical matriarch!.
Here is my recent video as well. I had great fun making it with Robin Lang from Montreal. I hope you like it and if you are around Winnipeg on March 21st come and sing along.
Love Sask is ready to be launched in its full version with booklet and lyrics. I still like the limited edition though. its rough and fun, but wait till you see what Britta, my designer has done with the booklet. I am putting the finishing touches on the choral arrangement for Nothing Like a Lake, the 10th track on the disc, so you will be able to download it soon from the website. Yes this one is full of different things and songs of celestial galaxies and small moments, all the things that make life interesting. It features some great string arrangements by ALeksi Campagne, wonderful production by Paul Campagne and a killer mix by Davy Gallant at Dogger Pond. It is truely a family affair and all the good things that entails. I marvel at it all. So hopefully you have one piece of pumpkin pie left in the fridge and can curl up and listen. I will see you down the road somewhere. I love to meet people. Thats where the best stories come from.
- Montreal QC. La Victrola Oct 29 album launch concert Ticket entitles you to a free CD.
- St Anne De Bellevue Concert sold out!
- Kelowna BC Nov 4 8:00 Minstrel Cafe & Bar 4638 Lakeshore Road http://www.minstrelcafe.com Phone: 250-764-2301
- Penticton BC Wed Nov 5 8:00 The Dream Café 67 Front St http://www.Thedreamcafe.ca Phone: 250-490-9012
- Victoria BC Thursday November 6, 800 pm. The Victoria Conference Centre Theatre, 720 Douglas Street.
- Josephsburg AB Sun Nov 9, 7:00 Moyer Recreation Centre http://josephburg-ag.ca tickets: Contact: Doug Heckbert Phone: 780-998-3897 email@example.com
- Daysland, AB Wed Nov 12, 7:30 DaysArts Concert Series Palace Theatre 5012 50 St. tickets: S Eshpeter Phone: 780-374-2403 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Brooks, AB Fri Nov 14, 7:30 Newell Concert Association Griffin Park Theatre 805 4th Ave. West tickets Phone: 403-362-4498 E: email@example.com
- Holden AB Sun Nov 16 2:00 Beaver Regional Arts Centre 5119-50 Street http://www.village.holden.ab.ca Tickets Phone: 780-688-2126 E:firstname.lastname@example.org