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August is setting
Written by Rebecca   
Sunday, 31 August 2014 17:35

Last long weekend of the summer but what a summer it was. I had my first trip to Canmore and I played at the Canmore Folk Festival. It was an amazing experience, the volunteers and sound people were fantastic. Then before my feet came back to earth it was time to play the Edmonton Folk Festival. An amazing event with a dedicated army of volunteers and a sea of people out on the hills. A completely addicting experience......I know I want to go may take a while but I definitely want to go back. Then there was the small but friendly and warm Come By the Hills Festival in the Battle river valley. The perfect desert after a huge Folk Festival meal. I met so many people, musicians, and fans this summer.

Ode to Tennyson has spread its wings and landed at various stations and desks around the country. Here are links to a couple of reviews.

 Stay tuned for my big CD release concert announcement coming soon.......

Time flies when you are Having Fun.
Written by Rebecca   
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 22:03

Wow I can't believe it is July already. As you can see in the banner I have released my latest CD "Ode to Tennyson". Barry and Gord and all of the musicians made the whole project so much fun and I can't wait to share it with everyone. I was just at the Volunteer party for the Heart of the City Festival. I played the festival in June on a beautiful sunny day. The old Strathcona Artwalk has come and gone with the School of Song (including yours truly) providing musical entertainment. I played at Alberta Beach and the Grain elevators in St. Albert after which I headed down to the legislature to enjoy the great sights, sounds and fireworks. I spent a couple of days in Red Deer playing at the Ross Street Patio as part of the Best Summer Ever. The first day was so hot I thought I would melt and the next threatened thunderstorms but nothing deterred the crowd and the fun had by all. The Gallery House Concerts gave me a great welcome in Calgary. They even fed me homemade soup. I met some great people, sold some CD's and got to make friends and meet fans. I have been taking a sound recording class and believe it or not a rap songwriting class. Maybe I will try performing one of my rap songs accompanied by my banjo; rap folk. Now I have rehearsals with violinists and other musicians getting ready for the Canmore and Edmonton Folk Festivals along with the rest of the School of Song gang. Thanks to CBC, Kaos radio and CKUA for playing my music. 

bye for now


April Surprises with New News
Written by Rebecca   
Tuesday, 22 April 2014 18:24

April is here and it has brought more than just snow. I have been busy in the Homestead Recorders studio with Barry Allen and a host of great musicians recording songs for my next CD. Well not quite a host but they sure sounded like one: Gord Matthews on guitars and mandola, John Taylor on upright Bass, Lyle Molzan on percussion and Dustin Roy on electric bass. Working with such an amazing group of players was a fabulous time. 

Look out Calgary I am coming back. I am back in Calgary at the Ship and Anchor on Sunday May 18th at 12:00 for the Sonic Youth Calgary Folk Festival Songwriting finals. This event is always a great time and opportunity. An opportunity for Calgary to hear new young songwriters and for people like me to be heard and find an audience.

The elephants are loose in Edmonton. My historical musical "The Great Edmonton Elephant Stampede of 1926" has been accepted into Nextfest. You will find me performing at the Azimuth Theatre in June. I will have more information about dates and times later.

Folk Festival Bound. I still find it hard to believe but I will be at the Canmore and Edmonton Folk Festivals this summer! I will keep you informed about the other performers and rehearsals leading up to the big events.

bye for now



Marching into March
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Tuesday, 11 March 2014 17:42

Wow it is March already. Maybe it was the cold but until the snow started melting it just didn't feel like March. I have news. I am currently in preproduction on my next CD getting ready to record with producer Barry Allen. Even more exciting the recording is being supported by a Rawlco Radio Recording Grant. Thank-you Rawlco radio. The CD is tentatively called "Ode to Tennyson" as it is largely inspired by Lord Alfred Tennyson's poetry. Now there is someone who could tell a story. 

I am off to Fort McMurray on March 15th to provide pre and post show entertainment during the Affair for the Arts at the Keyano Theatre. The event headliner is ..................... WILLIAM SHATNER!!! In case you cannot tell I am just a little bit excited. 

I was honored to be part of the YWCA "The Power of Being a Girl" Conference as a guest performer. I also had the opportunity to play at our schools Pink Shirt Day as part of anti bullying week. There was even TV camera's there which was a bit of a surprise. They just appeared like Ninjas.

Between music, jazz choir and cheerleading I have been pretty busy. Yes I said cheerleading. Where else would I still get to practice and use a layout full?? I also play tenor Banjo though not while cheerleading. Singer Songwriter banjo playing cheerleader thats me. 

More news to come..... 


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