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Marching into March
Written by Rebecca   
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..... 

Happy New Year 2014
Written by Rebecca   
Tuesday, 21 January 2014 20:29

Yes it is 2014 already. Christmas was traveling the prairies to visit family and then flying off for a week in Mexico. I had a new addition to my musical family over Christmas, a La Patrie Concert Guitar. I am hoping my banjo and keyboard don't get jealous. I had my first show of the year at the Carrot Coffee House. I am hoping to start pre-production on my next CD in the next couple of weeks. I am excited to be working with Barry Allen and I can't wait to see in what new directions my music will grow. Thanks to my showcases at the CFMA's and the Arts Touring Alliance of Alberta I am booking some cool shows around Alberta. Finals are over so now I can get back to the fun work of song writing again.



November to Remember
Written by Rebecca   
Wednesday, 13 November 2013 23:41

The last few weeks have been amazing. First was the Arts Touring Alliance of Alberta Showcase in Red Deer. I had the unique opportunity to hang out with artists and presenters from around Alberta and beyond. I was selected as a Young Albertan and given the opportunity to showcase on the main stage at the Red Deer College Theatre. The sound was fantastic and there was a crowd of a couple hundred people. Playing in front an engaged audience in a soft seat theatre was inspiring. Jamming in the Hotel lounge later that night was a blast.

Next the Canadian Folk Music Awards were in Calgary on the weekend of November 8th. We headed up on the 8th to catch the opening reception and hang out with the CFMA participants. On the 9th I had a quick rehearsal with Lucas Chaisson who was going to accompany me on guitar and then it was off to the Nickelodeon Music Club for sound check. I was fortunate to be chosen to perform as part of the Nominee Showcase Concert at the Nickelodeon with amazing artists: Dawn and Mara, Jorge Miguel, Sora, Maria Dunn, and Stephan Fearing.  The volunteers and the crowd made everyone feel welcome. The audience was attentive and exuberant. I found the whole experience of the showcase to be electrifying.

The entertainment at the awards Gala was great. Congratulations to Kierah for winning Young Performer of the Year.

Now it is getting ready for Christmas events and Coffee shop gigs.



CFMA Calgary Bound
Written by Rebecca   
Sunday, 29 September 2013 22:29

Yes it is official. "Avant Garden" has been nominated for Young Performer of the Year at the Canadian folk Music Awards in Calgary. This is my third nomination in 3 years and I am more excited than ever. I will be playing at the Nickelodeon Music Club on November 9th in Calgary during one of the CFMA showcase events. With so many talented performers to choose from I am honoured to have the opportunity to play for the Calgary/Canadian folk community.

The Heritage Song Project went really well culminating in three shows during the Alberta Culture Days weekend. I had fun presenting my songs especially with Darcy accompanying me on guitar while I played banjo for "The Lost Lemon Mine". Maybe I will bring some of these songs to Calgary. Of course the Arts Touring Alliance of Alberta 2013 Showcase in Red Deer this October is just around the corner as well. Thanks to all of the other performers who took part in the Heritage Song Project, I had a blast.

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